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Three Ways to Stay Accountable to Your Health Goals

Feb 20, 2019 Fitness Tips

When you decide to make a change in your lifestyle for the better, you don’t have to go at it alone. In order to be successful, you should employ a few accountability tactics to ensure you stay on the right track and make progress little by little. Here are three great ways to be accountable …

Trainer Corner: How and Why to do the Hip Bridge

Feb 13, 2019 Fitness Tips

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated, and sometimes it’s the simplest of moves that can be the most effective. We spoke to David Diaz, owner of Fitness Together Edgewater located outside of Denver, about one of his favorite simple moves — the hip bridge — an exercise found in workout routines for the beginner all the way to the advanced.

All About Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Feb 6, 2019 Fitness Tips

February is American Heart Month and that makes it the perfect time to talk about heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. With staggering statistics like this, it’s clear more awareness and prevention is needed, because the risk of heart disease can be significantly decreased through leading a healthy lifestyle.

Bored? Take a Lunge Break

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP Feb 4, 2019 Strength

I wish I could take credit for that awful pun, but I actually got that from a colleague of mine some years ago.  And when he told me, it got me thinking about how important lunges are.  Yes, I know, some of you (particularly clients of ours) are probably groaning – it’s true that most people, including me, really don’t like doing lunges.  But...

Walnut Encrusted Salmon

Feb 4, 2019 Nutrition

Food Weight: 4.5     Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon filet)       Ingredients: 4 salmon filets (about 6 ounces each), preferably wild salmon 3 cloves of garlic ¾ cup walnuts ½ cup fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon...

How Kathy Lost 60 Pounds with Accountability and Consistency

Jan 23, 2019 Fitness Tips

With no exercise history and quite a bit of weight to lose, Kathy found Fitness Together Northborough in Massachusetts and decided to give personal training a try. She had never worked with a personal trainer before and had only dabbled on walking on the treadmill with various gym memberships, which never stuck. She had high blood pressure, low energy and was worried about her future if she kept doing things the way she was.

Three Daily Habits of Healthy People

Jan 16, 2019 Fitness Tips

Sometimes it seems like the world of health and fitness can be incredibly confusing. There are so many mixed messages, workout programs, fad diets, fitness products and people trying to sell to you, that it can be very hard to know what’s right. Believe it or not, being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.

How to Get a Better Night of Sleep Every Night to Feel Great

Jan 9, 2019 Fitness Tips

If there was one thing you could work on that would give you positive benefits in almost every other area of your life through improved health, energy and mental clarity, would you want to do it? We bet you would. That thing is sleep. And we’re not just talking about getting more sleep, but getting better sleep.

Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions This Year

Jan 2, 2019 Fitness Tips

It’s been found that more than 80 percent of people fail at their New Year’s resolutions by February, once the luster of resolution season wears off, and only about 8 percent of people stick with their resolutions throughout the full year. So maybe this year is the year to resolve NOT to make a resolution at all.

Easy and Super-heart-healthy Salad Vinaigrette

Dec 31, 2018 Nutrition

Can’t seem to get those proportions right for a simple vinaigrette? Here’s a sure-fire French version of this classic, easy (and heart healthy) dressing. Food Weight: 1.0      Ingredients: Dressing: 1 small clove fresh garlic, minced 1/8thteaspoon salt 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard Freshly...

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