February 09, 2016 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Valentine’s Day means dates with your loved one. But don't think that quality time needs to be spent at a cozy restaurant or any other traditional date spot. Try sweating it out together at the gym. Exercising with a special someone is not only a way to partake in some friendly competition, but a way to stay accountable to your training goals.
Lift and spot. Whether at the gym or at home, strength training is an important part of a healthy workout routine and is often more effective when done in pairs. Lifting weights with a loved one should reflect the strengths of your relationship, too, because the best weight lifting partners are trustworthy, accountable and motivating. You can spot each other with the heavy weights, help each other with form and encourage each other to reach your goals.
August 04, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Whether it’s frequent business travel or a summer vacation, one of the first things to go out the window when you are at a hotel is your workout. But, with a little bit of planning, you can stay motivated and consistent with your workouts. Here’s how:
Go online and see what your hotel offers. You probably check out your hotel before you book it to make sure it has the amenities you like, so check out the gym too. Some hotel gyms are fully equipped with circuit machines, free weights, treadmills and ellipticals. Others have fantastic pools where you can swim laps, and some even have fitness classes.
July 30, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
With August right around the corner, kids are playing longer and harder to get the most out of what’s left of their summer. So how can you make sure they’re staying safe in the heat without slowing down the fun? Do a quick safety check with these “beat the heat” tips.
Break out the sunscreen. Be sun smart and make sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to your kids, reapplying every two hours. You’ll want to do this around 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow it to absorb into the skin and decrease the likelihood of it getting washed off. And if they do go swimming, make sure to reapply after they’re done—even if the sunscreen is waterproof. Don’t think you’re covered by the shade on a cloudy day, either. You can still end up getting burned due to those harmful UV rays.