A Guide to At Home Workouts

Do you feel that in order to have an effective or high-quality workout it can only happen in a gym or studio setting where you have access to large and/or fancy equipment?  Or do  you believe making progress toward fitness goals must cost a fortune in both money and time?  Here’s some good news: You […]

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How to Manage Your Time

Lack of time is among the most common reasons people offer for failing to meet their wellness or fitness goals. Are you consistent with your fitness routine? Then read on and give these three strategies, from St. Louis, Brentwood, and Clayton, MO personal trainers, that can help you make time for personal wellness. 1. Prioritize […]

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HIIT May Help Build More Brain Cells

Do you worry about your brain health? Then take a look at these six ways high intensity exercise is good for the brain. As a time-efficient method for burning a lot of calories and enhancing muscle definition, high intensity workouts have made the transition from the world of performance training to the programs that help […]

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Outdoor Workouts That Burn Fat

Are you maintaining a healthy body weight?  Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the primary reasons many individuals start an exercise program and helps keep your immune system going strong.  It usually involves managing two key variables: energy intake and energy expenditure. Physical activity can include both exercise and non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT),  […]

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How to Stop Overeating

Do you find overeating is easy to do?  It is!  Especially when you’re indulging in an unusually delicious meal. It’s also easy because there are many factors that cause us to overeat, including stress and noshing too fast—both of which we likely experience or do on an almost daily basis. Fortunately, there are many tactics […]

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Circuit Weight Training Improves VO2max

        Do you have a hard time finding time to exercise both cardiorespiratory fitness and musculoskeletal health?  Then give circuit weight training a try. Here are brief descriptions of three CWT programs—from actual training studies—that were shown to significantly improve VO2max. VO2 max is maximum oxygen consumption and the higher it is, […]

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Can Exercise Help Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Between Covid 19, riots, and mass shootings, the subject of mental health comes up, right?  While mental health may or may not be at the root of horrific acts of violence, quarantine and terror, it’s undeniable that people with mental health challenges do not always receive adequate or appropriate treatment. That’s a big problem, particularly […]

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Fat and Exercise 

                Do you consider fat as a four-letter word?  Many still consider it a dirty word when it comes to nutrition, fitness and exercise. Those who lived through the ‘90s undoubtedly remember when the food industry marketed everything as “low-fat” in the guise that it was a healthier […]

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What to Look for in Exercise Videos

Have you been doing exercise videos at home since the pandemic started?  Well, good for you that you are keeping up with your exercise routine. When you need the convenience of an at-home workout, Youtube is overflowing with options. A quick search for the type of exercise you want to do and length (e.g., barre, […]

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Defined Glutes

Strong and shapely glutes are more than aesthetic goals. The functionality of the gluteal muscles should be the priority in exercise program. The gluteal muscles—namely the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus—work together to help us perform daily activities such as standing, sitting and walking. Strong gluteal muscles are essential for pelvic stability, good […]

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