COMMON INJURIES IN THE GYM

FOOT AND ANKLE Cause: “People spend their days in front of their computer with rounded shoulders. When your shoulders are rounded and you stand up, your weight falls to the front of your foot. Take that misplaced center of gravity and put it into running shoes, which naturally tip you forward with a heel higher […]

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WHY NEW YEAR’S RESOULTIONS FAIL

On January 1st or even December 31st,  many of us will be once again making our new year’s resolutions!  As the owner of Bodies 2 Envy I see my fair share of these people every year. My best advice is, don’t wait for the new year to start something you should have started well before […]

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PERSONAL TRAINER DEFINITION

What Is the Definition of a Personal Trainer? The term “Personal Trainer” is often misunderstood. Some think that personal trainers hovers over you-while assisting you with exercise. Others think personal trainers are like babysitters-doing your work for you. Many feel that once they lay down the money, it’s the personal trainers job to ensure the […]

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ALCOHOL AND CALORIES

With the festive season here, many of us will be consuming alcohol. Here are a few facts that you may or may not know! Alcohol consumption inspires a variety of dietary questions. How many calories in a bottle of beer? Does red wine have more calories than white wine? And you don’t even want to […]

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FREE WEIGHTS vs RESISTANCE MACHINES

After talking to a fitness expert, you discover that a good exercise program must incorporate aerobic exercise such as running, aerobic dance or cycling, and some form of strength training. You have been to the gym and noticed some people were using dumbbells and some were using the machines. So, are weight machines the best […]

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WOMEN AND WEIGHT TRAINING FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis — not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights — can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? Studies show that strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss — and may even help build new bone. In one study, postmenopausal […]

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THE FLU AND WORKING OUT

Should you work out when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold? According to the research, this may in fact be a good idea. At the very least, it is unlikely to do you any harm unless you exercise too vigorously.. In one such study, participants were infected with a cold virus and […]

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CARDIO vs. RESISTANCE TRAINING

The question: To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training? The answer: It depends what you mean by “lose weight.” If you are in an epic battle with your scale, cardio is the way to go. If you want to look steamy under those fall sweaters, though, […]

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ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES OF WEIGHT TRAINING

Understanding The Mechanisms Of Aging So, how exactly does aging occur? We can easily see the results of aging but there are certain biological mechanisms at work that we are often unaware of. The number cells that make up our body are kept at a relatively steady number through the process of mitosis (cells dividing) […]

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BENEFITS OF PERSONAL TRAINING

In fitness it is important to know how to achieve the goals you have in mind. More importantly it is important to have goals to achieve for your fitness level. When you find yourself having a hard time achieving your goals, or even setting goals, it may be time to hire a personal trainer. Personal […]

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