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The Best Cardio for Fat Loss

No matter how much it's discussed, there's always some confusion around the best type of cardio to be doing for fat loss. And, it makes sense. It seems like every other article you read claims a different type of cardio to be your ticket to lower body fat. In reality, a combination of proper nutrition, cardio, and strength training is the equation to a healthy body. But the question is still valid - what type of cardio is best for fat loss? In order to understand the answer to this question, I want to give you a basis to the two types of cardio - aerobic and anaerobic. Some research suggests that there is a certain heart rate range that

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016

The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like... changing. Maybe it's a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I've seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it's freeing. It's freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can

12 Days of Fitness Holiday HIIT Workout

12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 2: Holiday HIIT Workout

It's already Day 2 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! How are you feeling? Remember, you can do anything for 12 days. It will be so worth it once you slip into your favorite holiday dress and welcome 2017 feeling refreshed and renewed. We're taking it up a notch today with your Holiday HIIT Workout! HIIT is one of my favorite forms of exercise because it burns major calories while also building muscle. Talk about a double wammy!  Anytime I do HIIT, I feel like I'm glowing the rest of the day. You're going to feel so energized and your calorie burn is increased for hours after you finish your workout. Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge

Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout

Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout

Guys, I am OBSESSED! I have found a style of training that gets you in and out of the gym in 30-minutes but gives you the results of working out for 1+ hours. Okay, so maybe I didn't come up with it from scratch. It's a type of training that has been around for a while. But I finally made it the bulk of my workouts and it works! It's a combination of HIIT and strength training and it's called AMRAP or "As Many Reps As Possible." AMRAP is exactly as it sounds. You try to get in as many reps of a set of exercises in a designated amount of time. This is the perfect equation for a short

5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

I can remember the first time I ever worked out at a commercial gym. The machines looked like space ships, there was grunting, everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing (and had the biceps to show for it), and I felt like everyone was going to judge me if I did anything wrong (Spoiler alert: most of them don't know what they're doing either! 😉 ). It was easy to fake gym confidence and just hop on the elliptical or treadmill. It's hard to do cardio wrong. Lucky for me, those days were short lived. My boyfriend at the time took a weight lifting class and he really helped me find my gym-groove. He pieced together basic weight-lifting workouts I