7 Signs of a Successful Workout

There are signs that a workout has been successful and not just that you are dripping in sweat! While sweating is a common response to rigorous workouts, everyone’s body produces waste products at a different rate and volume. With some clients, the sweat is flying the entire workout, others experience a slower production of waste…

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Correct Postural Alignment Equals Increases in Strength

If I told you that there is one very simple change that you could make which would lead to a significant increase in your muscular strength, would you be willing to do it?  If so, consider correcting your postural alignment.  Our mothers were always pestering us about standing up straight and they were definitely aiming…

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Recipe for Health: Cajun Beef Mushroom Tacos

More nutrition in tacos for less calories. By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD You may have noticed that mushrooms of all types are having a bit of a moment as people learn more about their nutritional virtues. And here is more news that will only help fuel the ’shroom boom: Writing in Food Science & Nutrition,…

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The Small Things Matter

Every repetition of every set, of every exercise and every exercise session matters.  Think of a typical workout week, perhaps three-four workouts with a duration of an hour each.  Now, consider that each of the exercises you are performing requires two-three sets of 8-12 repetitions.  And, prior to the completion of each set, you decide…

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Health and Fitness – Looking Forward

No matter where you are at currently in your health and fitness journey, it is time to look forward this spring (perhaps this is when your “new” year begins).  Visualize yourself reading this column on this very day next year and create a clear picture of how you would like to feel and look.  Are…

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Four Small In-Home Exercise Equipment Guidelines

Small in-home exercise equipment may add variety and challenge to your in-home exercise program and, when well designed, is a wonderful compliment to your health club/studio programs.  Determining what equipment to purchase for your in-home use, however, takes a little bit of detective work.  To assist you in this due diligence, consider the following four…

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Fitness Extra Credit

Just like we complete extra credit assignments when in school to boost our grade point average, your fitness level GPA may improve due to a little “extra credit (EC)” occasionally! While it is critical to consistently perform a well-designed exercise program, an extra fitness credit “assignment” may be just what you need to boost your…

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Get ready, get set, hike!

We live in one of the most spectacular settings in the world here in Grand County, Colorado.  And, now that the snow is melting after a fabulous winter sport’s season, it is time to prepare for all of the warm weather outdoor activities at our door step. Mountain trail hiking is one of many excellent…

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Track Your Progress

Establishing a baseline of body measurements, which includes body weight, girth measurements, and body composition, is an essential aspect of tracking your health/fitness progress.  Seeking out the services of a qualified and certified health/fitness professional to perform a thorough fitness assessment is one of the most effective approaches of establishing a baseline of body measurements.…

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