Wednesday Workout: Metabolic Conditioning.

Metabolic conditioning is a hot word in the fitness industry right now. A lot of people are moving away from the long bouts of elliptical or heavy weight lifting with long rest. Instead, we have to turn to shorter, full body, higher intensity workouts that burn calories. We are getting busier and busier by the day but we are also wanting to stay healthy....more

Friday FitLife Tip: Always Ready for a Workout.

My extra running shoes and my running buddy....more

5 Reasons Why I Love to Run in the Morning

This morning my alarm went off way too early. The only thing I wanted to do was shut of my alarm and go back to sleep. It also didn't help that my 2-year-old had been awake since 4:30am. But without thinking too much about it, I got up, got dressed, laced up my sneakers and poured myself a large cup of motivation… er, I mean coffee. After downing my coffee and heading out the door, I started my run. Almost instantly I was reminded of why I do this. Why I choose to forgo that extra hour of sleep to go out and run 5 miles. Why I get up in the dark when everyone else is sleeping to sweat. Here are a few of my favorite things about early morning running. ...more
Morning workouts are my favorite, but I prefer sometime around 8 am.  Sadly, this isn't ...more

Make Your Workout Less BORING and more EFFECTIVE.

Box jumps or tire jumps get the heart rate up very quickly! (photo taken by one of our wonderful members at Pure)...more

Jane Fonda's New DVDs Keep You Fit And Fab At All Ages

Get fit with the queen of fitness DVDs: Jane Fonda! She just re-released her original workout DVD, after hearing that many of us had actually worn out our old VHS versions....more

3 Exercises for a Better Butt

 Today on the blog I'm sharing my favorite exercises to improve that booty!Check them out here....more

Underrated Gym Equipment: The Rowing Machine.

Try Something NewAny gym can be an intimidating space when you walk in for the first time. The music bumping, people grunting in the weight room,  and so many strength and cardio machines filling the room you do not even know where to begin!...more

Exercise: 5 Ways to Keeping Your Routine During Winter

Staying motivated to exercise in the winter time can pose as a challenge for many. It’s even harder when you’re from the midwest and winter can start as early as October as freezing temperatures threaten to keep you posted in your warm home and away from that gym. As someone who is becoming more and more avid about working out and staying fit, I came up with a few tips and tricks to get myself fit all winter long despite the lack of warm weather. 1. For those gym lovers, always put your gym bag in the car...more

Fitness Before Food.

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Writing a Plan and Sticking to It.

Making a plan is usually the best way to tackle any goal. It is important to define your goal, but more important is defining HOWyou will achieve a goal. What are the steps to get there? What will the goal require? Does it need to be broken down into smaller deadlines?...more