Category Archives: Fitness

New Year Total Body Challenge – Week 5: Chest and Back

FOCUS: ACCOMPLISHMENT & SUCCESS   For many of us, starting a New Year means setting goals and starting a new routine.  Regardless of what your goals are, creating a plan of action will allow you to execute specific tasks that work towards accomplishing success! It takes time to get into new habits and rituals that will ultimately become a part of your life, but it can happen.   My best advice is to get focused and stay committed by combining the forces of good nutrition, exercise, sleep […]

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Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables in Winter

These winter month can be challenging for some people to think about seasonal fruits and veggies. However, I am going to make it easy for you to get all that amazing winter seasonal healthy foods into your diet. What exactly is in season during these winter months? I believe you’ll be surprised with just how many are in season. Let’s talk veggies first, one of the healthiest foods you can incorporate into your life are vegetables. These veggies are in season currently and can be a great […]

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Why Do I Yawn During a Workout?

Have you ever noticed that you seem to yawn sometimes while working out or that you yawn sometimes even when you aren’t tired? This is a curious occurrence and continues to baffle scientists.   We know that yawning is a normal and common event for your body, but the reasons why we yawn are something of a mystery. Many researchers have tried to find the answers to this question. Studies done on our animal friends, such as baboons seem to indicate that yawning may be a form […]

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Tips to Help Prevent and Relieve Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Have you ever had that experience where your legs just seem to ache and feel stiff and painful? These symptoms can also be known as leg cramps and can occur at any time of day in both men and women. Often, leg cramps seem to be more common with age, though children can experience something similar that are commonly referred to as ”growing pains”. It is important to keep in mind that the causes for leg cramps can be varied.   Why Are You Getting Leg Cramps? […]

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New Year Total Body Challenge – Week 4: Core Day

FOCUS: INSPIRATION… what moves your needle?   If your healthy ways fell off the wagon over the holiday season, you’re not alone!  Don’t let a few indulgent days send you into a downward spiral!  Instead, jump back on with a 5-week fitness challenge that will put your energy on the right path again.   Now that you’re in the fourth week of the challenge, you may notice some physical changes in your body and perhaps an increase in energy. You may also notice that any type of […]

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Fitness Trends for 2018

Last year Pulse highlighted trends for 2017 including Barre, Floating Yoga, Virtual Boxing and Orange Theory. Barre classes have moved online and Orange Theory centers and classes have become more popular as a HIIT option. We’re back to talk about what’s new for 2018 so you’re ready for whatever the new year will bring in. There is one new format listed here and the rest are trends that are repeating as American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) top fitness trends for 2018. High-intensity interval training Group training […]

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Total Gym Addicts – Real People Sharing Real Stories

My name is Marty and this year I will be turning 57 years old. I don’t feel 57, but when you do the math that’s the age that I come up with.   A little about myself – I have been married for 25 years and have one son. I have a full-time office job and in my past, I was a police officer. I am also a survivor of PTSD.   For long as I can remember fitness has always been a big part of my life. […]

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Best Workout Warmup – Full Length – Natalie Jill

The BEST Workout Warmup Today we are doing the BEST workout warmup. It’s super simple, easy to do, and will get everything warmed up and ready for your workout. Did you know that most of us have tight hip flexors and are QUAD dominant? As a result, we do not use our glutes and hamstrings to their maximum ability during our workouts. This workout will help you warm up your hip flexors, loosening your quads, and getting your hamstrings and quads ready to work! Click to Pin […]

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Healthy Albondigas Recipe – Recipe for Weight Loss

Healthy Albondigas Recipe Today we are making a healthy Albondigas recipe! YUM! It’s a traditional Mexican soup typically made with really savory meatballs, but for this healthy version, we are going to make them using turkey. Perfect to make on a chilly evening (or afternoon for that matter!). You can spice it up as much as you want! Ingredients For the Meatballs:  Click to Pin it! 1 lb Ground Turkey or Beef (I use ground turkey for a healthier version) 1 egg, beaten 2 cloves of garlic […]

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Stability Ball AB Workout – full length workout video

Stability Ball Ab Workout Today we are doing a stability ball AB workout that you can do ANYWHERE! There are a few key parts to having great abs: 1. Nutrition 2. DECIDE it is possible to have abs! 3. Do the RIGHT exercises. I love bodyweight exercises and I love to add a stability ball because it makes it even more challenging. So let’s do it! Grab a ball and a mat and let’s go! Click to Pin It! Stability Ball Ab Workout #1: Knee Roll Out […]

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