6 Fun Summer Activities to Stay Fit

The gym is great, but I’ve personally always loved experience-based exercise more. I just feel much more engaged. With summer coming, it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and stay fit while having fun! Here are 6 fun summer activities to stay fit: Go Swimming!  Race your friends in the pool. Swimming is a…

3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Personal trainers, websites, and friends can give you great feedback on how to work out to reach your own specific goal, whether it is to gain muscle or simply lose weight. However, at the end of the day, your progress is determined by yourself. Though this is rather cliché, this is, to a major extent,…

3 Ways to be a better Bench Presser

If you have access to it, Bench Pressing is a wonderful way of building muscle in your upper body/ pectoral muscles. However, are you bench pressing correctly? Here are 3 ways to be a better bench presser. 1.Breathing When benching, breathing is a great tool to help stabilize yourself and improve performance on the bench….

April Fitness Routine

Estimated time: 40 minutes Exercises: Bench Press Equipment: Bench press machine & weights The first exercise is benching. It is best to have a spotter (partner) who watches out to keep you safe. Grip the bar about one thumb length from the divide between the smooth bar surface and the rough, textured bar surface. Your…

March Lower Body Fitness Routine

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes Equipment: Just yourself!   For the first exercise, run a mile. Do not run as fast as you can. However, make sure that the mile you run is a quick mile that leaves you out of breath. Jumping Squats After running the mile, do 2 sets of jumping squats. For each…

The Battle of Cardio vs Resistance Training

There is an ongoing battle between those for cardio and those for weight & resistance training when it comes to healthy weight loss. Of course, both are important. Although cardio is still needed to maintain endurance and a healthy cardiovascular system, I personally side more with weight and resistance training for a couple of reasons: 1) Weight training…

3 Ways to be a Better Runner

We all think we know how to run. It’s something that we’ve tried to do since we learned how to walk. Running is a great form of exercise that boosts your immune system and keeps your heart healthy. However, many of us run “incorrectly”. Here are 3 ways so that you can become a better runner….

February Lower Body Routine

Expected time: 15 minutes + Running time Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

February Upper Body Fitness Routine

Keep your New Years Resolutions with this short and easy workout! #getswole *note: If you don’t have some of the equipment with you, like dumbbells, you can use heavy textbooks instead or another heavy object. Expected time: 30-35 minutes Push ups Equipment: Just yourself The pushup is perhaps one of the most basic callisthenic, or…