Active Tips: Post Workout Stretches

Active Tips: Post Workout Stretches

The absolute worst part of exercising is the subsequent soreness. Not the ooo-that-was-a-great-workout- soreness but the wake up barely capable of moving soreness. Of course soreness usually subsides once your body becomes acclimated to the intensity of your workout but without properly stretching out the muscles following a workout, you may feel the consequences the … Continue reading

Workout Munchies

Workout Munchies

There have been plenty of times where I’ve overheard someone leaving a workout and making a comment about grabbing some fast food. I don’t judge, mainly because I understand that feeling after an intense workout, it’s a feeling that says “I’m tired as hell and just need fuel”. The LAST thing I wish to do … Continue reading

4th of July Cleanse

4th of July Cleanse

I hope everyone had an excellent 4th! I truly enjoyed myself HOWEVER I knew even before I went to sleep last night that I was going to wake up feeling like crap….lo and behold. So I didn’t follow the golden health rule of bringing something to the party, so you know for SURE there will … Continue reading

Friday Inspiration 6-7-13

Friday Inspiration 6-7-13

It’s been a wild week and my thighs are burning like crazy but thank goodness it’s finally freakin Friday! Here’s the latest installment of Friday Inspiration and hopefully it finds you well in your fitness GRIND. -J.S. Gates Routine of the Day: CARDIO, CARDIO AND MORE CARDIO! Ok so after introducing a couple of cardio combos … Continue reading

Creating a Home Gym

Creating a Home Gym

Anyone who can commit to a routine of exercising within their home deserves a pat on the back. Getting motivated to work out solo is sometimes the hardest struggle and doing so in a homemade gym of sorts, in my opinion, requires the most motivation.  The gym setting itself initiates self-motivation, everyone is gathered there … Continue reading