Author: Laura Smith

“Walking For Life!”

If you would like to have more energy and lose weight then you need a copy of “Walking for Life.”

Can it really be that simple? Surely, with all the expensive diets, spas, special food, pills, wraps and other treatments it couldn’t come down to something so mundane. Or could it?

Do you spend much of your time wishing you had what it takes to get fit? Are you uncomfortable in the setting of a gym or fitness club? (Some people feel like they just don’t fit in.) Need something less costly and more flexible? Take heart. The easiest, simple, free route to fitness is at hand . . . er, rather foot.

Fitness walking is an excellent way for you to get in shape, tone your muscles, lose weight and attain better health. It’s an excellent way to accomplish all of that, BUT there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach this modality.

The very best place for you to begin is with your own copy of “Walking for Life.”

This digital book will show you exactly what you need to do not only to get started, but how the secrets you need to know to love yourself while you’re doing it! Take a look:

  • Why Walking is Healthy
  • Walking and Metabolic Fitness
  • Dog Lovers and Walking

It really isn’t rocket science to know that walking is healthy, but do you really understand why that is so? Well, we’ll tell you in Chapter 1.

Our metabolism is like the clockwork in our system. Learn how to “set that clock” to your benefit. If you are a dog owner and lover you’re already ahead of the game! Fido will love you for it. What else will you learn?

  • Warming Up and Cooling Down
  • Fitness Exercises and Walking
  • Walking in the Snow

We’ll teach you how and why warm up and cool down are so important. Did you know that you can incorporate special fitness exercises into a walking routine? Well you can and we’ll show you how. If you really want to pump up your walk, learn about walking in the snow. No gain without pain!

  • The Benefits of using Poles: put your arms to work
  • Walking in Snowshoes: test your stamina
  • Cross Country Walking on Skis: burn calories faster

No, you don’t need to be an athlete. We’ll show you how simple it is.

  • How to Set Goals and Meet Them
  • Why Keeping a Log is Important
  • Walking for the Ages: your personal walking regimen
  • Using a Pedometer: what gets measured, gets accomplished!
  • Clothing – Dress for Walking
  • Building Motivation: tips to keep you inspired

“Walking for Life” is no replacement for medical advice and should not be construed as such. It is, however, a valuable tool to help you learn how to walk for fitness. Regular exercise makes your body stronger. “Walking for Life” is just what you need to become informed. Download your copy now and start your walk for fitness in minutes!…

Laura Smith

December 23, 2018

Fitness: Cycling, Spinning and Proper Form

A cycling or spinning fitness program can give you great benefits for your health as well as great “side effects” of burning fat and excess calories, whether you choose outdoor or indoor cycling as part of your fitness regimen.

Should you choose to cycle outdoors, you are setting yourself up for a great way of appreciating your surroundings. It can be a great way for you to get even more acquainted to your own town, or it could also be a means for you to explore other places that you have not yet seen. If you choose to cycle indoors, then you give yourself a good way to avoid becoming a couch potato. You would also have a way to exercise while doing some of your favorite indoor activities such as watching the TV or listening to the radio. You can even have fun with others by joining a spinning class.

Biking Your Way to Health – Setting Up Your Cycling Program

Along with checking with your physician, you should then decide what your goals are. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to gain endurance? Or do you want to just enjoy? Set a target such as weight-loss margin you want to reach, or a particular duration you would want to achieve. Mark your progress, and see how near or far you are from reaching your goal. Once you achieve your aim, you could set a higher standard to take yourself as far as you can.

Set a particular schedule for your program, and make a vow to stick to it. Allot a specific time in your day or week when you would cycle. Soon enough, cycling would become one habit you could not live without just like brushing or bathing.

You should also add muscle strength training to your cycling fitness regimen. You need to make sure that your muscles are strong enough to withstand the rigors of biking.

Consider is your diet. Your current eating habits might not provide you with the right nutrients needed for doing something strenuous like cycling. You need the right kind of food to give you the energy for cycling. You could benefit from checking out diet plans on the internet that are specifically made for cycling.

Set up your bike

First, be sure that your bike’s handlebars are positioned comfortably. They should not be too far for your to reach while your seated on the bike, and at the same time, they should not be too near that your knees are hitting them.

Second, make sure that your seat is on a comfortable height. Set it up so that it is hip-high when you stand beside your bike. Always check yourself if you feel comfortable while biking, and then adjust accordingly when needed.

Third, when cycling indoors, be sure to secure your foot to the pedal straps. You would not want your feet to fly off as you pick up speed while cycling.…

Laura Smith

November 10, 2018

Fitness Philosophy

Our training focus is on functional and integrated training. This simply means working our bodies the way we use them. Our programs work large and small muscle groups alike, moving multiple joints through full ranges of motion, and constantly emphasizing stability and body control. Functional training approaches training from a holistic and logical approach.

Fitness Philosophy

Unlike regular gym machines which only serve to isolate the larger muscles, functional training uses all of the muscles responsible for balance and stabilization in any given movement.

Simply put, functional training is training your body the way that it functions in every day activities.

During our day-to-day life our muscles are forced to work together synergistically to produce movement. Simple tasks such as hoisting a backpack over your shoulders, lifting a box onto a shelf and walking up and down stairs involve multiple muscles working together to produce, stabilize and reduce force.

When you increase your functional strength, as opposed to linear or brute strength (gym machines), you experience improved coordination, balance, stability and flexibility. Functional training strengthens your inner core and also enhances your kinesthetic awareness and body control. You move about with greater ease and less effort.

The physical benefits of functional training are many. In general, functional training revs up your metabolism and builds muscle – this in turn creates a furnace which continually burns fat, even at rest. The combination of high metabolism and more muscle, enhances your appearance resulting in a more toned, fit, and well-conditioned physique.…

Laura Smith

September 18, 2018

Fitness: Top 10 Workout Tips For Best Results

A chosen exercise regime should not only be healthy but safe as well. Workout sessions require effort and self-discipline. An adage that goes with workout is “75% determination and 25% perspiration”. Once you have started, it will be gradually easier.

Because there is a tendency for people to over exert in physical workout, there are certain measures to observe before, during and after exercising.


These are the ten tips you can follow:

1. Warm up! Before starting any exercise sessions, you have to prepare your whole body first. Even if your body is on top physical condition, some stretches and light exercises are required to adjust your joints and muscles. Stretching can also induce additional flow of blood into the muscles.

2. Wear proper exercise outfits. You should choose the proper athletic shoes, which offers comfort and support during workouts. Use leg or arm pads to act as protection for your body. If you are engaged in workout such as boxing or cycling, use helmets that fit properly.

3. Cross train. Repetitive work out can add stress to bones and muscles and can cause stress or other injuries. To prevent this from happening, cross training or having different exercises in your workout routine is helpful.

4. Know and feel your body. Pains and body aches should not be ignored. The pains and aches can be symptoms of health problems. Over exertion can also cause body aches. If the physical symptoms continue and intensify in a number of days, consult your physician immediately.

5. Study what you are doing. You can easily get adjusted on your daily exercise routines but additions to this regime should also be learned. Having proper information on what you are doing can make any workouts safer.

6. Do not exercise on an empty stomach. Meals can make you tired and sleepy; thus many people skip meals before working out. Like machines, our bodies need fuel to start up; the foods act as fuel to let the body perform at its peak. Eating a light snack before exercising is fine and drink lots of water before, during and after working out to avoid dehydration.

7. Stick on the 10% rule. 10% rule states that you should only increase the intensity, length and workout frequency by ten percent every week. This percentage of workout is just sufficient for your muscle performance and body strength to improve gradually. Higher percentage of work out per week can lead to muscle injury.

8. Have balanced exercise and rest periods. Fatigue can strike you when working out excessively. Your body being worn out can be fragile and thus susceptible to more injuries and diseases. A balance between rest and exercise is essential to achieve the healthier body you are craving. Take short periods of rest after each strenuous exercise session.

9. Find a qualified trainer for your training. There are workouts that require using weights. Nonetheless, proper methods should be followed because heavy weights can cause serious injuries. The trainer can teach you proper techniques in weight lifting.

10. Eat right and healthy foods. Eat a balanced diet composed of minerals and vitamins. Vitamin C can help in repairing body tissues. Calcium can help in maintaining strong bones.

Aside from the ten tips enumerated above, there are certain limitations of working out for pregnant women, elderly, children and other people with known illnesses. Proper identification of work out and exercises that will fit these people is needed.…

Laura Smith

January 3, 2018