September 07, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Food is fuel and if you don’t have the right fuel or the right amount, you can throw off your workouts. Here’s my guide to know when to eat and what to eat before and after your workouts.

Before a Workout

You don’t want your stomach growling during exercise, but you don’t want to feel like you just ate Thanksgiving dinner either. Ideally, you want to fuel your body with healthy, nutritious foods that are no longer hanging out in your stomach when it’s time to work out.

Chris Freytag

August 28, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Ever wonder what that foam cylinder lying around in the gym is for? It’s a Foam Roller, a popular tool for relief from sore, tight muslces. It may just be the tool that can improve your flexibility and help prevent injury. After workouts, muscles can become tight and range of motion can feel limited. Muscles are like rubber bands and the further you stretch them, the better they can power you. So grab a foam roller and use these tips  to help stretch out and prevent injury.  

Life Fitness

August 01, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community

Changing our eating habits can be a challenge for many of us, which is why I look for “swapportunities” at meal time. By getting creative and re-thinking classic recipes, you can make small steps to a healthier lifestyle. These are four of my favorite, but I hope you’ll share your own in the comments as well.

Chris Freytag