Tag Archives: Strength Training

Been On an Exercise Hiatus? Here’s the Skinny On What It Means

We’ve all been there.  Victimized by illness, surgery, injury, work, travel or personal crisis or sidelined by our own demons known as inertia and lack of motivation – no matter the reason, it’s depressing to face the loss of hard-earned fitness gains and intimidating to get back on that horse. It’s important to understand that we […]

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month: Functional Training

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month defined:  These are 30 minute general fitness workouts designed to offer a complete and balanced approach to strength and cardiovascular training in the most efficient way possible.  Strength training workouts will each feature a different form of resistance, or load, so that you can choose the type of resistance based on equipment availability […]

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month: Strength & Balance Training

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month defined:  These are 30 minute general fitness workouts designed to offer a complete and balanced approach to strength and cardiovascular training in the most efficient way possible.  Strength training workouts will each feature a different form of resistance, or load, so that you can choose the type of resistance based on equipment availability […]

June’s Small Step: +1

This month’s Small Step is as simple, in theory, as it sounds: add just one thing to your weekly routine.  You need only 30 minutes a week to do it and you don’t need any special equipment.  And, it can be done while other things are happening around you: while baking something in the oven, listening […]

When (Not) to Exercise on the Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

  Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.  The long, hot, humid dog days are fast approaching, if they haven’t already arrived where you live.  The perfect time to review the dos and don’ts of hot weather exercise. The Human HVAC System 101: The human body is often compared to an efficient machine. When talking […]

Go Big or Go Home? What You Need to Know

Nothing exemplifies the innately American slogan “go big or go home” quite like our society’s relationship with exercise.  We, apparently, either binge-watch “The Walking Dead” while slumped on the couch gorging on bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed-crusted pizza or we are fanatically addicted to CrossFit and Ironman training. Yes, somewhere in the neighborhood of two-thirds of us are […]

Fit & Happier Workout of the Month: Strength Training with a Stability Ball

Fit&Happier Workout of the Month defined:  These are 30 minute general fitness workouts designed to offer a complete and balanced approach to strength and cardiovascular training in the most efficient way possible.  Strength training workouts will each feature a different form of resistance, or load, so that you can choose the type of resistance based on equipment availability […]