• Why You Should Be Doing Squats In Your Workouts

      Do you realize that you squat all the time in your everyday life? You squat when you sit down on a couch, chair, or toilet. And you should be squatting when you bend over to pick something up, versus bending from the waist, which could hurt your back. Learning to squat correctly and adding this exercise to your workouts and everyday activities will help you stay flexible, strong, and free from injuries. And most importantly, squats will help you build a nice booty! 😏 Why Are Squats So Important? When I coached CrossFit, the squat was one of the first fundamental movements that I would teach every client.  I…

  • Why You Should Be Strength Training

      “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha Strength training is so important, especially as we age!  As we reach our 30’s, inactive adults start to experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, and this loss increases significantly when we enter our 60’s.  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, bone loss also speeds up for both men and women during midlife. Our metabolism slows down as we age as well, which can make it easier to gain weight, and harder to lose it.  Strength training can help with all…

  • Do You Even Warm-Up Bro? Why a Good Warm-Up Is So Important.

        But seriously, do you even warm-up?  Most people want to get to the gym and complete their workout as fast as they can so they can get on with their day, which usually means people put little time into their warm-up or skip it altogether.  People also tend to finish their workout and head out the door without stretching or doing a proper cool-down.  You really should be doing a good dynamic warm-up before workouts and a good cool-down with stretching and mobility work after your workouts.  Today, let’s talk about why warming up is so important.   Why Do I Need To Warm-Up? A good dynamic warm-up,…