Exercise Articles

Exercise for Weight Loss: 16 Frequently Asked Questions

I work long hours. I’ve been putting off exercise, but I know I should do something. Do you have any suggestions? Exercise anytime and anywhere! There is no excuse for not exercising. Exercise can be as simple as some freestanding air squats in your office. Bodyweight exercises only takes a few minutes to do these squats and can be done a few times a day to stimulate blood flow and increase your heart rate. You can also get on the floor and do pushups. It only take a few minutes, but over time will add to your upper body strength. Various…

Four Workout Tricks You Can Use Right Now To Burn More Fat

Just say NO to “long, boring cardio”. For best results, it’s better to stick to maximizing your exercise efforts and eating right, than trying to burn more calories through adding extra exercise. But there’s no reason we can’t share four of our favorite tricks to up the ante (and the calorie burn) on the exercise you should already be doing… Four Workout Tricks You Can Use Right Now To Burn More Fat 1. Use your rhythm and work out later. Are you a night owl or an early bird? Do you get an energy lag during mid-morning, or a do you…

Sneaky Ways to Add Activity to Your Day to Burn Calories

Have you ever driven to the gym, or taken the train (as my fellow New Yorkers do)? You have officially defeated the purpose. The gym is not the only place that you can have a great workout. I have always endorsed dance classes, videos, and even FIT TV, as great sources for heart thumping exercise. But there are also some sneaky ways to add extra activity to your day, without too much effort. Sneaky Ways to Add Activity to Your Day to Burn Calories The following tips have been part of my day no matter what. Start slow and try…

Bikini Time: Look Good in One Week

One Week to Bikini Time: The Countdown So even though it almost summer, you are still eating crap and watching bad reality shows instead of getting out there and getting fit. , there is always some fine tuning you can do. Six weeks prep time is greet but if you only have one week, I can give you so tips to look better than you do today. Remember, it is too little time to promise a miracle but every little bit helps. There are several tactics that can be taken that can give an illusion of a fitter physique. The…

Weight Loss for Swimsuit Season: Prevent Blowing It When Eating Out

I’m trying to shed some pounds to get ready for swimsuit season, but my job requires that I entertain clients 4 nights a week. How can I limit my calorie intake when I’m ordering in a restaurant? Eating out doesn’t mean you have to kiss your dreams of the perfect bikini bod goodbye. Here are some easy dining-out strategies that have worked great for our clients: 1) Substitute sides: Ask for healthier, lower calorie side dishes, such as steamed vegetables instead of French fries, or a side salad instead of a pasta bowl. 2) Choose lean meat and fish or…

Getting Strong AND Sculpted: A Primer on Weight Training For Fat Loss

Of course, everyone knows you should weight train if you’re trying to lose fat. It’s vital for a girl who wants to boost her metabolism and build curves where she wants them (and lose curves from where she doesn’t). But there’s a problem here. If you’ve spent any time pursuing the fine art of losing weight, then you know that there’s thousands and thousands of workout programs out there. Which program should you use? And why do all the programs look so different? How come this one says I have to work out 5 days a week with 3 different…

Is Aerobic Exercise The Key To Keeping Weight Off?

If you’ve been going to the gym for any length of time, you’ll notice that at certain times during the year the cardio equipment gets more crowded and if your gym has aerobics classes, the rooms fill up a lot quicker. Those crowded gym times of year usually correlate to the month or so before the weather gets nice enough to go to the beach, hit the pool or any other activities where people have less clothing on. Here in NYC it’s usually around Mid April. Obviously most of us would like to be at an acceptable body target. (“I…

How Do You Lose a Muffin Top and Love Handles- The Fat on the Sides of the Lower Back

Q: I eat pretty healthy and work out when I can, but I still have a muffin top! You know, that extra fat/love handles on the sides of the lower back and hips. How do I get rid of that? A: If we took a poll right now and asked women what the most stubborn areas of the body are to lose fat, I’d say there’s a pretty good chance that the majority would say the legs/butt, and second would be love handles and muffin top (lower back/ sides). The Bad News first… This area of the lower back is a…

No Time to Workout? The Bodyweight Workout That Turns You Into a Fat Burning Furnace

Sometimes we feel that we just don’t have any time in the world to spare for our workouts. With the pressures of work and family it seems that every hour of the day is taken doing something other than keeping up our promise to ourselves to stay on the fat loss track. Take a deep breath and get excited because there are solutions to this hectic lifestyle that can give you the same fat loss results while leaving you with plenty of time to get everything else done. As fitness coaches in NYC, we truly know how hectic life can get….

8 Steps to Better Posture

Exercising properly, but still have poor posture? It may be your computer habits. If you’re sitting at the computer for more than an hour at a time, you’re putting yourself at risk of developing injuries of the hand/arm, shoulder, neck, and back. Obviously these injuries don’t occur immediately. They take time to form, due to gradual adaptation of your body to unnatural position. Essentially you’re molding your body. That being said, there are things you can do to counteract any problems from cropping up. Here are a few things that I do, that you could easily incorporate for better posture… 1) Strength training…