Brittany Baldwin is a certified personal trainer with a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Creighton University. She writes regularly for livewellnebraska.com.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to break the fitness monotony, without breaking the bank.
Here's some advice to master sometimes unspoken rules of the gym.
Selecting a health club is a major decision that can have a significant impact on the likelihood you adhere to a fitness program.
This year, instead of setting unrealistic resolutions, I’m being very intentional in my practices to ensure that I officially leave my bad fitness and health habits behind.
If you’re seeking advice about how to design your own workout plan, try the following suggestions to program a safe and effective routine.
While the personal trainer in me takes pride in seeing my clients dripping sweat, I know sweating is not the only indication you’re exercising effectively.
The key to my fitness-related success while traveling during the holidays is planning ahead.
Plyometrics is a category of exercises that stimulates rapid muscle shortening and lengthening through a jump or explosive movement. A basic box jump is one example of a plyometric exercise.
To help me stay body positive in the age of, “fitstagram,” I encourage myself to stay focused on my personal strengths and positive achievements.
To practice what I preach to my personal training clients, I have adopted several strategies to stay physically active and healthy while at work.
It’s important to know the difference between having normal heart rate elevation and fatigue from high-intensity exercise, and feeling dangerously lightheaded or overtaxed.
Aerial silks fitness classes uses long pieces of polyester and nylon fabric hung vertically from the ceiling to deliver a suspension workout based on the principles of gymnastics.
On average, 3 to 5 percent of muscle mass is lost each decade past age 30.
Ensuring the proper type and fit of your athletic shoes helps to maximize the success and comfort of your workout. It also minimizes your risk of injury.
When performing back-to-back workouts targeting the same muscle group, you increase your risk of developing overuse injuries.
Here are three essentials to keep in mind as you create your personal fitness space.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy products and teas to cleanse your body.
Fitting into a certain dress size is an amazing accomplishment, but maintaining a healthy body weight is most important for overall health.
In the summer, many people cancel their gym memberships to save additional funds money for vacations and travel. Others opt to exercise outdoors instead. For me, summer is the most crucial time to maintain my gym membership.
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.