Fast Fitness

Fast Fitness: Five Habits for Weight Loss

We all get so much advice about maintaining a healthy weight that it can be overwhelming to figure out the most important things to focus on. Since we know you're busy, we've done the heavy lifting and found five pointers from one of the leading doctors in the area of weight loss, courtesy of the…

Fast Fitness: Three Exercises You Should Be Doing

Even if you work out every day, chances are you aren't giving all of your muscle groups equal attention. Some of the most overlooked muscle groups are in the lower part of your core and below. How can you work these muscles out, you ask? Check out these three basic exercises, courtesy of Health.com: Stability…

Fast Fitness: Perfect the Plank

Few words in exercise conjure up feelings of dread than "plank". But, just like the broccoli mom used to make us eat, it has so many benefits that cannot be ignored. Master the plank - and your summer abs - with these three variations, courtesy of Women's Health: Side plank. The most common variation, this requires…

Fast Fitness: Four Bad Workout Habits Hurting Your Progress

We've all had those moments after the gym where we say, "I don't feel like I am getting any _______." Regardless of whether that blank space is filled with "stronger", "thinner", "faster" or any other word that would relate to your workout goals, chances are you are making some errors that you may not even…

Fast Fitness: Perfect the Plank

The plank: just the sound of the word makes most of us shudder. Whether we like it or not, though, it is one of the best ab exercises around. Now that spring is here and the countdown to summer has officially begun, check out these tips to get the most out of your planks, and…

Fast Fitness: Best Foods for 5K Training

So, you've bought into the idea of doing a 5K like the one at the Garden State 10 Miler and figured out a running routine. You're done, right? Well, without the right fuel, you won't be running nearly as well as you should. In this last post of our series on 5K training, we have…

Fast Fitness: Your Weekly 5K Training Routine

If you're in the midst of training for the Garden State 10 Miler or another 5K race for the first time, you may be wondering if your training plan is working. Here is a solid plan that allows you to increase or decrease the intensity as needed, courtesy of Mayo Clinic: Monday: Run/walk 30 minutes Tuesday:…

Fast Fitness: Big Breakfast, Big Weight Loss

For most people, breakfast is the most overlooked, rushed and unplanned meal of the day - particularly during the work week. It's usually some variation of grabbing yogurt out of the fridge, or stopping for a bagel at the drive-thru - or worse. You've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…