Jul 28
Attractive couple working out together

Lets face it folks, when you find someone to love, you tend to get a lot of good out of it but there are some bad things that snake their way into it. One of the bad things is fat, yup, fat … it sneaks in, it makes you bigger, and before you know it you’re on the scale like “WHAT IN THE WORLD!” So what makes relationships so fattening? I’ll tell you what it is, most of us were working out to get with someone in the first place. Now that the goal is attained, we see it as a chore, and we stop paying attention to ourselves. What most experts suggest we do about this is to use ours partner as springboards to promote proper nutrition and exercise. Do things together and it doesn’t become a compromise, if he/she (the one we love) is lazy then… [Read more]

Feb 23
Beautiful woman taking a breath

Stop for a second, and notice your breathing. Is it from your chest or is it from deep within your belly? You might discover you are taking shallow breaths from your chest. So what’s the big deal you may ask? Well…ask someone one who is asthmatic or has COPD. Breathing is life. It’s the thing you need and depend on! Breathing is the only body function that is both voluntary (you can control its speed and even stop it momentarily), and involuntary (automatic – you don’t have to do anything to make it happen). But typically, we are not taught the proper way to breathe and control this life force. Did you know that a baby does not breathe while it is in the womb? That the mother breathes for the fetus who gets essential oxygen through the umbilical cord? Yes! And the normal rate… [Read more]

Mar 10

Don’t you hate it when your body is sore from months of work but you still look like you slam cookies daily? This is one of the main reasons so many of us quit and use genetics as an excuse not to exercise. One of the biggest secrets to getting bigger and stronger is to continuously challenge oneself and be patient with the results! Trying to get a “beach body” or whatever by Summer when you’ve only started working out in March is a lie that is sold to you by workout gurus that are trying to pimp a machine or a Blu-ray box set. “I don’t know anyone that is a beast off of any workout Blu-ray” When you decide to get fit, it should be a life decision. What I mean by this is that it needs to be a commitment that you… [Read more]

Feb 10

There are two frequently searched terms that I see monthly coming to this website: “why are women unfriendly at the gym?” and “how to attract guys in the gym”. Isn’t it amazing that these questions—obviously from members of the opposite sex—are asking about one of the most controversial aspects of gym membership? For every ten women that are convinced that guys only go to the gym to ogle them for being fat or sexy, there is one that wants to use her gym membership to make a love connection. On the opposite side is the serious lifter who could care less about how many women are in his gym, what they look like, and whether or not they are looking at him. The irony of it all is that the person asking “how to attract guys in gym?” is probably attracted to this “serious lifter”… [Read more]

Dec 18

In January, many of you will be entering into a gym for the first time to try your hand at a new fitness lifestyle. What you may or may not know about the gym is that it has some unwritten rules that can lead to very frustrated (and muscular) members if you happen to violate them. The following list are a number of things to keep in mind when you join up and become a member. Glance at the booty don’t stare at it One of the chief complaints by women that aren’t dedicated gym-goers (since seasoned lifters are well past this) is that they don’t like men looking at them. Many of these women feel fat, and because they are sweaty, void of makeup, and new, they sometimes feel that your staring is due to them doing awkward workouts or you being a horn… [Read more]

Dec 17

Winter is here and it’s cold outside but for months you have ravaged your bodily temple with sugars, fatty things, and all of the crap that you’ve convinced yourself that you “deserve”. Now is the time to channel your inner Rocky Balboa and get into the gym. Doing this will prep your body for the new year when everybody (and their mother) will be grabbing memberships and posting updates on their timeline. Starting now has the benefit of revving up your engine so that you are in full blast come January, and it will influence you to stay away from the terrible Christmas goodies like cakes, candies and of course eggnog. Along with working out you should go into the new year with a more positive attitude towards working out. You are not going to lift weights and run because you have to, you are… [Read more]

Nov 18

A workout relationship can have many forms, sometimes it is beneficial to both parties and other times it is one person hanging on for dear life. Many times with working out I compare the partnership to a boat and an anchor when docked. The anchor keeps the boat in place, preventing it from drifting out to sea and living as an example of fortitude, while the boat is there for support. For the anchor, the boat can be an important fixture that tests it’s resilience during stormy times and through the passage of time. To an outsider the two need one another but in terms of the people working out, it isn’t always so… The Immortal Anchor and The Reluctant Boat An anchor is a driven person that lives and breathes the workout. On days when they are sick, unmotivated, or lonely, they will still… [Read more]

Sep 26

I would like to express my discontent with the men in the gym who troll for women to talk to and possibly get a number. Over the last couple of years, I have been that unfortunate chick without an Ipod or any other means of blocking out the “hey shawty” while I’m doing my thing on the treadmill. Recently I finally obtained means of personal music thinking that it would do the trick. I mean, if I am unavailable to hear your pick up line, then I shouldn’t have to worry about coming up with some sort of nice let down, right? Wrong. I am definitely an advocate for the “go to the gym to workout” club as I don’t believe the gym is either the time or place for getting numbers.  However, since there are men who know not of this rule and insist… [Read more]