Going Green: 6 Ways to be Environmentally Conscious without Pulling-Out Your Hair

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 20, '18 / by Krista F. posted in creative, healthy habits, environment

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Going green doesn’t mean you have to immediately install solar panels on your roof and start brushing your teeth with a stick. You can if you want. But there are less overwhelming things you can do immediately that count when it comes to helping out the environment. Small tweaks you make can contribute to big changes and better health for you, your neighbor and the environment.
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Mini Interview Series Ep:2- How to Stay Motivated

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Apr 16, '18 / by HealthSPORT posted in OnPoint Personal Training, mini interview series

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Welcome to Episode 2 of our mini interview series! We sat down with one of HealthSPORT's very own trainers to get a few tips and trick on how to stay motivated to workout. In addition to personalized training plans, HealthSPORT trainers offer OnPoint sessions to help maintain motivation & deliver results.  Ready to learn more about what OnPoints have to offer? Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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5 Strategies to Help You Start (and Stick to) a Morning Workout Routine

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Apr 10, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in exercise, healthy habits

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Bestselling author and speaker Tim Ferriss is known for saying, "Win the morning, win the day." These five tips will help you win your morning by motivating you to exercise—one of the most consistently evidence-based ways to jump-start your day.

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Mini Interview Series Ep:1- What is an OnPoint With a Personal Trainer?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Apr 2, '18 / by HealthSPORT posted in OnPoint Personal Training, mini interview series

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Welcome to Episode 1 of our mini interview series! We sat down with one of HealthSPORT's very own trainers to get an insider scoop on OnPoint Personal Training Sessions. In addition to personalized training plans, HealthSPORT trainers offer OnPoint sessions to help maintain motivation & deliver results.  Ready to learn more about what OnPoints have to offer? Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Take a Hike! Get Out the Door and Go Explore Some Local Trails

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Mar 29, '18 / by Krista F. posted in outdoor workouts, local hikes

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Now that spring has sprung, how about pulling out some hiking gear and hitting a trail? Hiking can help build leg strength, stability, and provide a cardio workout if you keep a stiff pace. There are several low-key places to hike that are less than an hour away from HealthSPORT’s gyms. While the national parks are stunning, nearby state parks can get you off the beaten path and into a habitat where you can find your hiking groove.

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What Fruits and Veggies are in Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 21, '18 / by Krista F. posted in healthy recipe, fresh produce

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It’s time to tuck away your cold weather gear and celebrate springtime in Northern California. A new season and an unmatched growing climate brings loads of local fresh food options your way. Kick-off the season with a quick exploration of the Northern Coast Grower’s Association website. It has tons of tips about what’s in-season, where to find it and how to use it. There are also ample recipes that utilize in-season local veggie varieties. Food Geeks is also a good resource to explore what you might find when you venture out to local farmers’ markets.

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Pre and Post Workout Meditation: Find Space in Your Head & Reap the Power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 16, '18 / by Krista F. posted in workout tips, meditation

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Meditation is like a very quiet superpower. Learning to clear your mind and breathe deeply can give you a competitive edge in all aspects of athleticism, in fitness and beyond. The benefits of meditating before a workout, after a workout and in-between are numerous.

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7 Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks to Stock Up On

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Mar 7, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in nutrition, healthy snacks

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Ideally, if you're trying to shed some weight, then you're eating enough food to support your activity level and help you lose body fat...which means if you're feeling super hungry in between meals, go ahead and eat something!

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The 4-Minute Miracle Workout: HIIT Training Tabata Style

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Mar 5, '18 / by Katie Heil posted in HIIT, tabata training

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You’re sweating, you can hear your heart pounding in your ears, you’re trying to catch your breath, and maybe even seeing stars. Good job – the Tabata is working.

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Pistol Squats 101: What Are They and How to Do Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Feb 27, '18 / by Sarah M. posted in core, stability, flexibility

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The pistol (aka one-legged) squat is one of the more advanced movements available to use at the gym, or anywhere really (that's actually one of the reasons we love it). But if the thought of doing one sounds a little on the iffy-side, we're sharing plenty of ways to practice them safely—but not before explaining why they're worth it.

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