5 Ways to Bust Out of a Fitness Rut

5 Ways to Bust Out of a Fitness Rut

Whether you’re a cross-fit junkie, dedicated triathlete or three-day-a-week treadmill walker, there’s one thing everyone who works out regularly has in common: you eventually get bored. After weeks or months of doing the same exercise, in ...
3 Weight-Gain Triggers and How to Avoid Them

3 Weight-Gain Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Do you find yourself tearing open a bag of chips and crunching away after a heated debate with your hubby? Or maybe all that late-night tossing and turning finally drives you from bed, sending you straight to the freezer for a few spoonfuls of ice cr ...
How to Get Rid of Stubborn Back Fat

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Back Fat

Bra bulge. Muffin top. Love handles. Whatever you call it, that puffy extra layer of fat cushioning your upper and lower back can be maddening. Like belly fat, back fat can be hard for women to lose. But just as doing a gazillion sit ups won’t ...
5 Reasons to Try Resistance Training

5 Reasons to Try Resistance Training

Reluctant to try resistance training? Many women think it will make them look too muscular or that their routines are tough enough without it. But strength-building exercises are a smart addition to a healthy fitness plan, and they can be easily inco ...
8 Steps to Successful Sunless Tanning

8 Steps to Successful Sunless Tanning

Now that summer has faded to fall, little may be left of that lovely tan you earned exercising outdoors or spending time poolside when warmer weather was here. Sure, you’re bundling up in sweaters and scarves without much skin exposed””bu ...
Is Counting Calories Really Necessary?

Is Counting Calories Really Necessary?

It’s a common question for dieters: do I really have to count calories? As a personal trainer who counsels clients on nutrition, I feel that obsessing over numbers isn’t healthy. Knowing how your body feels, on the other hand, is. We̵ ...