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  • Black Mold Poisoning: Should You Be Worried? with Jenna Phillips Ballard
    by Justin Schenck on July 19, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Black Mold Poisoning: Should You Be Worried? with Jenna Phillips Ballard Jenna Phillips Ballard returns to the show to have a very important conversation with Natalie Jill about something that affected Jenna in a big way. That’s black mold poisoning! Jenna Phillips Ballard is a coach,... The post Black Mold Poisoning: Should You Be Worried? with Jenna Phillips Ballard appeared first on Natalie Jill Fitness.

  • Exploring Natural Medicine with Dr. Ginger Sweetan & Dr. Tara Steinke
    by Justin Schenck on July 12, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Exploring Natural Medicine with Dr. Ginger Sweetan & Dr. Tara Steinke What is Naturopathic Medicine and Treatment and why should you explore it? Natalie Jill is a big believer in this approach to her health and this week she sits down with her own personal... The post Exploring Natural Medicine with Dr. Ginger Sweetan & Dr. Tara Steinke appeared first on Natalie Jill Fitness.

  • Beautifully Brave: An Unconventional Guide to Owning Your Worth with Sarah Pendrick
    by Natalie Jill on July 5, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Beautifully Brave: An Unconventional Guide to Owning Your Worth with Sarah Pendrick Sarah Pendrick, founder of the women’s empowerment movement and lifestyle brand GirlTalk Network. Sarah has supported thousands of women to reach their highest calling by embracing who they were always meant to be. Now... The post Beautifully Brave: An Unconventional Guide to Owning Your Worth with Sarah Pendrick appeared first on Natalie Jill Fitness.

  • Will You Make it Past 50?
    by Natalie Jill on July 2, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Will you live past the age of 50? As I write this my heart is racing, my hands are shaking, and my breath is…UNCOMFORTABLE. 27 years ago the course of my life changed forever. My dad, who was my world, died of a heart attack.... The post Will You Make it Past 50? appeared first on Natalie Jill Fitness.

  • Organizing Your Day For Maximum Productivity with Sandi Glandt
    by Natalie Jill on June 28, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Organizing Your Day For Maximum Productivity with Sandi Glandt Sandi is a high performance productivity coach for female entrepreneurs. She helps overwhelmed, stressed out boss babes maximize their time, energy and productivity to be present and intentional with the most important aspects of their life.... The post Organizing Your Day For Maximum Productivity with Sandi Glandt appeared first on Natalie Jill Fitness.

  • Healthy Turkey & Swiss Reuben
    by Natalie Sabin on July 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    This Turkey & Swiss Reuben uses turkey (a leaner protein source) and homemade low-calorie “dressing” for a healthy twist on a classic sammy. The post Healthy Turkey & Swiss Reuben appeared first on Born Fitness.

  • Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding
    by Natalie Sabin on July 20, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    The addition of chia seeds in this dessert increases fiber (keeps you feeling fuller longer) and omega-3 (heart-healthy). Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding Ingredients Yields 3 servings 1 tbsp coconut sugar or sugar substitute 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1 scoop unflavored protein powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups unsweetened regular or vanilla almond milk The post Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding appeared first on Born Fitness.

  • Fried Egg Burrito
    by Natalie Sabin on July 16, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    This fried egg burrito is super easy to make and enough for a whole meal whether it's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The post Fried Egg Burrito appeared first on Born Fitness.

  • (Semi-Homemade) Asian Chicken Bowl
    by Natalie Sabin on July 14, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    This (Semi-Homemade) Asian Chicken Bowl combines fresh ingredients with store-bought items for a delicious meal ready in less than 15 minutes. The post (Semi-Homemade) Asian Chicken Bowl appeared first on Born Fitness.

  • The Different Forms of Whey Protein And What’s Best For You
    by Adam Bornstein on July 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    What's best: whey protein concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate? This article breaks down the differences to help you understand what's best for you. The post The Different Forms of Whey Protein And What’s Best For You appeared first on Born Fitness.

  • Muscle up your breath
    by Frances Michaelson on July 22, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    The essence of life is our breath. Breathing is more important than eating or sleeping. It is necessary to learn to regulate and control our breath to effectively heal the mind and body. Begin to recognize that breath is energy, which will allow us to control our focus and awareness throughout the day. Breathwork is a practice that we should do every day. Why? By taking the time to pause to recognize and to appreciate the breath, we can learn to sleep better, improve the body’s immune response and reduce stress. In the practice of yoga, breath work is necessary to breathe with conscious awareness, creating connections with our mind and body in order to prevent injury. I invite you to practice the following exercise called "Box Breathing.” Inhale on a count of 4–3-2-1. Hold the breath 4-3-2-1. Exhale the breath 4-3-2-1. Hold the breath 4-3-2-1. Repeat this 3 times, and then allow the breath to come and go by itself. There is medical and scientific evidence to support the fact that by changing how we breathe, we can change how we think, feel, behave, and perform. James Nestor writes in Breath, The New Science of a Lost Ark, "the key to optimum breathing, and all health, endurance, and longevity benefits that come with it, is to practice fewer inhales and exhales in a smaller volume. To breathe, but to breathe less.” Take the time to notice how we breathe when we are peaceful and calm, rather than when we breathe a different breath when we are angry, upset, or most significantly when stressed! Try to take the time each day to pause, recognize and appreciate the simplicity of your breath. Learn to breathe with intent, slowly and deeply through the nose. Anders Olsson uses the technique of Breath hold Walking to increase carbon dioxide and, thus, increase circulation in the body. Find some space in a park that creates a calmer energy for you where the ground is soft. Exhale all your breath, then walk slowly around counting each step. Once you feel a sense of air hunger, stop counting. Inhale a deeper breath than you would usually take. Pause, exhale the breath on a count of 5. Breathe normally for about one minute and then repeat the exercise 3 times. In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, “Conscious breathing is the best way to stop and calm our anxiety, fear, and anger. You can always practice being fully aware of your breathing. This is essential to stop and come back to yourself." The post Muscle up your breath appeared first on Total Gym Pulse.

  • TRAIN THE MOVEMENT – NOT THE EXERCISE
    by Maria Sollon on July 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    https://youtu.be/Z6llwct4Bhg If your goal is to get toned, tight, and trim while building a beautiful booty, then these Pilates based exercises using your leg pulley accessory will help do the trick. But wait, there’s more… they will also help improve hip mobility, stability, flexibility, and enhance your daily movements, something we all need. PILATES PLEASE Pilates is more than just a trendy fitness fad. The method has been practiced since the 1920s and is here to stay, thanks to Mr. Joseph Pilates himself! Pilates exercises focus on aligning the breath, with the mind and body to facilitate controlled movement. When performed properly, the method helps develops functional strength, improved posture and alignment, and aims to condition to achieve whole body health. When improving joint mobility, stability, and flexibility, Pilates exercises will do the job. Pilates exercises train internal strength where you body needs it most. The movements are performed slowly with control to really maximize inner strength to produce muscular length, plus it’s challenging and safe for all fitness levels. LEG PULLEY ACCESSORY The Leg Pulley accessory is a dynamic way to strengthen, lengthen, and create balance of the muscles in and around the hips. This accessory allows you to develop control and precision through a series of leg movements while also developing stability in your pelvis when the limbs are moving. Core control is challenged as the legs move away from the midline, requiring additional abdominal activation. Therefore, the leg pulley accessory is no joke and can be the challenge your body needs to enhance your movement quality. TRAIN THE MOVEMENT When performing leg pulley exercises on your Total Gym, understand what your training goal is and how you plan to achieve it. It’s important while learning the exercise, to train each specific movement with mindfulness and intention. Remember these exercises are about moving with control and stabilizing the action within your core. INCLINE LEVELS: Since the Total Gym allows gravity to resist or assist your challenge, you will need to explore how your body feels in each position. The Lower the incline, the challenge is placed on stabilizing the lumbo-pelvic hip joint. Whereas increasing the incline will challenge lower limb strength. WHY YOU SHOULD INCORPORATE LEG PULLEY EXERCISES Maintaining healthy joints that are mobile, strong, and flexible is a continuous goal, especially as we age. Incorporating exercises geared towards accomplishing this is worth addressing. A few important benefits include: • Improves hip mobility & range of motion • Strengthens abdominal muscles • Focuses on pelvic lumbar stabilization • Improves hip disassociation • Improves hip flexor control • Increase hip mobility, joint strength, power output, and prevents injury As with any exercise program, your own limitations can be addressed, adapted, and designed appropriately for your specific goals. HIP MOBILITY SERIES As a precursor to this Pilates workout, I recommend checking out the 3-part blog series dedicated to the importance of training hip mobility, stability, and flexibility on your Total Gym. Here’s a shortcut to these blogs if you happened to miss this information: Part 1: HIP MOBILITY TO PREVENT INJURY Part 2: HIP MOBILITY, STABILITY, & FLEXIBILITY Part 3: HIP MOBILITY TO PERFORM BETTER PILATES LEG PULLEY WORKOUT There are many variations of leg pulley exercises, but I’ve chosen my favorites so that you can really learn the exercises, “train the movement”, and experience the benefits of developing hip strength in different body positions on the glide board. FOCUS : to improve hip mobility, stability, flexibility, and prevent injury ACCESSORY : Leg Pulley BODY POSITIONS : Prone, Supine, Side Lying NOTE: Most of the exercises listed below were introduced in the “ 3 Part Blog Series: Hip Mobility”. There are 6 additional exercises programed into the routine. *New exercises are highlighted below* Set Up : • Medium Incline (adjust for your strength level) • Connect Leg Pulley Accessory to the glide board Directions : • Perform the following exercises listed in order slowly with control • Perform 5-10 reps per exercise • Focus on stabilizing the core and only moving from the hip joint • Utilize a breath that moves with your body’s movement Prone Leg Pulley Exercises : 1. Straight leg lifts 2. Hamstring curls 3. Glute press back 4. Diagonal lifts 5. Glute press up Side Lying Leg Pulley Exercises : 6. Hip circles (both directions) 7. Leg lifts 8. Leg kick front 9. Bicycles 10. Inner thigh sweeps Supine Leg Pulley Exercises : 11. Leg circles 12. Bridge kicks 13. Double straight leg lowers 14. Frog 15. Fig 4 stretch *REPEAT OTHER LEG* Check out the video to learn how to properly perform these Pilates exercises with the leg pulley on your Total Gym. *Only the highlighted exercises are demonstrated in this video. To learn proper form of the others, please refer to the Part 1-3 Hip Mobility Series videos. When properly executed with mindfulness and control, your body effectively strengthens from the inside out. Best Always, Maria The post TRAIN THE MOVEMENT – NOT THE EXERCISE appeared first on Total Gym Pulse.

  • Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory–Part 3 of 3
    by Maria Sollon on July 7, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    https://youtu.be/eDdSl0fTMVU PART 3: HIP MOBILITY TO PERFORM BETTER Your body is meant to have physical freedom and move in a wide range of motion. However, restrictions in movement, especially in the hip area, can significantly impact performance. These restrictions can be caused by many factors, including overuse, underuse, and improper use of your hip joints. Some factors we can control, such as how we train and staying committed to the training process. Other factors we cannot control, such playing a sport that requires overuse of your hips, or having to sit at an office or school for extended periods of time, which can also negatively impact your hip strength and mobility. Regardless of the sport or activities you are involved in, there are ways to train your hips with the goal to develop mobility, stability, and flexibility so that you perform your best. JOINT STRENGTH Let’s review: Keeping your joints strong, mobile, and pain-free should be an essential part of every fitness program. Think of your joints as the glue that connects to your muscles to help support and stabilize your movements. Regularly incorporating mobility exercises that strengthen and condition the “smaller” muscles surrounding the joints not only helps prevent injury, but also helps you perform activities better. GET THE HIP SCOOP! This blog is part 3 of a 3-part series to learn the importance of strengthening your hip joints on your Total Gym. This hip strengthening series utilizes the Leg Pulley Accessory in a variety of ranges of motion to effectively strengthen the deepest muscles of your hips. In case you missed the previous Leg Pulley Blogs, here are some quick links to: Part 1: HIP MOBILITY TO PREVENT INJURY Part 2: HIP MOBILITY TO ENHANCE STABILITY & FLEXIBILITY WORKOUT #3: HIP MOBILITY EXERCISES FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT These exercises require core balance and stability to perform the movements. Therefore, keep the incline at a medium level, move slowly with control, and focus on keeping the hips stable and only moving from the hip joint. Focus: to strengthen hip mobility, stability, flexibility for enhanced performance Accessory: Leg Pulley Body Position: Prone (face down) Set Up: • Medium Incline (adjust for your strength level) • Connect Leg Pulley Accessory to the glide board • Reference: “how” to set up and get on/ off the glideboard with the leg pulley: https://totalgymdirect.com/total-gym-blog/hindsight-is-20-20 Directions: • Perform each exercise slowly with control. • Aim to perform 5-10 reps per exercise and on both side. • Focus on stabilizing the core for best results. • Utilize a breath that moves with your body’s movement. Prone Leg Pulley Exercises: 1. Straight leg side 2. Glute press back 3. Hamstring curls Be sure to check out the video to learn how to perform these prone hip strengtheners with the leg pulley on your Total Gym. Stay tuned for a complete Pilates workout that discusses the importance to “Train the movement and not just do an exercise”. The workout incorporates the leg pulley exercises from this series plus 6 additional movements. Stay strong & mobile, Maria The post Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory–Part 3 of 3 appeared first on Total Gym Pulse.

  • Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory – Part 2 of 3
    by Maria Sollon on July 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    https://youtu.be/YgvPlvOED98 PART 2: HIP MOBILITY TO IMPROVE STABILITY & FLEXIBILITY Do you ever experience tightness in your hips, legs, or feel pain when doing certain movements? If so, you’re not alone. Poor hip mobility can contribute to problematic issues in the lower back, knees, and can get in the way of performing actives you love. Your hips are the center of movement for your body and when they’re not moving well, a chain reaction of issues develop where you become vulnerable to pain and at-risk to long-term injury. Enhancing hip mobility, stability, and flexibility will help you live your life without pain and will allow you to function at optimal levels. WHY MOBILITY, STABILITY, & FLEXIBILITY MATTERS Think of your bones, muscles, and connective tissue around each joint as an integrated system that relies on the strength and health of other joints. If one area of your hips is weak or not working properly, then the chain reaction begins. It’s important to recognize this and perform exercises that can correct the problem at the source. Specific exercises can self-correct those weak points. It starts by focusing on hip stability and flexibility, which in-turn, will result in improved overall mobility. • MOBILITY - Mobility is the ability to move without restriction from surrounding tendons, muscles, and ligaments. However, from an overall wellness standpoint, mobility is a function of stability and flexibility. • STABILITY - Stability is the ability to maintain control of a position or joint movement by integrating the surrounding tissues along with neuromuscular control. Developing stability in the joints will prevent injuries and will allow you to accomplish daily activities pain-free (i.e., sitting, standing, and/or driving). • FLEXIBILITY - Flexibility is quite different than stability and it’s not interchangeable. Flexibility is the absolute range of motion in a joint(s) along with the length of a muscle that crosses the joint that’s involved. Flexibility directly relates with range of motion but does not directly correlate with strength, balance, and coordination. Therefore, it’s important to understand that good flexibility does not always indicate good stability. GET THE HIP SCOOP! This is Part 2 of a 3-part series to learn the importance of strengthening your hips on your Total Gym. The exercises utilize the Leg Pulley Accessory in a variety of ranges of motion to effectively strengthen the deepest muscles of your hips. In case you missed Leg Pulley Blog- Part 1, here’s a link to get the Hip Scoop: Part 1: HIP MOBILITY TO PREVENT INJURY WORKOUT #2 HIP MOBILITY EXERCISES TO IMPROVE STABILITY & FLEXIBILITY Focus: to improve mobility, core stability, dynamic control and enhance hip flexibility Accessory: Leg Pulley Body Position: Supine (face up) NOTE: Be mindful that working from supine requires a lot of core stabilization while moving the legs through space. Remember that when training for mobility, stability, and flexibility, you must execute the movements in a slow, controlled manor to get the most out of the exercise. Set Up: • Medium Incline (adjust for your strength level) • Connect Leg Pulley Accessory to the glide board • Reference: “how” to set up and get on/off the glideboard with the leg pulley Directions: • Perform each exercise slowly with control. • Aim to perform 5-10 reps per exercise and on both side. • Focus on core stabilization. • Utilize a breath that moves with your body’s movement. Supine Leg Pulley Exercises: 1. Leg circles (both directions) 2. Bridge kicks 3. Fig 4 stretch Be sure to check out the video to learn how to perform these supine hip strengtheners with the leg pulley on your Total Gym. Stay tuned for Part 3 to discuss mobility exercises to perform better. Stay strong & mobile, Maria The post Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory – Part 2 of 3 appeared first on Total Gym Pulse.

  • Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory – Part 1 of 3
    by Maria Sollon on June 30, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    https://youtu.be/d4s_xb7vV9E PART 1: HIP MOBILITY FOR INJURY PREVENTION So often workouts are limited to various forms of the same movements. Whether it’s strength training involving squats or cardio workouts involving running, we tend to just focus on unilateral movements that are routine and easy to perform. While this may help build strength to certain parts of your body, you may actually be weakening other parts making yourself more vulnerable to injury. IT’S ALL IN THE HIPS One of your most vulnerable areas of injury are your hips. Your entire lower body connects with your core and back through your lumbo-pelvic hip complex. Your hips are used for pretty much everything and we seldom think about it; sitting, standing, driving, walking, dancing, balancing… yes, everything we do (or not do) impacts our hips. So if it’s important to strengthen your hips, it is absolutely imperative you focus on functional movements so your hips can move the way they are designed - in all directions. INJURY PREVENTION Injury prevention for the hips requires regularly incorporating specific hip mobility exercises along with other strength work and stretching. This routine focuses on moves designed to strengthen the smaller muscles supporting your joints to boost your overall mobility, stability, and flexibility. We will be using the leg pulley attachment on your Total Gym. WORKOUT #1: HIP MOBILITY EXERCISES FOR INJURY PREVENTION Focus: to improve hip mobility, stability, flexibility, and prevent injury Accessory: Leg Pulley Body Position: Side Lying NOTE: The exercises in this series utilize the leg pulley attachment. Therefore, both sides will need to be set up and executed the same for symmetry. Be mindful that working from side lying requires a lot of core stabilization while isolating one leg through space. When developing hip strength, execute the movements in a slow, controlled manor to get the most out of the exercise. Set Up: • Medium Incline (adjust for your strength level) • Connect Leg Pulley Accessory to the glide board • Reference: “how to set up and get on/ off the glideboard with the leg pulley” Directions: • Perform each exercise slowly with control. • Perform 5-10 reps per exercise and on both side. • Focus on stabilizing the core for best results. • Utilize a breath that moves with your body’s movement. Side Lying Leg Pulley Exercises: 1. Hip circles (both directions) 2. Leg lifts 3. Leg kick front Be sure to check out the video to learn how to perform these side lying hip strengtheners with the leg pulley on your Total Gym. Stay tuned for Part 2 to discuss mobility to improve stability and flexibility. Stay strong & mobile, Maria The post Strengthen your hips on the Total Gym using the leg pulley accessory – Part 1 of 3 appeared first on Total Gym Pulse.

  • Fitness Fads Do Not Work but these Lifestyle Habits Do
    by Dai Manuel on March 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Fitness fads, like any trend, come and go. But bottom-line, when it comes to long-term health, fitness fads do not work, but these 10 lifestyle habits do! There was a The post Fitness Fads Do Not Work but these Lifestyle Habits Do first appeared on Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor.

  • 10 Early Signs that Social Media is a Toxic Influence in Your Life
    by Dai Manuel on March 19, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Do you ever find yourself feeling compelled to pull out a hammer and smash your phone into teeny-tiny pieces? Well, these are the early signs that social media is having The post 10 Early Signs that Social Media is a Toxic Influence in Your Life first appeared on Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor.

  • 4 Tips for A Healthy Work Life Balance
    by Dai Manuel on March 19, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Who are we kidding – the idea of a healthy work life balance seems like the holy grail of well-being… but is it an impossible destination to arrive at? A The post 4 Tips for A Healthy Work Life Balance first appeared on Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor.

  • Why You Could Do with Inner Work as a Man
    by Dai Manuel on March 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    When it comes to men’s inner work, we are shrouded with a misleading consensus: that men don't need it! They don’t ask for it, they are unbothered by it, and The post Why You Could Do with Inner Work as a Man first appeared on Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor.

  • 5 Ways CBD May Help with Exercise Recovery
    by Dai Manuel on March 12, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Did you know that CBD may help with exercise recovery? It's true! Cannabidiol use is becoming more expansive. From initially helping relieve pain and reducing the unfavorable effects of chemotherapy, The post 5 Ways CBD May Help with Exercise Recovery first appeared on Dai Manuel: Your Lifestyle Mentor.

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  • VASA Announces New Industry-Leading Employee Benefits
    by Jaime Cottini on July 15, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    VASA Fitness is excited to announce innovative new benefits offered as part of its full time team member compensation programs. Effective July 1, 2021, VASA is offering paid maternity and parental leave and a flexible vacation program, giving team members more flexibility to take vacation time when it suits their needs.  Now, all full time The post VASA Announces New Industry-Leading Employee Benefits appeared first on VASA Fitness.

  • Track Your Workouts, Track Your Results!
    by Summer O. on July 6, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Whether you’ve been working out for a while or are brand new to the gym, we all have goals when we walk into the gym. Losing weight, setting a bench press PR (personal record), running the fastest mile, or even finishing a group fitness class, we are all working towards something!  The best way to The post Track Your Workouts, Track Your Results! appeared first on VASA Fitness.

  • 20 Minute Workout
    by Summer O. on July 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Are you running short on time and need to get in a quick workout? Here is a 20 minute workout developed by one of our professional trainers!   Rules Start by setting a timer for 20 minutes. Rotate through each exercise at the start of every minute. Complete the number of reps for the exercise The post 20 Minute Workout appeared first on VASA Fitness.

  • The 4 Best Summer Grill Marinades for Meal Prep
    by Julia Price on July 1, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    July is here and you know what that means? It’s National Grilling Month! Get ready to fire up your grill for some fire meal prep. Check out these Marinades you can use for chicken, steak, or vegetarian options – sweet potatoes and grilled veggies.   Traditional Barbeque Marinade   Ingredients 1 Cup barbeque Sauce of The post The 4 Best Summer Grill Marinades for Meal Prep appeared first on VASA Fitness.

  • Dumbbell Complex Workout Finisher
    by Julia Price on June 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Dumbbell Complex Dumbbell Deadlift Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Squats Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows Complete 7 reps of each exercise, rest, complete 6 reps of each exercise, rest, complete 5 reps of each exercise, rest. Done! Try out this awesome full-body circuit at the end of your workout for a great burn! This workout was written by The post Dumbbell Complex Workout Finisher appeared first on VASA Fitness.

  • SO I MADE A LIST & CHECKED IT TWICE, BUT…
    by Faya on January 20, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Dear reader, if it’s not too late, I wish you a superb new year. Xmas ’20 came and went and is but a speck in the rear view mirror of an annus horriblis, but Santa kinda didn’t show up. Yes, it was different partly due to the pandemic having robbed us of the warm fuzzy The post SO I MADE A LIST & CHECKED IT TWICE, BUT… appeared first on Fitness on Toast.

  • REVIEWED: APPLE WATCH SERIES 6
    by Faya on October 13, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    If you’re as stubborn as me, and are convinced that there *ARE* yet days remaining of the summer, here’s a remarkable day trip idea for you! Earlier in the month, I spent one such day enjoying the exquisite Jurassic coast, on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site – which was really The post REVIEWED: APPLE WATCH SERIES 6 appeared first on Fitness on Toast.

  • 10 AUTUMN ‘HEALTHY GETAWAY’ ESSENTIALS!
    by Faya on October 9, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    The summer may be well and truly kaput, yet your travel aspirations invariably live on… The deluge of the past week has unquestionably marked the seasonal transition to Autumn, and whilst we weren’t exactly travelling abroad en-mass over the summer, the ‘Blighty staycation’ certainly came in handy as a welcome relief from cabin fever. Whilst I have around 8 more The post 10 AUTUMN ‘HEALTHY GETAWAY’ ESSENTIALS! appeared first on Fitness on Toast.

  • MY BABY LOCKDOWN
    by Faya on July 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I’ve wanted to share this supremely exciting news on the blog for, well, just over 6 months now. Things are changing, FitnessOnToast is quite literally expanding; I am pregnant (not just gluttonously engorged)! Amidst the COVID lockdown and what can only be described as an ‘atypical yet unforgettable’ year, I found myself wanting to withdraw The post MY BABY LOCKDOWN appeared first on Fitness on Toast.

  • WELLNESS ESCAPE TO THE WESTIN MALDIVES MIRIANDHOO
    by Faya on January 11, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I recently returned from 9 days in planet Earth’s most rapturous dreamland – the Maldives. I’ve been fortunate to visit this heaven on prior occasions, and I am struck by how its luminous beauty never dulls; on this trip, I visited the wonderful Westin Maldives Miriandhoo, a jewel in the crown of the Westin  Hotels and Resorts group. The post WELLNESS ESCAPE TO THE WESTIN MALDIVES MIRIANDHOO appeared first on Fitness on Toast.

  • Foods to Boost Your Mood
    by Sarah Thorne on July 9, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Eating a healthy diet promotes the growth of “good” bacteria, which in turn positively affects the mind. A steady diet of junk food, on the other hand, can cause a negative result by increasing inflammation that hinders production. When neurotransmitter production is in good shape, your brain receives these positive messages loud and clear, and … Foods to Boost Your Mood Read More » The post Foods to Boost Your Mood appeared first on Mountainside Fitness.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball
    by Sarah Thorne on May 24, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. All across the nation, pickleball is growing in popularity and becoming one of the most sought-after sports activities to participate in. Due to soaring demand, many parks and recreation departments are now adding pickleball to their sports programming. In line with … A Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball Read More » The post A Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball appeared first on Mountainside Fitness.

  • 5 Reasons Why Drinking Enough Water is Important
    by Sarah Thorne on April 7, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Drinking enough water is very important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight. Your body depends on water to survive. When your intake of fluids does not equal your output, you can become dehydrated. We are going to go … 5 Reasons Why Drinking Enough Water is Important Read More » The post 5 Reasons Why Drinking Enough Water is Important appeared first on Mountainside Fitness.

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Classes
    by Cox Media Group on March 28, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Could your workout routine use a boost? If you’ve hit a wall with your fitness goals, consider the following tips to get the most out of your group fitness classes in Phoenix, AZ. Buy New Workout Gear You’re what you wear, and it’s never truer than when you’re working out. Did you know that a … How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Classes Read More » The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Classes appeared first on Mountainside Fitness.

  • Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy This Spring
    by Cox Media Group on March 19, 2021 at 7:47 am

    As the temperatures heat up in the valley, it’s important to find a fitness center in Phoenix that offers indoor exercise options. With a few helpful tips, you can keep yourself healthy this spring and stay true to your health and wellness program. Track Your Progress This is perhaps one of the most important tips … Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy This Spring Read More » The post Tips to Keep Yourself Healthy This Spring appeared first on Mountainside Fitness.

  • Friday Faves
    by Fitnessista on July 23, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Hi friend! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. What’s going on this weekend? We’re looking forward to *hopefully* having our first family pool party. The pool is full of water (ahhhhh!) and just need to make sure the balance and everything is good to go. I’ll definitely do a full… The post Friday Faves appeared first on The Fitnessista.

  • 082: The Five-Minute Move
    by Fitnessista on July 22, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Sharing one of my go-to tips when I feel overwhelmed in my routine. You can use this for health, fitness, work, family life… it’s applicable and works in so many situations! It’s easy to start to feel overwhelmed when you have a lot going on. This can happen with fitness, work, and life. One of… The post 082: The Five-Minute Move appeared first on The Fitnessista.

  • S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse
    by Fitnessista on July 21, 2021 at 10:51 am

    These little jars include all of our favorite s’mores components and are completely vegan. Make them in advance for any summer parties or picnics! They’d also be an awesome healthy 4th of July dessert. Hi friends! Re-sharing this blog post today because the recipes is SO GOOD and the ideal summer dessert. I’m so excited… The post S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse appeared first on The Fitnessista.

  • Summer 2021 Workout Playlist
    by Fitnessista on July 20, 2021 at 10:36 am

    + Some workout gear I’m loving right now! Thank you so much to Vuori for sponsoring this post.  Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. Yesterday was my nana’s birthday, so we had lots of birthday festivities this weekend, my MIL was in town for the long weekend, and… The post Summer 2021 Workout Playlist appeared first on The Fitnessista.

  • Friday Faves
    by Fitnessista on July 16, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Hi hi! Happy Friday! What do you have going on this weekend? My MIL is got here yesterday and is staying with us, and we’re so excited and happy to have her here. It’s been way too long since we’ve been able to see Tom’s side of the family – he’s been able to visit… The post Friday Faves appeared first on The Fitnessista.

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