Posts in category "Fitness"

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!
Body shaming has become somewhat of a norm in our daily culture, which is saddening to think about. We are in a vicious cycle of attacking each other on how we look. Those who have extra pounds get shamed for being confident and wearing what they want. Likewise, however, people get shamed to being too... Read more »

Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?

Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?
A lot of people workout by going to gyms.  A lot of these same people complain when things aren’t kept clean, put back where they belong, or any number of things.  Let me tell you, puppies, that is on you!  One of the main reasons things get out of order at gyms is because we... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

A New Year, A New Me: Time to Attack this Autoimmune Disorder!

A New Year, A New Me:  Time to Attack this Autoimmune Disorder!
2014 is bringing about a new focus on my health, and it’s a mindset towards health that I hope to help everyone adopt.  When you think of health do you generally gravitate towards weight loss and how you look in the mirror?  Most people do, I know I have for years… that is, until my... Read more »

Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One?

Personal Trainers: How Do I Choose The Right One?
Many people are under the assumption that one personal trainer is like the next, but I can assure you that this is far from the truth.  Personal trainers should never be viewed as a one size fits all mold.  They come in all shapes, sizes, sexes, experience levels, specialties, and personality types.  All too often... Read more »
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Workout Wednesday! Beginner Chair Exercises With Dumbbells.

A lot of people tend to put strength training on the back burner.  Sometimes it’s because they don’t know what to do, but other times it may be because they are scared of hurting themselves.  It’s important for all ages and all levels to incorporate strength training into their lives.  Because I want to make... Read more »

Motivation Monday: Mike T. Gets Shredded With Home Fitness

Motivation Monday:  Mike T. Gets Shredded With Home Fitness
Welcome to a new chapter in Fitness At Home.  In asking people the types of things they’d like to see from this blog, MOTIVATIONAL STORIES was a big one!  I want to help inspire you with success stories from all across the realm using various home fitness methods.  I’m starting with a friend of mine,... Read more »

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... 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 »