Failing to plan is planning to fail. If you are not prepared for your week, you will not stick to your goals. Why? Because life happens! So the best way to plan for this? Meal Prep! From our experience this is the biggest thing that can make or break a diet. It does not matter whether your goal is to lose weight or build muscle - 70% of your results are going to come from what you eat! Sometimes meal prep can seem like a daunting task, but for us personally, we know our best weeks happen when we stick to our diet, meals and macros, which is usually the result of a kick ass meal prep. That's why we thought it essential to share our tips and tricks (and basically the entire 101) so that you too can become a master meal prepper.
How many times have you thought to yourself “I am doing everything I can and I still do not feel like I am getting the results I deserve”. This is very common. We talk to so many people that think they have all the pieces to the puzzle and their bodies are just not responding to the work they're putting in. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to blame our bodies, they're usually not the guilty culprits when it comes to our results - or lack thereof. But we're not putting the blame directly on you other! There just might be a few pieces that you are unaware of or overlooking that could be limiting your progress. So what are these mysterious puzzle pieces? Find out the top likely causes in this 4 part blog series.
Happy new year fit fam! Have you set a fitness or nutrition related goal in 2018 but don't know where to start? Maybe it's your first time starting at a gym, or you don't what know what's the most effective way to reach your goals... Let us help you begin your weight loss journey of 2018 in 10 easy steps!
Excuses, excuses... we all have them. Listening to the radio today, I heard four of the most common excuses for not going to gym. These are 1) Time, 2) Pain, 3) Fatigue, and 4) Cost. We actually have to agree with the accuracy of all these excuses based on our training experience; so, we're going to debunk these for you and hopefully make you realize you can overcome them.
So, its 2017 and you've decided to start your fitness journey. But with all the advertisements, gyms, self-help books and supplements out there, how do you know where to start? Don't worry, we're here with the basics to help you out.
Whether we like it or not, ego plays a huge role in fitness. Here we want to explain how we feel the ego, or lack thereof, can make or break your fitness regime. We want to break down ego and the impacts on: 1) risk of injury, 2) how its not helping your gains, 3) making the gym and intimidating place and 4) when an ego can be a good thing.
We can all admit it. Sometimes its a process to go to the gym.
There's an internal (or sometimes vocal) debate about whether or not to go, the things that stand in your way or the other excuses you'll make. So here are some that have been getting me down lately that I am sharing with you so together, we can ditch em!
When you start talking about nutrition with your trainer, the first thing they'll always tell you "protein, protein, protein!" You might be sick of hearing it, but we'll never stop saying it. But why is it so important? And why should you eat more? Can you ever eat too much? Don't worry, this blog post answers all your questions.
We hope you're all enjoying the fall fitness challenge! Even if you're not, we're hoping you're getting some motivation from our FFC-related posts. This week, Week 1, we want to explain why we don't include a meal plan for our fitness challenge. Or, why trying to take on too much too soon can delay your progress. Read more to find out!
My dad first started at the gym when I became a personal trainer. While it may have only been because I was able to get him a free gym membership, it's now 3 years later, he just celebrated his 60th birthday and he's more fit than ever (and loves it).
Whether you're a new dad, a close-to-retirement dad, or a grandpa, there's plenty of ways you can keep up with your fitness.
So, you've fallen off the wagon. Whether it was missing 1 workout that turned into missing 5, or eating that cheat meal that turned into a cheat week. It happens to everyone. Here's how to get over it and get back on in 3 easy steps.
From experience as a personal trainer and as a fitness enthusiast in general, the biggest limit I see for people who WANT to start working out but DON’T is due to TIME.
I know all the inspiration quotes and memes on Facebook are telling you life is too short, seize the moment, live in the now, etc. etc., but the issue isn’t that you don’t have enough time, it’s that you’re not allowing your fitness health to take priority.
Here are a few easy steps to prove to yourself THAT YOU DO HAVE TIME.