Perfect Pushup Form

Push ups are a common exercise that everyone should master. When performed properly, the push-up is excellent for sculpting arms, and strengthening the chest, and commonly overlooked: toning and strengthening your core!   Proper push-up form Position your hands slightly wider than your shoulders with your index fingers pointed straight ahead. Look down in between your palms to keep your neck in neutral Engage your core by drawing your navel deep toward your spine. Maintain a neutral spine and lower your body until your shoulders are level with your elbows and squeeze your abs even deeper as you push up. Tip for finding a neutral spine: place a dowel rod along your spine. It should touch 3 places: Back of your head In between your shoulder blades Tailbone While maintaining about a hands-width space between the stick and your low back. Common mistakes Placing hands too close READ MORE

Staying Positive On Your Wellness Journey

Staying motivated during your wellness journey can be hard. Some weeks are great and the numbers fly off the scale, but other weeks can be daunting. When the number increases instead of decreases, it can feel so disheartening. It is how we move forward from adversity that defines our journey. So today, I wanted to share ways in which you can stay motivated, even during difficult weeks. Refocus On The Big Picture Take a step back and look at the big picture and how far you have come. It is not all about the number on the scale. Itemize your accomplishments; big and small! Are you stronger? Do you have more energy? Are you sleeping better? Are your clothes fitting better? There are so many accomplishments outside of simply weight loss, and that progress needs to be celebrated as well!Change Up Your RoutineIf you feel like you make be READ MORE

10 Tips for Balancing A Healthy Lifestyle and Travel

Many people have asked me "How Can I manage maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you travel for work?" Traveling often complicates your healthy lifestyle efforts. Here are 10 tips to keep you on track! 1 -Plan Ahead Plan ahead and pack healthy, filling snacks. Some ideas include good quality beef or turkey jerky, apples, dried fruit (make sure no added sugar, sulfites, preservatives or other additives), nuts/trail mix, seeds, and raw veggies. If your hotel has a small refrigerator, you can bring (or buy when you arrive) hard-boiled eggs, hummus, and other healthy refrigerated options. 2 - Hydrate (With Water) Drink a lot of water prior to flying/driving. If flying, choose water and/or herbal tea from the drink cart. Always bring you reusable water bottle with you when you travel. As long as it is empty, you can bring it through security at an airport, and then fill READ MORE

6 Fat Burning Workouts

6 Fat Burning Workouts To Start Your Resolutions HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)Doing a high intensity interval training workout is a great way to blast calories in a short amount of time. The best part is, that you will continue to burn calories throughout the day as well! By elevating your heart rate by doing an exercise for a short, intense burst (typically 30 seconds – 1 minute) and then resting for a short period of time (typically 10-30 seconds) you train your body to switch between aerobic and anaerobic creating a need for increased energy in the form of burning calories. Just 20-30 minutes of this style of a workout will do the trick!  Indoor CyclingGet your cardio in with a fun and inspiring experience. There is nothing like being in a dark room, music blasting, and a motivating instructor to get READ MORE

Calorie Burning Exercises

6 Calorie Burning Exercises To Get You Through Holiday Season! 1- Burpees Burpees are a simple and effective way to get a total body workout in and burn calories! They can be modified to fit anyone’s ability, or fitness level, you can add weight to make it more challenging, or remove the jumping to make it low impact, the possibilities are endless. You get the full benefits of cardio, strength, core, and more. For the most effective burpee workout, do as many as you can in 1 minute, take a 1-minute recovery and then repeat, trying to beat your record by at least 1 burpee each time. Repeat 3-5 times! - Fortis Fitness Personal Trainer, Tiffany Newlin, NASM, CES 2- Treadmill Sprint Intervals One of the best ways burn calories and continue to do so throughout the day is with interval sprints. On a treadmill, start by jogging READ MORE