Fast Fitness: Kickboxing for the Summer Bod

Memorial Day is creeping closer, which means the summer body rush is on. The good news is there is a workout that is a fun way to melt fat and reduce stress: kickboxing. Here are three of the top benefits, courtesy of Fitness Republic: Oh, the calories. On average, you burn 750 calories an hour. Tone…

Fast Fitness: Carbs 101

Carbs: enemy or friend? The answer isn't that simple. It really depends on your activity level, timing and the types of carbs you're taking in. Here are some tips, courtesy of Shape: Two grams per pound of body weight. This is how much you should take in, with an additional gram per pound for every 30…

Fast Fitness: Rock the Side Abs

As I mentioned on the air today, if you haven't started already, it's time to start working on that summer body if you're going for the chiseled look by Memorial Day. We're only a little more than two months away! One of the things that makes your abs look great is that side sculpting. Unfortunately,…

Fast Fitness: Make Every Workout an Ab Workout

Want to spend less time in the gym, but still make time for abs? Usually that's what we save for the end of our workouts, and it sometimes is the first thing to get cut if we run out of time. Here are a few ways to incorporate ab work in the strength exercises you're…

Fast Fitness: Keeping Your Body...and Mind Fit

When was the last time you focused on your breathing at the gym? Or your self-esteem? If this sounds foreign to you, you're not alone - we spend a lot more time thinking about physical fitness than mental fitness. As you think about your fitness routine, try to incorporate these other elements from Health.com to…

Fast Fitness: Biggest Fitness Trends in 2018

It's that time of year for experts everywhere to look into their crystal balls and tell us what the biggest trends of the year will be. It turns out the area of fitness is no different -- here are some of the trends the fitness professionals are seeing, courtesy of Self: High-intensity interval training. Often referred…

Fast Fitness: Weight Loss Benefits Beyond the Scale

If you're trying to lose weight, chances are you primary goal is to see the benefits on the scale, right? It turns out that there may be other benefits you may not be aware of, based on recent research published by the University of Michigan: Losing 10 percent of body weight can relieve weight-related joint…

Fast Fitness: Secrets from a Personal Trainer

I recently came across an article in Self where the author shares the lessons she learned about fitness during her journey to become a certified personal trainer. Here are some of the things she mentioned that your trainer or fitness-minded friends might not tell you, but can really help your fitness routine: Don't do any…

Fast Fitness: New Year, New You

It's 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve in any year. The clock turns to 12...the ball drops...the glasses are raised. Before you know it, you wake up late on January 1 and you missed that special New Year's Day spin class at the gym you just signed up for. And so it goes for another…

Fast Fitness: Foods That Actually Burn Calories

We all have at least some idea of what foods are better for weight loss (kale is better than key lime pie, for example...wish it wasn't). But what about foods that actually burn calories? Well, this isn't a fairy tale, it's true - and they're the perfect foods to include in your diet as we are…