Starting on a health and fitness journey can come with a lot of aches and pains. If your body has been on a hiatus, exercise will challenge your muscles, causing micro-tears. These micro-tears are necessary for muscle building, but they also result in soreness.
I joined JF four years ago after not being successful at other gyms. Here I found a strong group of instructors who supported my goals from day one and have been by my side in my journey. There are many fun and challenging classes where you do see results, you stay engaged, you meet great […]
Calories provide energy for our bodies to function. We get calories from carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol. For each gram, you get a set number of calories. 1 gram Calories Carbohydrates 4 Protein 4 Fat 9 Alcohol 7 The vitamin, mineral, and water content add to the nutritional value for each of these […]
There has been a DRAMATIC change in the portions, servings, slices and pieces we are “allowed” to eat over the past 20 years. In the food industry the motto of “bigger is better” has taken over along with mass marketing to get us to buy bigger sizes to save money saying it’s a better […]
The most challenging part of the holiday weekend for most of us are the drinks and the BBQs! PLAN as much as you can! Plan to work out even if you are going away. Pack your sneaks and workouts clothes now! Then, make sure you actually do the work out! It will keep […]
We all know strong abs look good, but why is it important to have a strong midsection? Strong abs- or a strong core – is one of the keys to preventing back pain. The abs act like a girdle to hold the torso in alignment and help the back maintain its proper curvature. Strong abs […]
January 2015, New Year, same me. I was laying in bed with the flu, barely awake when my younger sister comes bounding through my bedroom door. “Meg, wake up. You gotta come to the gym with me to meet the trainers. Theyʼre all there. Just come. You donʼt even have to work out”. She […]
SPRING INTO FITNESS 2015 Alleluia to Spring!! We could not seem to get away from our dreary cold winter this year. As the seasons change, it is time to change some of our habits. Clean out those cupboards and let go of all the “diets” you are planning to get your body ready […]