Blog - fitness
Posted by on 16th Aug 2018
Like many of us, balancing life is more than a challenge! From grocery shopping to paying bills, where is there room for self care? The answer: you have to build it in. As a former social worker, I can tell you that self-care is the number one element in your daily life that has to happen in order for you to fully be capable to help others. Makes sense, right? Put your oxygen mask on before putting your child's mask on. Which brings me to working out, and introducing you to HASFIT!
Heart and Soul Fitness is a popular YouTube channel that focuses on completing at-home workouts both with and without equipment. It requires no membership, and stays motivational and positive throughout! Coach Kozak and his wife, Claudia often offer two different versions of the workout: modified and advanced. Some are more high intensive cardio for the advanced move, while some moves may be simply increasing or decreasing weight. They have videos practically for every fitness level possible, and offer fitness routines from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. So come join the HASFIT tribe and start feeling great about yourself! I completed a workout today called "20 minute HIIT with weights". Below is the link to it. Enjoy!
What is Body Combat? There are so many classes to choose from at the gym that sometimes it can be overwhelming! Today, we will break down what exactly Body Combat is, and explore if it is the right workout for you. Body Combat typically uses self-defense moves to work your entire body without actually coming in contact [...]
Persevere - "to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success." I know that for myself, there have been many times in my personal and professional lives when I felt that I wasn't so sure I could persevere through a situation. At the [...]
Today we are going to show you a few ways you can get fit in the park! Move #1- Swing Row: Take the swing up to about your chest height and lean back slightly. Try to bring the swing up to a 45 degree angle and back down. I would recommenced 10-15 reps for 2-3 rounds [...]
Working out from home a few times a week can sound boring or monotonous if you do the same video or type of fitness training each time. For a lot of us, the gym gets us out of the house and has all of the equipment we need at our fingertips. To be honest, though, [...]
Whenever I feel like I need to clear my mind, I usually go on a run. For some reason, it always works for me in order to blow off steam, let stress go, or just to burn off energy. Besides the personal benefits listed above, there are many other positive payouts your body receives from [...]
In this video we cover 3 alternative bicep and tricep moves: Move #1- Hammer Curl Take your weights into your hands and hold them in an upright position. I am using 10 lb weights, and would recommend doing 2 sets of 15 reps. Simply bring the weights straight up to where the top of the weight is [...]
I have to admit I never really enjoyed team sports. I think it has to do with not wanting to be competitive with others. I would rather be competitive with myself, which is why I enjoy weight training so much. At first, it was a bit intimidating being in a weight room with mostly men. [...]
What Is Pilates Good For? Great question! First let's go over what Pilates ISN'T: Pilates is not yoga. Yoga incorporates elements of religion, spirituality and meditation into the concept of wellness. Pilates isn't weight training. Pilates isn't P90X or Crossfit. It's not an aggressive workout program, and a traditional gym with weights isn't a requirement. So what [...]
Equipment-Free Spartacus Home Workout Do you have 8 minutes to spare? Try the "Spartacus"-esque workout! Only focusing on body weight, this short but to the point workout works mostly the core and legs, and gets your heart rate up! The difference between this workout and other home workouts is no talking, just following instructions via watching. [...]