Moving Beyond the Life-Hack

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Written by
Moving Beyond the Life-Hack Doing things in an efficient way is important. None of us want to waste time on a task. As we pointed out in last month’s blog post, our time is extremely valuable! But in this age of life-hacks and shortcuts, we often substitute hard work for convenience. To further accentuate this point, Navy Seal and Ultra-Athlete David Goggins says this in his book Can’t Hurt Me: “Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort.”…
Gear up for Summer with These Simple Changes to Your Diet Living a healthier lifestyle does not have to mean making major changes or depriving yourself of the things you love. Bigger does not always mean better, especially when it comes to your health. Too many changes at once can seem overwhelming, unattainable and you may feel tempted to revert to old habits. It’s about making small, simple changes that are manageable and maintaining those changes until it eventually becomes a habit. Here are some easy tips that can help…

Time is Your Most Valuable Asset

Sunday, 28 April 2019 Written by
Time is Your Most Valuable Asset Author H. Jackson Brown Jr. said that we all have the same amount of hours per day as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Helen Keller had. And it’s true! Our excuses for not having enough time are laughable when compared to individuals who have achieved an immense amount within the same parameters. Yet, it’s so easy to grow complacent and convince ourselves that we’re far too busy to achieve just as much as other individuals! Most of the time, if we…

Reclaim Positivity in Your Life

Sunday, 14 April 2019 Written by
Reclaim Positivity in Your Life Sometimes in our culture, positivity gets a bad rap. Somewhere along the way we started equating positivity with naiveté, as if the only way to be perceived as intelligent, experienced, or successful, is to be a cynical or pessimistic person. Here’s the thing though: That type of thinking is complete nonsense! In fact, success and happiness are not mutually exclusive. What if I told you that positivity could be the wellspring from which all of your strength lies. That despite modern perceptions of positivity, it…

Are you afraid of success?

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Written by
Are You Afraid of Success? A fear of success might sound counterintuitive, but it’s very common, and it doesn’t have to consume your life. It’s simple. A lot of us are qualified, capable, and driven enough to keep learning and furthering our skills, but a fear of the unknown paralyzes us whenever opportunities present themselves. Maybe your reasons for not starting a business or pursuing a career path that interests you are completely justified though. It could be that you have worked really hard at striking a healthy balance between…

Determining Specific Fitness Goals

Thursday, 28 February 2019 Written by
Determining Specific Fitness Goals There is almost nothing more important than defining a game plan for your fitness regimen, especially at the advent of a new year. You need a roadmap, an outline, or frame of reference to fall back on. You will want to have clear-cut benchmarks to welcome in 2019; and by extension, you need to have goals to maintain focus. But before anything is drawn up, questions need to be posed. More specifically, if you are buying a program online, having a personal trainer design a tailor-made…

Don’t Bank on New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Written by
It seems suspicious that New Year's resolutions never really pan out. We make well-laid plans to become new and improved people, but often our motivation bottoms out by the middle of February. What goes wrong? Why do our best intentions often fall short when implemented? There could be many different answers to these questions, but for the most part, the biggest two are these: (1) We try to do everything ourselves, without help, and without a viable strategy for achieving our goals. (2) We base our decisions on a New…

The Path to Success is Rarely Linear

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 Written by
The Path to Success is Rarely Linear We all have hopes and aspirations; to be human is to strive for something. However large or small the feat, we are spurred by action to achieve our subjective successes. Unfortunately, though, a lot of us assume that our life will be a linear progression towards the realization of our dreams. We put in a ton of work, effort, and elbow grease, but sometimes the results are rather lackluster. Disappointment can lead to discouragement, hopelessness, and frustration so palpable that dreams are abandoned…
Work Force Strong (by Fitness Artist) Fully Endorses the New Army Combat Fitness Test We as a country are of the elite in military strength and prowess. To maintain our position in the global military ranks, we understand the considerable efforts placed on holding our troops to the highest physical standard; our Armed Forces are the backbone of our nation after all. And with the announcement that the Army is changing their Army Physical Fitness Test to develop a more accurate representation of strength and fitness, Fitness Artist was very…
https://www.army.mil/article/208189/army_combat_fitness_test_set_to_become_new_pt_test_of_record_in_late_2020

Rethinking the Company Gym

Thursday, 29 November 2018 Written by
Rethinking the Company Gym Maybe it is time to rethink the company gym. Despite the good intentions of the business owner, CEO, or individual taking the initiative to increase workplace wellness, dropping thousands of dollars on gym equipment for employees is...well...most of the time just a huge waste of money. Now, don’t get me wrong, a gym anywhere is a good thing. And mostly, we can assume that employers are genuinely concerned for the welfare of their employees; it is also true that a happy worker is indeed a productive…

5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

Monday, 26 November 2018 Written by
5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals Establish a clear-cut goal. This is the “what” of your aspirations. This seems very obvious, but it is a very common thing to overlook. Often, we harbor shallow ambitions about success. Instead of sitting down and thinking “what does success look like to me, personally?” we say vague things like, “I want to be successful and achieve my dreams.” That’s great, there probably isn’t a single person alive that doesn’t want to be successful, but what does that mean to you personally? What are…
Life Hack: Eat What You Want Over The Holidays Without Stress To listen to our very first podcast, Click HERE! Click HERE to Try this 30-minute Total Body Calorie Torcher Demonstrated by our phenomenal Fitness Professional, Kayla Radliff! Uh oh, the holidays are here! Are you stressing about the Holidays and overeating? Stats show that unhealthy holiday eating usually extends from October up until the New Year. But don’t fret! Other stats have shown that a lot of concern about holiday weight gain is often overstated due to self-reporting and…
You Should Get a Personal Trainer...Just Saying You should definitely consider getting a personal trainer! Think about it: New Year's resolutions are just on the horizon--not to mention we have Thanksgiving turkey and pie to contend with--so why not be as proactive as possible this year? Instead of last-minute personal trainer searching, get in the swing of things a couple months before every “resolutioner” and their grandma start piling into the gym. And if you have already done the kind service of adopting a stray personal trainer, perhaps one who…
You Should Get a Personal Trainer...Just Saying You should definitely consider getting a personal trainer! Think about it: New Year's resolutions are just on the horizon--not to mention we have Thanksgiving turkey and pie to contend with--so why not be as proactive as possible this year? Instead of last-minute personal trainer searching, get in the swing of things a couple months before every “resolutioner” and their grandma start piling into the gym. And if you have already done the kind service of adopting a stray personal trainer, perhaps one who…

Don't waste a great workout!

Friday, 09 November 2018 Written by
Two Versions of the 80/20 Rule Explained Written by Kristen and Travis Gil This article is going to briefly explain the 80/20 rule as it pertains to both nutrition and one’s overall fitness. To start, let’s explore the nutritional side of the concept! The principle at play here is that one should eat “clean” 80% of the time, and the other 20% can consist of anything (within reason). Now, what is meant by eating clean? This means that your diet should be high in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy carbs…

Smart Solutions for Back Pain

Friday, 02 November 2018 Written by
Is pesky back pain making it difficult to put your best foot forward in life? Maybe you can’t exercise as enthusiastically as you want? Or you are having trouble performing your professional duties in the workplace because of a back injury? Don’t beat yourself up over it! Injuries to the back (and the resulting pain) make up the majority of work-related injuries, as well as the reasons for missed work (globally). This 2010 study, shows the alarming nature of what its authors call the “global burden of lower back pain”…
Should You Consider Buying a Standing Desk? To answer the question posed in the title, maybe! Standing desks are most likely healthier for you than conventional desks. Because, let’s face it: unless one has a manual labor job or an active occupation, we sit quite a bit during our lives. For those who have an office job, the amount of time spent sitting can be upwards of forty hours a week, excluding the time it takes to commute to work, after-work leisure activities, or when we are stuck with Santa-duty…
Motivate Thyself: Developing a Fitness Failsafe Being inspired by the physical accomplishments of others is one of the best parts of being involved in the fitness realm. Inspirations and motivations abound when one is fully entrenched in this world; but it is just as important to find internal motivation on a regular basis. Establishing a consistent, self-driven source of motivation is the failsafe you need for continued progress on your fitness path. Sure, we can ride a wave of inspiration after witnessing a client, family member, or lifting partner achieve…

The Importance of Meal Planning

Friday, 05 October 2018 Written by
The Importance of Meal Planning If you haven’t considered planning your meals for the week, then you should really do so. The health benefits vastly outweigh the effort put into the planning. You could even knock it out while you are making your grocery list. But, alas, the hardest part is sticking to the schedule. Because, let’s face it: our body wants what it wants, when it wants it. And although the occasional slice of pie or bowl of ice cream is a great thing (so great!), an unregimented diet…

Injury Prevention

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 Written by
Let’s face it, injuries are going to happen. From slips, trips, and falls to repetitive motion injuries, workers get hurt on the job every day. Your workforce put their bodies on the line more and more frequently leaving them susceptible to some serious harm. Not only is this costly for the workers themselves, but also their families and employers usually take the brunt of it. From lost pay and lost revenue to time off and high expenses, this is a lose/lose scenario. In addition, injuries also affect the rest of…
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