Fast Fitness: Choosing the Right Gym

Choosing the right gym can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With Congress considering making gym memberships and fitness classes tax-deductible, it might even save you money, too. Here are some considerations from Shape: Determine your needs. Some gyms are more focused on circuit machines, while some have more free weights, classes or cardio…

Fast Fitness: Safely Working Out in the Heat

It's summer (woot woot), which means everything is great: the food, the weather, the pool, the drinks, the friend time outside. Your workout should be too then, right? Yes - but this is also the time of year where we hear about high school football players being rushed to the hospital from practice for heat-induced…

Fast Fitness: Three Portion Control Strategies

Weight management is only partially what you eat - it is also how much. Here are three strategies to help with the portion control aspect, courtesy of Cooking Light: Pre-portion your treats. Studies have shown those who eat straight out of the main container eat a lot more. Portioning out what you should have on your plate will…

Fast Fitness: Diet, Exercise or Both?

A family member and I recently got into a conversation about whether diet is more important than exercise in a weight loss program, and that the Mayo Clinic found diet to be more important. After doing my own digging on this topic, here are some of their key points: Net effect of consuming less calories…

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…