Brittany Baldwin is a certified personal trainer with a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Creighton University. She writes regularly for livewellnebraska.com.
Increasing your physical fitness is important, but it’s not always easy.
When I’m on vacation from the daily grind, my workout and other healthy habits don’t stop.
Beware—it’s going to burn. You can also expect more muscle soreness than usual in your first few days of training.
My fitness philosophy can be summed up in one short sentence: As long as you’re moving, I’m happy.
Online personal training is a convenient way to help achieve your fitness goals on your time and your terms.
This year, instead of swimming in post-Christmas regret, I decided to channel my energy into undoing the holiday’s damage.
There are numerous benefits that you might be missing out on by disregarding your back workouts.
Most of my resolution-centered clients set realistic and attainable fitness goals. However, I occasionally encounter a new client that misses the mark when setting goals.
Becoming healthier and more active is a major lifestyle change. Family support can help make this transition easier.
Over the last few decades, interval training has taken the fitness industry by storm. At its forefront is high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. Another less known type of interval training is supramaximal interval training.
There’s a multitude of factors that can cause your weight to vary by 5-7 pounds in a single day.
Some are concerned they will be judged for performing movements incorrectly. Others feel insecure about lifting lighter weights among more experienced powerlifters.
If more than two days pass from when you’ve worked a particular large muscle group, you begin to lose your physiological gains.
I’m constantly preaching to my personal training clients about the benefits of maintaining flexibility through stretching. Now it’s time for me to practice what I preach.
Many of the exercises related to functional training mimic day-to-day actions such as balancing, lifting items from the ground and various carries.
I realized I only consumed about a cup of vegetables each day. To increase my daily vegetable intake without feeling like a grazing calf, I decided to get creative with my vegetable consumption.
If you do not feel confident in your own skin, none of that matters when it comes time to put on a swimsuit.
Hitting the pool 2-3 times per week on cardio days will provide me with a much needed change of pace to maintain enthusiasm about my workouts.
While social media sites make it easier for people to access a variety of new workouts and fitness challenges, it’s still important to practice discretion.
When I first began my career, many gym members where I worked thought of personal trainers as expensive rep counters and spotters.
For those seeking to ditch the sweaty gym for a bit of fresh air, here are essential elements to an effective outdoor workout.
There are three body types. These body types describe your general shape and also provide some insight into your levels of metabolism and fat storage.
For the last two years, one of my clients has begged me to go on a bike ride with him during a personal training session. I typically find a way to get out of doing it, but this time I agreed.
I recently started attending yoga classes once a week. It’s only been a few weeks now, but I already feel as though yoga was the missing link in my exercise routine.
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