There are a lot of things that give me anxiety in the gym. Does that gal over there hacking up a lung have bird flu? Does this bench have ringworm all over it? Is that guy going to snap in half as he quarter-squats 350 pounds?
But there’s one fear that surpasses all of these: being called over the loudspeaker by the gym daycare center.
It happened to me. Twice. In one week. Continue reading “A gym-goer’s worst fear | And how to overcome it”
For most folks, New Year’s resolutions are taken (and made) with a grain of salt. No one really expects the person to follow through. Heck, even the person making the resolution probably expects to make it a month if he or she is lucky.
No, you don’t need the calendar to change to make a resolution, especially a fitness resolution. But it helps to have that event to help springboard healthy habits.
Nearly half of Americans make resolutions, but almost all fall short of their goals. This year, I’m taking a new approach to my resolutions and offering some advice for experts for how you can achieve your goals. Continue reading “How to set and keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2018”
The past few years have brought us some crazy fitness and wellness trends. Between cupping, goat yoga, and crunning, it got a little weird. Thankfully, strength training, wearable technology, and HIIT dominated 2017 as the top fitness trends.
Here, we predict what will happen in 2018. Continue reading “2018 Fitness trends | My predictions for the new year”
The jingle bells are getting louder and Santa Claus is coming to town. After last month’s Thanksgiving in Pounds feature, I wanted to bring you all Christmas in Pounds for all of your holiday fun fact feasting.
From the weight of Santa’s wish list and sleigh down to the smallest sugar plum, we’ve got answers to all your weight-related holiday questions. Continue reading “Christmas in pounds | Fun facts for the holiday season”
Life is simple, right? Eat. Sleep. Lift heavy things. Until the holidays roll around and your family members are asking you for gift ideas.
Instead of risking getting another self-help book or ill-fitting sweater from well-intentioned family members, here are some ideas to pass along. Continue reading “Weightlifter’s gift guide | What to get the heavy lifter in your life”