Posts in category "Fitness Tips"

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength
Push-ups are the nemesis of many who pursue fitness.  Whenever I’m teaching a class and announce that it’s time for push-ups, there’s usually an array of various groans from around the room due to people not really wanting to do them.  The reason a lot of people don’t want to do push-ups is because, well,... Read more »

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs
A lot of people start exercising in a group fitness class, or with a home video, and assume it’s supposed to be “Simon Says.”  They assume that you need to be doing all of the repetitions, the same amount of weight, the same speed, the same version of the move, etc., and if they aren’t... Read more »

Are You Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals?

Are You Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals?
I want to get one on one with you in this blog post.  I want to teach you how to set effective goals and share my reasons why I think setting goals this way is good for you.  So, let’s have a little one on one chat, shall we?  In this video I’m going to... Read more »
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Must Haves For Home Fitness

Must Haves For Home Fitness
A lot of people think that in order to exercise at home they need to get some big, fancy, home strength training system.  Or, some big, clunky, piece of home cardio equipment.  That is NOT the case, though!  In fact, I would try to talk you out of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on... Read more »

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »

Easy Solutions For Working Out While Traveling

A lot of people give up on their workouts when they travel.  For many people it’s because they don’t have access to equipment, or they just don’t think there’s enough room in their hotel to get their workout in.  Don’t let your excuses win the battle, though, because I’m here to tell you of a... Read more »
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Your Top 10 Fitness Questions Answered

Should I workout when injured?  How soon will I see results? Why do I need to stretch?  How do I know how much weight to lift?  These, and many more, are questions I get a lot, and since they’ve been answered so well by Steve Edwards, I figured I’d let him take the wheel and... Read more »

Top Fitness Gifts For Beginners And Advocates This Christmas

FitBit Fitness Tracking Device.
There are lots of calorie counting devices out there, but this one seems to be the easiest to use at the best price.  I haven't tried it, myself, but I've tried others.  My friend, who uses this device, says it's great because it's tiny, it syncs with devices great (and with MyFitnessPal.com), it's accurate, it has a great social function, and so much more. I'm thinking I may have to get one for myself (because I've been underwhelmed by the BodyBugg, BodyMedia, and Nike Fuel Band options).
http://www.fitbit.com/
(you can read my friend's full review of this device here: http://geekfitguy.tumblr.com/post/36075253611/my-first-day-with-the-fitbit-one)
Fitness is a touchy subject when it comes to giving people gifts, as you don’t want to risk offending someone or getting someone something that they didn’t ask for.  That being said, before I get into my gift suggestions, I want to give you some tips for when it comes to buying fitness related gifts... Read more »

Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!

Hey, Ladies, Worried About Bulk? Time For Some Myth Busters!
It’s time to put down the baby rattles (what I like to call those puny little weights) and actually challenge your body.  Worried about bulk!?  Worry not!  I can tell you that I constantly challenge myself to lift heavier, and the heavier I am lifting, the more definition and shape my body is getting.  I... Read more »
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Exercise? But... but... I don't wanna!

Exercise?  But... but... I don't wanna!
Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when... Read more »