Fast Fitness

Fast Fitness: Not All Salads Are Created Equal

You've decided you're going to eat healthier (or your significant other is encouraging you to join them in their quest), and you find yourself munching on more salad. You throw in lettuce, a bunch of toppings and dressing. But is it actually healthy? Just as "taco salad" is an oxymoron in most cases, you could…

Fast Fitness: Is Working Out in the Heat Cooling Your Results?

With the intense heat we've had thus far this summer, you might think your sweaty daytime runs are giving you an even greater workout. However, they may be having the opposite effect, according to Health.com: Your cells don't handle the heat well. Research has even shown working out in extreme heat essentially cancels out any positive…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

Few things have more of a ripple effect on your entire day than a lack of sleep. From poor food choices to skipping the gym, the amount of sleep we get every day can have a huge influence on the decisions we make. If you're like me, it can be tough to get back to…

Fast Fitness: Three Tips to Conquer the Pull-Up

Pull-ups are one of the benchmark exercises used to determine strength, yet so many of us struggle with them. Here are some tips to help you reach your goals - regardless if it's doing one or 21, courtesy of Well and Good: Grip matters. Wrap your whole hand around the bar, stretching your fingers as far…

Fast Fitness: Take Your Workout to the Water

No, I am not talking about taking a swim in the pool or the ocean, though that is certainly a workout itself. This is one of the latest trends that takes your normal cardio studio workouts and exercises to a floating platform in the pool. Yes, planking on a floating platform in the pool is…

Fast Fitness: How Well Do You Know Your Muscles?

They say knowledge is power, and in the case of fitness, half the battle is knowing what the positive and negative factors are in achieving your goals. Your muscles play a huge role in virtually any fitness goal you have - even if you're focused on fat loss. Here are some pointers that can help…

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…