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How to Get Motivated to Workout?

About two weeks ago I had the pleasure to see the Madonna of fitness Jillian Michaels in the Saban Theatre here in L.A. and I was lucky because it was the end of her tour  Maximize Your Life which I’ve been wanting to see for a while. She was giving her advice on diet, exercise, […]

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Eating Our Emotions

Emotional eating is a phrase commonly thrown around these days.  Often it’s used in a comical manner to indicate that someone is binging on large amounts of junk food – foods high in saturated fats and/or processed sugar – for a days or even weeks due to stress or anxiety.  The truth is that emotional […]

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The Best Workouts For Women

I’ve been blogging about fitness and my own healthy lifestyle for over 7 years now and what I’ve learned is that I’m always going to be learning. It’s a never-ending and a very important part of being a human. You constantly learn in every area of your life. You can learn at school, from media, […]

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Foam Rolling: The Need For Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is just a fancy way of saying deep tissue massage.  Deep tissue massage is not only therapeutic, it is also a necessary form of maintenance for our active bodies alongside stretching and mobility work.  Of course, most of us can’t afford to nor have the time to visit a qualified massage therapist a […]

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How Exercise Counters The Effects Of Stress

Stress can have a terrible effect on us.  It can make us anxious and irritable, frustrated and depressed.  Worse, sometimes these moods can linger longer than expected.  The mental strain that stress causes can lead to physical symptoms as well.  Muscles tense up causing headaches or back pain, our immune system weakens leading to illness […]

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Five Reasons Why Discipline Is A Good Thing

Sometimes when we hear the word ‘discipline’ we imagine high school principals wagging their fingers or drill sergeants screaming at new recruits.  Discipline shouldn’t be viewed as something negative though.  In fact, discipline is healthy and necessary when pursuing fitness and wellbeing.  Discipline allows us to take back control of our lives when things feel […]

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Getting Your Omega-3’s

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of our diet.  They play an important role in how our brain functions, our cardiovascular health and managing inflammation in our bodies.  A variety of illnesses and ailments have been associated with diets that are deficient in omega-3’s.  Unfortunately, our bodies do not produce omega-3 fatty acids.  We […]

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Best Lunges For Women

Have you ever noticed that men don’t need to do as much running or leg and butt training in order to have tight and lean rear end? I know. It’s totally unfair and so true. Guys just don’t get saggy butts no matter how many hours a day they sit on them. Women on the […]

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Staying Motivated

Lack of motivation is something we all deal with from time to time.  We may find ourselves struggling with our own willpower whether it’s about diet, exercise or both.  Maybe we try to convince ourselves not to work out at the Zgym for a couple of days or maybe we’re overwhelmed with a sudden craving […]

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Stretch For Mobility Not Just Flexibility

Though the two terms, mobility and flexibility, may seem somewhat similar, they approach the idea of stretching from very different perspectives.  According to Kelly Starrett, a famous physical therapist and mobility expert, stretching with the mindset of optimizing mobility and performance rather than simply loosening up or staying limber is the essential attitude we should […]

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