This is going to ruffle some feathers, but I am going to say it anyway. Running is not something I recommend. It can be a bad way to get fit and a great way to get injured. Sure, most fitness websites and articles will have you believe running is the best way to lose weight and that it is great … Read more about Running Can Be a Recipe for Disaster
To say bikini competitions ruined my life would be taking things a bit far. However, they certainly affected my life negatively in a number of ways. At the same time, they were all good experiences that I enjoyed. Would I do it again? Yes, I think I would. Although it has taken me years … Read more about 3 Things Bikini Competitions Taught Me
Millions of people spend millions of dollars each year trying to buy their way to a better body. Products, pills and potions promise to burn belly fat, suppress appetite or make you stronger. Bad news. There are no magic substances. There is no pill you can swallow or powder you can choke … Read more about 6 Supplements that Aren’t a Waste of Money
Take a look around Fitness Evolution and you’ll see tons of equipment, from barbells to dumbbells. What you won’t see is much cardio equipment. There’s not a bike or a treadmill to be found. There is, however, one exception to the no-cardio dynamic: the water rower. When we were making a list … Read more about Rowing for Fat Loss
Chronic low back pain is one of the most common complaints in the United States. Americans sit, a lot. We have to work for hours at a computer. This can lead to tight hips, a weak core and glutes and yes, major back pain. When I met Dawn she says she feared her low back pain was something she … Read more about Training Brought Relief from Chronic Back Pain
Scroll through your Instagram or Facebook feed and you’re likely to see someone posting a sweaty, post-workout pic or bragging about how they can barely walk after a tough leg day. Sometimes in the noisy social media world it seems like a competition as to who can work out hardest, longest and with … Read more about Are You Addicted to Exercise?
One thing I am always bugging my Personal Training clients to do is to foam roll and stretch. Not just after their workout, but every single day. Not stretching is a huge mistake, and one that can cost you big time. Why is flexibility training so important? Consider this: your muscles adapt to … Read more about Stretching Leads to Less Pain and Better Workouts
After recovering from a painful back injury, Claudia Markowicz thought she was ready to get back into the gym. “I went to an exercise class where the instructor had us do over 100 burpees throughout the hour,” said the 32-year-old from Lewis Center. “I ended up hurting my back again and barely … Read more about Bodybuilding or Backbreaking