For the last two weeks, we talked about the importance of the small, simple habits - both in nutrition and training. But what is the science behind building these habits? Luck for us, there's a large body of research behind this work and once we break it down, it can be both easy to understand … Continue reading The Science Behind Building Habits
Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a month. We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.Matthew Kelly, "The Long Run" I often think about this quote - as it pertains to health and fitness, … Continue reading Big leaps are the result of small steps
At Unity Fitness, we always work toward our goals in a multi-faceted approach. Getting into the gym and training, making sure our nutrition is in check, and sleeping and taking rest days from the gym are all easily noticeable to others around us as we make changes to our lifestyle. However, arguably the most important … Continue reading Stress Management: Overlooked and (Often) Under Appreciated
In 2011, 27% of Americans reported that a lack a willpower was their greatest obstacle to change. That’s one out of every four people who blamed willpower. We see it all the time. Heck, we may even be blaming it ourselves! Oh, if only I had the willpower, I wouldn’t eat those cookies at the … Continue reading Are You TIRED of Making Decisions?
How nice would it be if the time we had to spend in the gym equaled the number of exercise variations? Trick question. It really wouldn’t be super great. Who wants to spend hours and hours in the gym? Personally, I’d rather be spending time outside, enjoying a craft beer with friends, cooking a new … Continue reading Aim for an Effective AND Efficient Workout
In the almost six years I’ve worked in the fitness industry, I feel as if I’ve seen it all. Exercises done incorrectly, ridiculous diet strategies followed, unnecessary (and expensive!) supplements purchased, and that’s just to name a few in a list I’m sure will continue to grow. But through the craziness, there’s still one negative … Continue reading Cheat Your Workout, Cheat Yourself.
These next two weeks, we’re going to take a deep dive into motivation: proper goal setting to enhance motivation, sources and types, how to reclaim it, and what to do if you don’t have it. First, let’s take a look at setting proper goals to keep you motivated to continue to work toward them, as … Continue reading Motivation: Setting Goals and Recognizing the Source and Type
Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?
For as long as I’ve been participating in youth sports, 21 years, I’ve been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. Make sure you stretch so you don’t pull a muscle! I’ve seen pro athletes stretch on the side of the ice during a warm up. At one time, I’ve even used it in … Continue reading Stretching the Truth
One of the most common concerns and worries that affects my clients is the lack of time for themselves. Between work, families, kids, friends, and life stresses there seems as if there’s not enough time for small tasks such as meal prepping or planning out their workouts for the week. These small tasks set us … Continue reading Choose You.