LuckyBusiness via Getty Images
Jacob Ammentorp Lund via Getty Images
All those people in magazines, at competitions, and filling instagram with their awesome workout pics are the small percentage of the population who are intrinsically motivated. Who are able to suffer and sacrifice based on some internal psychology. What's important to note is that the majority of the world is not like this, maybe YOU are not like this AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!
Hemera Technologies via Getty Images
It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media creates a platform for voices of each industry to tickle the ears of the unin...
We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.
grinvalds via Getty Images
I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.
shironosov via Getty Images
Many women who train experience this awkward and sometimes painful situation when it comes to performing plyometrics, jump rope training and/or running. As a coach my first priority is to always support my clients and over the years this has been an issue that I've realized needs to be addressed. It's time to talk about it and discuss a solution.
John Fedele via Getty Images
Instead of losing weight or keeping it where it should be, you notice a change in the distribution of your fat. Congratulations. You're probably a woman in her 50s, in peri-menopause or full-on menopause. I know this, because I live it. I'm 52 and I work out at least six days a week, count calories and still struggle with maintaining and losing weight.
"I'd work out if I didn't have kids." Many of us have thought this, or possibly said it out loud... and actually believed it. While there is no denying that adding "raising a healthy and functioning human being" into your life schedule adds a bit of pressure, the fact is that exercising is one of the best things you can do because you have kids, not in spite of them.
What are we doing to ourselves? When it comes to health promotion, why do we insist on beating ourselves up about appearance? It has nothing to do with health, and we make it the foundation of everything we do that is health related.
Maridav via Getty Images
You have likely seen coconut water sold in fitness centers and yoga studios where it is heavily advertised as a natural rehydration beverage. This is because the companies that produce commercially available coconut water claim it contains significantly more electrolytes than sports drinks. However, you might be unaware that many of the companies that produce coconut water have exaggerated the health benefits.
Gary Burchell via Getty Images
"But I'm on vacation!" This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you're traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise.
Shutterstock / OLJ Studio
Have you ever told yourself, "If I can just get through the next day/week/month/year, things will calm down and I'll be less busy?" Trust me on this -- you're never going to find time for a fitness program. If you want time, you have to make it, then take it.
For all of you gym haters out there who may want to start working out but aren't quite sure where to start, here are ten unique and fun ways to get fit this spring and ready for the beach this summer -- without stepping foot inside a horrible death maze. I mean, gym.
Jordan Siemens via Getty Images
There's a big push right now for women to lift weights and to lift heavy. As a trainer I get it. I want to be strong. I want my clients to be strong. But there comes a time, when for the average person, enough is enough. We have once again taken it too far.
Regular activity is shown to help everything from increasing hair growth to reducing acne. So before you go spending hundreds on skin care, spa treatments and hair products, take a gander at what the gym has to offer in the cosmetic department!