How to keep (and achieve) your new year’s resolution
Given the recent welcoming of the new year, there has been no shortage of conversations about self-improvement, planned changes, and a renewed commitment to a goal for 2022. Unfortunately, many of those goals we’re discussing at this current turn of the year are the same ones we were talking about when 19’ turned to 20’ and 20’ turned to 21’. When speaking of progress, this is less than ideal, and something we don’t want to continue repeating if improved health, longevity, and sustained quality of life are things we want to enjoy while actually here. Given the first-hand knowledge I have of how frustrating it is to set your mind to something just to experience failure over and over, I decided to share what I have found to be effective both personally, and with hundreds of individual...more
Happy holidays! a perfect time for added rest? let’s find out!
Happy December and Happy holidays from Flex Level Fitness and Impact Fitness. We hope you all had a great, restful, and gratifying Thanksgiving holiday.
At this time of year, it often seems we are met with more obligations, commitments, and distractions that come at what seem to be the most inopportune times. Fulfilling our many obligations can often have us seeking more time in our day, which may require adjusting our schedules, often having us forego whatever self-care we practice, and for us, that likely includes our gym time.
This often begs the question, “Should I take a day or two off? Maybe it would do me some good. How often should I rest anyway?”
The answer to this varies greatly based on myriad variables, including training frequency, intensity, goal, age,...more
6 tips to avoid weight gain during the holidays
Happy November and start of what we here at Flex Level Fitness and Impact Fitness hope is a joyous, fulfilling, and safe holiday season. For many, the holidays are a tough time of year not only mentally (family gatherings, financial obligations, work deadlines) but also physically as many seek comfort and relaxation in their favorite dishes. This month I want to share with you some personal and proven-effective tips on a topic that has already been raised on multiple occasions in the past 2 weeks. “How do I eat properly, or even maintain a structured diet during the holidays? I don’t want to regress, so what should I do?”
This is a great question, and no doubt creates a challenge for nearly anyone looking to continue positive momentum through these upcoming months. By adding even...more
Pre-workout buzz: stim vs non-stim
Are you confused or overwhelmed by the amount of supplement ads you’re bombarded with online, on television, or within your gym and feel unsure as to which are safe for you and worth adding to your regimen? Multiple times a week I am asked about various supplements and what they do, and if they are worth the investment. To provide clarity, education, and useful knowledge that will help to enhance your efficiency in the gym, the scope of this month’s article will be limited to the pre-workout supplements, and which, if any, may be best for you. This will be the first installment in what will be a series of supplement reviews that all Impact members, Flex Level Fitness clients, and general fitness enthusiasts may make educated decisions about what products are worth the money.
August 2021 newsletter: the power of posture
SIT/STAND UP STRAIGHT WITH YOUR SHOULDERS BACK
“Sit/Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back!” Have you heard that before? Maybe from mom or dad? Or maybe a grade school teacher? Or maybe it was from me. Flex Level Fitness followers and clients know the multiple meanings of this imperative. For today, though, we’ll keep it in the context of ergonomics.
Ergonomics-the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. An ergonomist aims to eliminate discomfort and risk of injury due to work
Now more than ever I hear people complain of back pain, neck pain, general discomfort, or tightness along their posterior chain. I have no doubt that for many, there is a strong correlation between these pains and the fact that they are spending a...more
September 2021 newsletter
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
How many times have you heard that adage in your life? Ironically, like many of these sayings we often roll our eyes at, this one too holds true time and time again. Over my 20+ years as a coach (sports-specific nutrition, followed by Personal Training and Nutrition, to now a certified Wellness/Life Coach specializing in the mind/body relationship) I have become increasingly convinced of the importance of attitude in achieving your goal. As impractical as it may seem to some, I assure you that your attitude toward your physical appearance, combined with the general disposition you have toward life absolutely plays a critical role in your outward appearance. Time and time again I have seen a stark...more
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