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Meet Lisa Austin

Fitness Together Jun 26, 2019 News

In December of 2016, my son posted a picture of me to social media, and it was a shocking realization of just how overweight and unfit I was. I needed to get healthy, so I started changing my attitude to be more wellness aware. Over the next 12 months, I lost 50 pounds, but still struggled with activity. I had no strength, easily winded, and unable to get...

Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill Workout

Fitness Together Jun 17, 2019 Feel Better

There's a reason why almost every single gym has a treadmill in it. The treadmill is a staple piece of fitness equipment that is incredibly worthy of your time for a good cardiovascular exercise session. To find out how best to use this popular modality, we spoke to Chris Howard, personal trainer and owner of Fitness Together Waxhaw in the Charlotte, North Carolina area....

How Exercise and Nutrition Can Support Your Mental Health

Fitness Together May 3, 2019 Feel Better

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it’s time to talk about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle that go far beyond what your body looks like — the benefits that support your mental well-being. Current research tells us that working out and eating nutritious foods doesn’t just make you healthy, but it also improves your mindset...

The Low Down on Cardio

Fitness Together Apr 15, 2019 Feel Better

Love it or hate it, cardio, or “cardiovascular exercise,” is an integral part of a training program. But how much should you do? When should you do it? And what should you be doing? Why is cardio important? Your heart is a muscle, and like your other muscles, you need to work the heart and challenge it, so that it gets stronger. Cardio exercise provides...

Three Ways to Stay Accountable to Your Goals

Fitness Together Mar 7, 2019 Look Better

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. And while we used to think that stepping on the bathroom scale every morning was all you needed to do to be accountable,...

All About Heart Health

Fitness Together Feb 14, 2019 Feel Better

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.

12 Days of Healthy Habits for the Holidays

Fitness Together Dec 10, 2018 Live Longer

The “12 Days of Christmas” is one of the most popular songs you find yourself singing on repeat every December, and this year, you can take that jingle and turn it into something good for your health and fitness. We’re challenging you to follow this healthy habits to-do list with one new habit each day and beyond. Ready, set, go.  Day 1 — Go...

Four Exercises That Will Help You Build up to a Push-up

Fitness Together Dec 3, 2018 Look Better

There’s a reason why you’ll often find that push-ups are part of a structured fitness plan, and that’s because the push-up is a purely bodyweight movement that is both functional and incredibly valuable for building your overall strength. There’s no equipment needed, and you can do push-ups just about anywhere. We spoke to Chavanne Scott, long-time...

How to Show Gratitude to Your Body This Holiday Season

Fitness Together Nov 26, 2018 Feel Better

'Tis the season to be thankful for all of your blessings. While we’re often good at thinking about all of the people, material things and achievements in our lives, we sometimes forget something so important … our body. Your body is the only body you’ll ever have. It’s been with you since birth, it may have carried children, it may have traveled...

How to Get a Jump Start on Managing Your Holiday Stress

Fitness Together Nov 21, 2018 Feel Better

Why is it that the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful? The year-end projects at work, the planning of family get-togethers, the juggling of social calendars, gift shopping, decorating and so much more — there is a lot to handle during the last two months of the year. Rather than let it all come at you like a ton of bricks, why not get a jump...

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