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Fitness Active Heart-pumping Plyometrics Workout

Heart-pumping Plyometrics Workout

Plyometric training, which uses explosive movements to build strength and condition the muscles and heart, offers the benefits of both strength training and high-intensity interval training. This 15-minute plyometric workout is a great way to introduce this form of training to your clients that are ready for a greater challenge.

Wellness Active How Sleep Affects Your Weight and Performance

How Sleep Affects Your Weight and Performance

Do you view sleep as unproductive time? The truth is sleep is as important for your health as what you choose to eat and the exercise you do. It’s time to make a mental shift and view sleep as an investment in our health. Learn how sleep directly affects your weight and your performance during the day—and how you can optimize your sleep for better overall health and wellbeing.

Active 10 Signs You May Actually Need to Lose Weight

10 Signs You May Actually Need to Lose Weight

Extra pounds have a way of creeping up slowly, almost imperceptibly, until one day you realize that it may be time to lose some weight and improve your health. Take a look at these 10 signs and symptoms that it’s time to lose weight. Whether you have one or many of these signs, decide to take control and begin losing weight so you can be your healthiest self for you, your family and your life.

Active Get Back into Running with These 5 Easy Tips

Get Back into Running with These 5 Easy Tips

Harsh winter weather can make it a challenge to stick with a running program, especially if treadmill running just isn’t your thing. But with the arrival of spring, you might be itching to get back on the road. Here are five tips that will help you avoid injury and get your running mojo back.

Fitness Active 20-Minute At-home Bodyweight Circuit

20-Minute At-home Bodyweight Circuit

Wondering how you can help your clients stay active during the always-hectic holidays? Share this workout with your clients before the holiday season to help them burn off those extra calories while getting a total-body challenge. This 20-minute, at-home body-weight circuit is just what they need to stay motivated and continue making progress toward their health and fitness goals.

Career Active 7 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Group Fitness Instructor

7 Signs You’re Meant to Be a Group Fitness Instructor

If you’ve been thinking a lot about how fun it might be to teach your own fitness classes, ACE Certified pro Chris Freytag outlines seven signs you should look for before you make the fitness jump.

Fitness Active Looking Back at the Fitness Trends of 2014

Looking Back at the Fitness Trends of 2014

As we pull together our predictions for 2015, let’s take a moment to look back at six of the best fitness trends that grabbed us in 2014 by the leg and wouldn’t let go. Will you still be following these trends in the New Year?

Active How to Deal with The

How to Deal with The "Side Effects" of Working Out

We all know how exercising can produce weight loss, good-looking muscles and a healthier heart. But what about those other side effects— the post-workout hunger cravings, chafed spots on your legs and arms, and the mountain of dirty, sweaty laundry? ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag shares tips on how to tackle the pesky side effects of working out.

Active How to Maintain Your Summer Weight

How to Maintain Your Summer Weight

The last days of summer are here, but that’s no reason to lose the summer body you’ve worked so hard to achieve. ACE Certified pro Chris Freytag offers four great tips for keeping your body strong and healthy well into the colder months of the year.

Wellness Active 5 Habits That Will Help Increase Your Longevity

5 Habits That Will Help Increase Your Longevity

We can’t avoid growing older, but our lifestyle habits can help determine or not those years are long and happy ones. Fortunately, living healthy doesn't have to be a chore. ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag explains how to incorporate five habits into your normal routine that will equip you for the marathon that is life.

Fitness Active 10 Exercises for Rock-hard Abs

10 Exercises for Rock-hard Abs

Sure, rock-hard abs look great, but they’re also crucial for every stage of life. ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag explains how to train the core smarter—not harder—so it not only looks good, it’s stronger and functions effectively so we can do all the things our lives require. Check out these 10 exercises that, when combined with a healthy diet, will help you develop rock hard abs and a fully functional core.

Active Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to show the important people in our lives how much we love them, but do you include yourself on that list? Loving yourself is an important part of creating a positive, happy life. Fitness pro Chris Freytag has nine great suggestions for showing yourself some love on Valentine’s Day and every day and creating a more fulfilling and happier year. Make this the Valentine’s Day when you start loving yourself and loving your life even more!

Active Music Matters When it Comes to Strength Training

Music Matters When it Comes to Strength Training

You know how important it is to choose the right music to get your blood pumping and up the intensity of your cardio workouts, but did you know that the same principle can be applied to your strength-training workouts as well? Fitness pro Chris Freytag explains how music choice—especially when it comes to tempo—can go a long way toward enhancing your strength-training efforts.