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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
HotWorx is a specific type of workout performed in a hot, infrared sauna (upwards of 122 degrees). But does HotWorx actually help you burn more calories compared to traditional yoga, as many practitioners will say? Most sources tend to say yes...sometimes.
How do I lose weight? Let me count the ways:
Days since my last "cheat" meal. Hours spent in the gym. Minutes spent on the treadmill. Grams of macros consumed. Inches melted away. Calories burned. Pounds lost...
When work and workouts go hand-in-hand it’s a win-win-win situation. Clients, employers and employees come out on top. Couple that with a company wellness plan that emphasizes nutrition and preventative care, and you’ve got a recipe for everyone’s success. The bottom line is healthy employees are good for business.
The 2017 Weight Loss Challenge is a wrap and we are SO proud of everyone who gave it their all, put in the work, and ultimately formed healthy life-long habits! Nobody leaves the challenge the same, here are a few stories from members whose lives have changed for the better because of WLC '17.