Healthy Heart #GOALS

healthyheartTo reap the most heart health benefits you need about 10 hours a week in the gym. To reach this new goal you can up your daily workout to two hours a day and those extra steps you take during the day count! Adding the extra hours will reduce your risk of heart disease by 35 percent. Check out these fun workouts at LiveStrong.com, just click here to be directed to their website. 

The Perfect Push-Up For YOU

pushupIf you have a hard time doing push-ups don’t be hard on yourself. There are other ways to modify the push-up that will give you the same benefit of doing a normal push but, is catered to what you can do.

Start  with this modified push-up, your knees on the ground, use an elevated surface, like a park bench, and work your way to a classic modified push-up. Try an elevated push-up with your feet on a chair or bench. Or do a plyo push-up and lift your entire body off the ground. Once you’ve found your go-to push-up modification. You will gain strength to do a regular push-up, but don’t stop there! Keep “pushing-up” your limits. Check out Fitness Magazine for ALL the modified push up instructions here.

Add More Mobility Exercises to Your Workout

mobilityWhen you have good mobility it means that all your limbs have a full range of motion without any restriction. Adding mobility strengthening to your daily exercises will make a big difference to your overall health!  Check out Fitness Magazine.com for six reasons to add mobility to your workout. 

 

 

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

marathonRunning a marathon takes time and training but, it’s not as hard as you think it might be. The secret is to start small. Run as long as you can and time it and then add more time and more time until you are running the distance you want to be. The key is to be patient with yourself. Click here for an article about marathon training for every level. 

 

 

6 Workout Quickies

workoutIf you can find 15 minutes to spare you can fit a pretty decent workout in your day. According to an article in Women’s Health, you can have an effective workout and it doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the gym. Click here for the link to the article and specifics about the 15 minute workouts you can do. 

What is Yoga…Really?

YogaWhat is yoga? And more importantly what isn’t it. Yoga is definitely good for your health. Click here to find out the truth about yoga.

 

 

 

 

Spice Up Your Workout Playlist

shesfit-blog-12012015Winter is almost here, but if you’re looking for some songs to keep you in the fall state of mind while you work out, then this is your list. Try adding one of these to your player and keep motivated to work out even when it’s cold outside! See the full list of songs here.

Move More, Feel Better: Why Exercise Benefits are Important

fitness-img-0901It’s not a secret that regular physical activity, whether in a gym like ours, a home gym, or even around your neighborhood, is good for both physical and mental health. But did you know that being active helps you sleep better and improves memory and focus abilities?

Learn more in this article from Everyday Health.

Get Rid of Underarm Jiggle!

shesfit-armworkoutDo you have some wiggling under your arms that you’d rather live without? We understand! There’s no way to target just that specific area, but doing upper body and arm workouts will help tighten and tone everything to improve it for you! Here are some exercises from Wellness Junky to guide you. Or, if you’d rather, ask one of our experts at the gym!

Dive on In!

shesfit-aquazumbaAt She’s Fit, we don’t have a pool, but we know that the best way to beat the heat this summer and get in your daily exercise is by swimming. It can also be a fantastic addition to a normal strength training routine to get lean, as swimming works just about every muscle in the body. Don’t believe us? Read this article to learn more!