How to Safely Increase Running Mileage

How to Safely Increase Running Mileage

A common fitness goal for many people is to run more often. However, a majority of gym overuse injuries result from running itself. The main reason for this is because people do not understand how to properly increase mileage in a safe manner. Here are four tips for...
Benefits of Using Free Weights

Benefits of Using Free Weights

Machines, dumbbells, barbells, plates, bands, etc. There are tons of options for workout equipment. Machines are great to build muscle and learn proper form when starting a fitness routine. Progressing to free weights will ensure that you keep building your skills,...
Flexibility Training is Important. Here’s Why

Flexibility Training is Important. Here’s Why

Flexibility training is often a neglected part of a fitness routine. You have an hour to spend at the gym and you use all 60 minutes for your lifting routine, barely including a warm up and skipping any cool-down. However, there are many benefits that come with adding...
What is a Personal Trainer?

What is a Personal Trainer?

Many people envision the stereotypical personal trainer as someone kneeling by a client with a stopwatch, yelling at them to do more push ups. Television has provided us with ‘The Biggest Loser,’ where personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper yell and...
What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. You’ve planned a workout but when the time comes, you just can’t bring yourself to drive to the gym or turn on a video for your home workout. Often, skipping workouts can lead to feelings of guilt. In some cases...
Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Choosing workout frequency and split involves a number of factors, including your main goals, time availability and ability to recover. While everyone is different, I’m going to discuss two, three and four day workout splits that I recommend as a baseline to improve...