Breathe in, breathe out—simple right? Not so fast. When it comes to exercise, the art of inhaling and exhaling may be a little more complicated than we think. Should we breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth? And wait—what’s a diaphragm exactly? Whether the goal is running, lifting, or warrior posing with ease, read on to discover the best breathing techniques to put optimal performance well within reach.
Is sugar toxic? It is when you consider the levels the average American swallows each year—a whopping 130 pounds of added sugars ingested annually. That's about 22 teaspoons a day, way over the max set by the American Heart Association in 2009. New science shows that this overload of sugar—often stemming from hard-to-detect hidden added sugars—is affecting your body in all sorts of strange ways.
The athleticism, the grace, the contagiously cute haircut — it all made it hard not to love figure skating phenom Dorothy Hamill throughout the 1970s and 1980s. At just 12, the Connecticut resident won her first skating title. She then went on to captivate America with a gold medal win at the 1976 Winter Olympics and a first place spot at the 1976 world championships. Her...
Skip Squats! Do Bridge Drags!
We all love a good playlist in our vinyasa flow class, and if the track is right, paired with the right asana at just the right time it can often feel like we’re dancing. Dance is all about expression through movement. Pair that with yoga, something all about introspection through movement, and you’ve got quite the pair.
Theresa Elliott, a yoga and dance...
Training Frequency: Kristen comes in 3 to 4 times a week for one on one sessions and one stretching session.
Cardio Frequency: In the studio, she does sixty minutes of cardio three to four times per week! On top of that, Kristen also goes walking or hiking on the weekends!
Nutrition: Kristen has been eating three vegetarian meals per week (e.i....
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat blasting workout. It sounds too simple to be effective, but science doesn't stretch the truth. Read on for eight proven benefits of HIIT:
Client Appreciation Night Recap
Thank you to all our clients and their guests for coming to your Client Appreciation Night at the studio. We had a great turnout, and enjoyed spending the night with you. The event was not only just to show appreciation for our clients, but we also kicked off our Great Jeans Challenge, announced the Ignite your Inferno winner, and handed out...
There are tons of heart rate and activity monitors out there. Heres a breakdown of the top models from 2015 with CNN reviews!