How to Bounce Back from a Food-Filled Weekend

How to Bounce Back from a Food-Filled Weekend

Hot dogs and burgers and pies, oh my! The Fourth of July is a time of celebration, indeed. I don’t need to remind you that on that momentous day 239 years ago, the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. (The Congress actually declared independence two days prior.[1]) But surrounding the jubilation, the fired-up grills and fantastic fireworks, and the thanksgiving for our freedom, there is food…lots and lots of food... Did you know that just a few years ago, in 2013, The National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (I could hardly believe there’s such a … [Read more...]

6 Quick & Effective Vacation Workouts

6 Quick and Effective Vacation Workouts

In last week’s article, I discussed ways in which we can all keep our health on track while still enjoying our vacation. From packing homemade meals and snacks for the road or plane to choosing active excursions while cruising, I explained how with a little prep work and self-control, we can all return home just as fit – or fitter – than when we departed. In today’s post, I want to give you six total-body workouts that will take you less than 20 minutes to complete. Before I go on, let me clarify that you won’t be doing all six! The first set of three is for those of you who will have a gym … [Read more...]

A Strong Case for Strength Training

A Strong Case for Strength Training

  I am sooooooo excited to share this week’s guest post with you! It’s written by the man responsible for my inexhaustible love for fitness, and for strength training in particular. Since I was sixteen and first stepped foot into 360 Fitness in my hometown of Tyler, Texas, Michael Prince has been a fitness and nutrition mentor to me. He has taught me – and continues to teach me – everything I know about training safely and effectively, with very specific goals in mind, and applying tried and true dietary principles that build a strong, lean, energetic body, as well as a clear, focused, … [Read more...]

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

  Summer, at first glance, seems to be much more conducive to staying fit than winter does. Whereas in winter, we can easily blame cold weather and cozy beds for our tendency to sleep in instead of work out, in summer, the temperatures are warm (sweltering here in south Texas!), the sun is shining, bright green grasses are begging to be frolicked upon, and hiking trails and swimming pools are calling our name.   But so are vacations. And for many of us, vacations mean temptations to eat more and move less. Most people I train have a love/hate relationship with … [Read more...]

How Being Active Together Helps You Stay Together

How being active togetherHelps You Stay

Last night, our gym CrossFit 925 hosted a date night for couples. I cooked up a fun, challenging, total-body workout (of which I will share an at-home version at the end of this post!), and then Big’z, a nearby burger joint, cooked up dinner for us to enjoy as a fitness family. Sure, it may not have been the most romantic date night ever (no red roses were given, serenades sung, or candles lit), but it wasn’t without its love-enhancing benefits! A growing body of evidence suggests that couples who sweat together really do stay together! Check out a few of these facts: Working out with your … [Read more...]