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Skincare Tips From Your Personal Trainer

I am by no means a skincare expert, but our skin is our largest organ and it must be cared for as well! My skin gets beat up daily, whether I am sweating it out at the gym, going for a long run in the sun or just daily toxins and exposure. That being said, many often ask about my skincare routine so I decided to compile a list of some of my best skincare tips for active individuals and at the gym! My top tip for better skin: drink water! I can't even imagine what my skin would look like if I didn't drink water! I can really see a difference in my skin depending on how much I’ve had to drink that day. I truly believe that the quickest and easiest thing you can do to improve your skin is to st

Immune Boosting Foods

One of the great things about eating healthy is it helps to support your immune system. And no doubt, in this day and age, we need all the help we can get with staying healthy and happy. If you have been sick, or are trying to avoid being sick, you cans try adding these foods to help boost your immune system. Ginger. A strong antioxidant, ginger also has antimicrobial and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help to stimulate circulation, which means more oxygen to body tissue, helping to move toxins. Ginger can also help settle an upset stomach, so try adding it to a cup of tea and slowly sipping, or you can add it to smoothies or different dishes. Garlic. Garlic is a phytonutrient whic

What to do Post Workout

What you do post workout can help aid in your workout recovery, reduce injury, aid in your progress and you may notice results faster as well. These steps will help you to form good habits for now and the future. Cool down. It’s easy to run straight from your workout off to the next thing on your planner. Resist the temptation and take a few minutes to cool down and breathe. A proper cool down lowers your heart rate and reduces the stress on your body! Foam roll and stretch. Once you’ve done a cool down, it’s time to foam roll and stretch! Your post workout stretching routine should include static stretches, which means you hold one stretch for 30 seconds or more. This can help your nervous

Workout Excuses You Can Overcome!

As a personal trainer, I have pretty much heard all of the excuses when it comes to your workout. Now, I know there are times when you feel low on energy, or your schedule is overly packed, but sometimes these occasional workout excuses can lead to bad habits and cause you to miss the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Common excuses: I don't have the time, I'm too tired, I'm too busy, it's too hard, I can't afford it, I don't like to exercise. How can we beat these common excuses? I don't have the time. Some of the most effective workouts can be done in under 30 minutes! In fact, a lot of my workout programs can be done in 30 minutes. You can even split up your workout throughout the day to 1

Simple Ways to Maximize Your Workout

When you're putting in time and effort for your fitness, you want to make every effort count! There are simple adjustments you can make to your training to maximize your workouts! Be aware of your posture. Your posture is extremely important! The muscles and bones in your body (your musculoskeletal system) all work together when you move. Good posture is important for reducing the strain placed on joints and ligaments. A problem with your body’s alignment can cause muscles to take on the load of others, which may throw out the balance. Poor alignment can also make it harder to activate particular muscles, as well as to effectively control them, which may increase the risk of injury. Correct

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