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The Importance of Core Strength

Connor Gray, CPT Sep 26, 2019 Fitness

One of the biggest fascinations that comes along with working out and staying active is having a flat, six-pack stomach. Most people would more than likely assume that having a six-pack of abs would mean having a strong “core.” However, the abs are not the only muscles that make up the ever important core. Your core consists of the muscles in your lower back, obliques,...

Trainer Corner: Two Stretches to do at the End of A Workout

Sep 25, 2019 Fitness Tips

The last few minutes of a workout may seem nonessential, but the cooldown is an important component of setting yourself up for success for the next workout. To find out more, we spoke to Shaun Phillips, owner of Fitness Together Winnetka on the North Shore of Chicago.

Three Things to Do Every Morning to Create a Better Day

Sep 18, 2019 Fitness Tips

The way your day starts sets the tone for everything that follows. That’s why it’s very important to be intentional about your morning routine. While we know that you don’t have much time to spend on intricate and unrealistic wellness practices, there are a few short and simple things you can do each morning to ensure you find a better footing to take on the rest of the day with ease.

Foam Rolling 101: What Is It & Why Should You Be Doing It

Sep 12, 2019 Fitness Tips

While it may seem like just another thing that your trainer is telling you to do, foam rolling is absolutely essential in your workout routine and offers a ton of benefit outside of the gym. Not only is foam rolling a self-massage at no cost, but it also primes your body for movement and helps your recovery process as well. Here's more.

Three Ways to Use Your Phone Less During the Day

Sep 4, 2019 Fitness Tips

Cutting down on the time you use your phone each day will save you wasted minutes that you could be spending on work, with friends and family or on your health and wellness. In addition, cutting down will give you more mental space to come up with new ideas, daydream and be grateful, rather than worrying about what the latest post is on Instagram.

Trainer Corner: The Importance of Mobility

Aug 28, 2019 Fitness Tips

Mobility is an incredibly important aspect of living a healthy and functional life that can’t be overlooked. To get to the bottom of what mobility is and why it’s an integral part of a training program, we spoke to JD Christie, owner of Fitness Together Belleair Bluffs in Southwest Florida.

The Importance and Benefits of Active Recovery

Connor Gray CPT Aug 22, 2019 Fitness

  If you are someone who looks forward to their days off from the gym, then you agree with a majority of people. Most would assume their “day off” would be used as laying on the couch watching your favorite show on Netflix. However, incorporating active rest into your days off can come as an extreme benefit. So, what is active recovery? According to...

Five Healthy Beach-Friendly Recipes

Aug 21, 2019 Fitness Tips

Spending a sunny day at the beach with friends and family (or even solo) is such a relaxing thing to do during the summer. Slather on the sunscreen, bring an umbrella and arm yourself with healthy homemade food, so you can keep up your energy and feel good about what you’re putting in your body too.

Three Things You Get from Working with a Personal Trainer

Aug 14, 2019 Fitness Tips

When you have goals for your health and fitness that are important to you, it pays to seek assistance from a professional in the field to help you achieve them. That’s why working with a certified personal trainer is such a good idea for almost everyone — investing in your health is something you will never regret.

Weight Loss Pitfalls

Kara Sabatino RD LD Aug 8, 2019 Nutrition

Losing weight can be frustrating! There is so much bad information and diets out there that it makes it hard to know what the right thing to do is. The science behind weight loss has never changed - eat less and move more! However, sometimes chronic dieting and weight cycling can stall your metabolism making these changes less effective. If you feel like you have been doing everything right - I challenge you to think about a few minor things - these all too common “weight loss pitfalls!” 

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