Category Archives: Be Active

TMH FOR LIFE

A Beginner’s Guide to the Gym

Is getting fit one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re in good company. Losing weight and getting fit are the most popular resolutions for Americans. Maybe you’ve decided to join a gym. As a guy who makes his living in a fitness center, I endorse your decision. (Naturally, I hope you’ll join Premier…
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Move More to Sleep Better

Ready or not, the holidays are here. With all the feasting, shopping, parties and year-end budgeting, it can be tough to keep up a regular exercise routine. If you’re feeling sluggish, it’s time to get active in order to catch up on some much-needed ZzZs. Just as little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such…
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PI(LATES) +YO(GA) = PIYO

A sound mind in a sound body - seems simple enough, right? Think again. For many, finding a happy medium between strength training, effective movement and mind/body practice can be difficult. With this in mind, Premier Health & Fitness Center offers a class format that will help you stretch, sweat and strengthen – all in…
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Scheduling your Priority to Exercise

Is exercise the first thing that gets left off your schedule when you get busier? In my work as an exercise physiologist and health coach, I hear my clients struggle with this. You may be squeezed for time now more than at any other time of year. There are plenty of reasons to maintain at…
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Fall Into Happiness

Changing of leaves, dropping temperatures, open windows, pumpkin flavored everything: the imagery associated with fall is iconic. We find new ways to create happiness within our lives as the season begins to change. Whether it be snuggles with a comfy blanket, coming together with the ones you love or walks in breezy weather, a happy…
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There’s a Reason HIIT is Hot

Fitness trends come and go, but the popularity of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is still on the rise. HIIT describes any workout that alternates bursts of intense activity with fixed periods of active rest. Think sprint 40 yards, walk in place for 20 seconds, sprint for 40 yards, walk in place 20 seconds, etc.…
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Beat the Heat: Indoor Workouts with Little to No Equipment

Has this summer’s heat and humidity made your regular outdoor workouts unbearable? No problem! Thanks to our friends at Premier Health & Fitness Center, we’re dishing out the best indoor workouts to help to burn calories while staying cool. JUMP ROPE Those rules you had as a kid about not jumping rope in the house……
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More Thoughts on Weight Training

You Train Systems, Not Muscles Only “What muscles am I working in this exercise,” the new client asked. “Leg press works primarily the quadriceps (front of thigh), with help from the gluteus maximus (buttocks),” I replied. This is a common exchange, especially with someone new to weight training. I then go on to add, “We…
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Spring Into
Exercise

It’s that time of year again – the cold temperatures are drifting away, the sun is out and those winter clothes are going back into storage. Now is the perfect time to ditch your indoor routine and take advantage of the gorgeous weather by “springing into action!” Looking for some healthy outdoor exercises to enjoy?…
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The Power of Commitment

Many of us make New Year's resolutions related to exercise and fitness. Do you have a hard time setting these New Year's resolutions? Do you have an even harder time keeping them? For those of you that can relate, here's a suggestion: This year, instead of setting an outcome goal try setting a time goal.…
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