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Choosing a Diet and Exercise Plan that Works for YOU

Over the years we have seen all different types of diets and exercise plans. On the diet front, there have been juice cleanses, no carbs, keto, Atkins, and Weight Watchers. When it comes to exercise, Jazzercise morphed into Zumba®. Yoga and pilates studios opened up all over the place. CrossFit and boot camps got huge, and one to the next and newest thing. The list goes on. Chances are, you have probably tried one or more of these diets and exercise plans. So which is the best for you? Let’s start by looking at your diet. The diet that is best for you is the one that you can stick with FOR LIFE. A diet shouldn’t be something you do for a few weeks or a few months. It should be a way of life. The diets that only work for a few months usually end up putting you right back where you started, or maybe even in a worse spot. So here is my challenge to you: do your research and find out what type of eating plan works best for your body and your life. If it’s not something you think you’ll be able to stick to long Read the full article…

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8 Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Losing weight is a struggle when you’re not sure where to start!  It may require a lot of change to your daily habits and for your to form some new routines. If you’re looking to lose weight here are 8 tips that will help you speed up your results. 1). Cardio or  high intensity interval training are good for your heart and for burning fat! Cardiovascular exercise is designed to get your heart pumping! Getting your heart rate up will over extended periods of time or even for short intense intervals will help to strengthen your heart, burn some calories, and may even help to increase metabolic rate throughout the day. Any activity that gets your heart rate up and keeps it there qualifies as cardiovascular exercise, so pick something you find enjoyable and stick with it! A few great ideas include: group fitness classes, the huge selection of cardio machines we have at every EoS Fitness Locations, maybe even checkout the MOVEoS Cinema! 2). Change your mindset! Losing weight doesn’t have to mean missing out! Trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying life! Changing your mindset from “I cannot eat out” to “If I do eat Read the full article…

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3 Powerful Motivation Tips to Hit Your Fitness Goals in 2016

Can you see yourself walking down the street at your favorite location looking and feeling great? Or as you stroll down the beach and you notice people glance over their shoulders to admire your confident strut? Feeling so confident in yourself that your vacation seems like a dream? You pinch yourself and realize that you have arrived. Although some may find it difficult to reach personal goals, anything is possible if you have an optimistic and positive outlook on life. The secret to success is not overworking but being in control of your thinking and outlooks in life. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds or get in shape for bodybuilding competition, please under any circumstances don’t let yourselves make excuses. Here are some helpful fitness motivation tips that will get you back on track when you feel you are buying your excuses: 1). Always tell your friends and family about your goals.   Telling your acquaintances about your goals is great. Some will take you seriously and some won’t. But the reasoning behind this is that they can help you be on track. When you are genuine with people they respect that, and sometimes are willing to help Read the full article…

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3 Reasons You’ll Love the MOVEōS Cinema

Everyone loves movies. They trigger emotions, creativity, convey ideas, teach us, inform us, and hopefully make us laugh. At EōS Fitness we also love movies and at select locations we offer members their very own movie watching experience while working out. Here are three reasons why you’ll love the MOVEōS Cinema:. 1). Help You Workout Longer Imagine jumping on the treadmill or elliptical and having one of your favorite movies to watch on a big screen in front of you. You can see how your focus will transition to the movie and allow you to workout longer without any problems. 2). Keep You Motivated to Return To the Gym You can check the movie playing schedule at the gym or you can show up at your regular workout time and be surprised to find which movie is playing.  Having a movie theater waiting for you at the gym will help keep you on a regular workout schedule. 3). You’ll Learn to Enjoy Working Out There comes a point in your own personal fitness progression that you’ll begin to enjoy every workout. This normally happens after you have been working out for a few months consistently.  However, when you are just Read the full article…

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Ask a Trainer: What do you Always Carry in Your Gym Bag?

I can think of a few key items I always bring in my gym bag when I’m either working out or working with a client-it applies both ways. As a Personal Trainer, I’m always thinking three steps ahead. What is the intent of my workout today and what do I need to bring to ensure success for that intent? It would be easiest to start off with what I never leave the house without-my trusty shaker cup and a scoop of Rule 1 Chocolate Protein Powder and Stance Amino Acids. “Fail to prepare, and you’ll prepare to fail”. It is crucial after a workout to get 20-30 grams of protein so you can capitalize on the muscle building effects. It is not detrimental to not have protein right after your workout, but it is the best option if your goal is to gain muscle. In regards to the Amino Acids, these are used to fuel your muscles with essential nutrients to ensure stamina, and a “ready to use” fuel source for your workout. Food is great, but it needs to assimilate, whereas Amino Acids are already broken down and ready to be used as a primary fuel source. Secondly, I’ll Read the full article…

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The Benefits of Meditation I Gained from 365 Days of Mindfulness

I’d always heard a lot about the benefits of meditation, but I used to think meditation was for those weird types. Well, now I AM that weird type!  I tried for quite some time to develop a consistent practice of meditation and failed at it. Sometimes trying to meditate just made me feel more stressed. Other times, I’d stick with it for three or four days and then just get “too busy” to make it a daily habit. That was, until one day, all heck blew up in my life, and I needed to find a way to make it a priority. And so began my journey to meditate once a day for at least five minutes a day! Here’s what I’ve learned: Your Mind is a Muscle   Your mind is a muscle just like any other muscle in your body. In fact, I’d argue, besides your heart, it’s THE most important muscle you have. The fact that it’s a muscle means your mind can be exercised and trained to think better and recognize when certain thoughts aren’t serving you. But it also needs time to relax and recover to stay strong.  Meditation trains your mind while also giving it Read the full article…

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At Home Buddha Bowls

This post is for all of you health conscious individuals with crazy busy schedules, and no time for cooking, who are in need of nutritious and delicious on-the-go options. All you need is about an hour on Sunday to put some effort into chopping up fruits and vegetables and getting a little creative. Inspired by buddha bowls from the farmers market, I figured why can’t we do this from home?! Please, put your own spin on it and let me know how it goes! Lunch:  Okay, Trader Joe’s may be your new best friend here. Buy a couple bags of riced cauliflower. If you prefer, you can steam or cook the cauliflower however you would like. Personally, the less work for me, the better. I simply pour in about a cup of riced cauliflower uncooked (I usually microwave this later when eating anyway). Second chop up some lettuce and throw that on top. Toss in a cooked and chopped sweet potato, shredded chicken, chopped cherry tomatoes, and pecans. Later I add sliced avocado and Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Salad Dressing (amazinggggg and made with all fresh ingredients). Pro tip: if you heat the bowl before eating, remove the lettuce and add Read the full article…

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Juicing 101

Friends, when I first started juicing, I followed the recipe exactly, and I felt like it took forever to chop everything. But, trust me, in time you will be so efficient at juicing and you will be a master chopper, and you will be able to throw all types of combinations into the shoot of your juicer with a delicious result. Just keep it simple! To start, I almost always use a cucumber and two to three stocks of celery. Then, I add a handful or two of greens. Spinach or romaine is a good starter green because each has a mild taste. Later, consider going hardcore and try kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, or dandelion greens. After the greens, add the fruit. My suggestion is either a green apple or a pear. When juicing, remember a 3:1 ratio: three vegetables to one fruit. After adding the greens and a fruit, consider adding an optional, health-beneficial booster or two: parsley, cilantro, mint, lemon, lime, ginger and/or turmeric root. Consider spending the money for organic, so you can help to alleviate juicing pesticides. Why Juice? Juicing breaks down plant walls, making the nutrients and phytonutrients (compounds produced by plants) quickly accessible Read the full article…

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How to Quit Late Night Snacking

I will confess to you, I was THE BEST night time “snacker” on the planet!  After I had the kids I developed this habit and it stuck with me for years!  Until one day I decided to test some theories.  And what I realized was eye opening.  Here are your tips and reasons for quitting that late-night snack habit. 1.ASK YOURSELF WHY? When I asked myself why I was grabbing for that cup of cereal or that bag of chips and salsa I had to dig deep.  First, I realized that I wasn’t even hungry!  I had to come to terms with the fact that I was snacking simply because I wanted to eat in peace…and I could only do that after the kids were in bed.  It sounds silly, but that was my truth.  When you are a stay at home mom to young children every single meal you eat is with your kids.  I never EVER had an opportunity to just sit and enjoy my food.  AND I LOVE to ENJOY my food.  FOOD IS ENJOYMENT!  Ask yourself WHY?  Is it stress?  Do you also want to eat in peace?  Are you bored?  Or are you hungry? 2.REALIZE Read the full article…

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Is It Time to Make a Change?

Many of us know it’s time to make a change to our workout routine or even time to finally get started. The most difficult part is the first step of actually taking action. It’s commonly said that it takes 21 days in a row before something becomes a habit. With the chaos of the new year those 21 days can easily be interrupted by family visits, nights out with friends, and a hectic work schedule. We challenge you to start now and create that habit before you have to battle both motivation and seasonal obstacles like treats and having to take time off. Baby Steps Take things slow and make sure your action steps are manageable. If your goal is to start working out in the morning but you have a difficult time getting up early, start by waking up 15 minutes earlier each day or week…starting off with smaller morning goals to help yourself incrementally work towards early morning workouts! If you enjoy eating out but have the goal of cooking at home more then instead of quitting fast cold turkey, try setting a smaller goal. Maybe you only eat out 1-2 each week initially. Making small adjustments as Read the full article…

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Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Fitness Journey

Before I get started let me begin by saying that the purpose of me sharing this (as well as everything else I share) is to help. Believe it or not, there was a time when I didn’t know what a squat or carbohydrate was. Back then I firmly believed that I needed to starve myself thin or else I would have to live a life of being overweight and unhappy FOREVER! I get it! Not everyone wants to be lean or have muscles; some enjoy their curvy body…Right on! I’m really happy for you, embrace your beauty! But if you, like a lot of us, need a little boost of confidence, a different physique and/or to start on your own journey this may be for you. So let’s get started. How muscle relates to fat: I’m sure you’ve heard or read somewhere that a pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same, that’s true. But did you know that a pound of fat takes up 4 times the amount of space as muscle!! That’s why when you lose fat and gain muscle you look and feel thinner but the scale might not change at all. Because I Read the full article…

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How to Help New Gym Goers

What’re some things new gym goers can do to make fitness a habit? From what observed after coaching for over 5,000 hours; the one thing I’ve seen stand the test of time is putting fitness on a schedule. Let me clarify, start off by picking two days out of the week where you know for a fact you can get into the gym. For example: Mondays and Wednesdays before work at 6am. How do I, as a new gym goer, become motivated to workout? Honestly, at first you probably won’t. For the first week or two it’ll be self discipline and adapting to a new learning curve. That’s part of anything new. The fun happens when you realize the amazing benefits of fitness and now it’s part of your daily life. You start enjoy working hard, sweating and releasing your brains “happy chemicals”; this is where I, as a coach, see the general public really make a positive change. There is so much information, I’m having a hard time figuring out what will work for me! This is what I call “analysis by paralysis”. It happens a lot and it’s easy to fall into this trap. Take an “information dump”. Read the full article…

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How To Approach Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions can set you up for a successful new year. Making specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely goals for yourself is setting you up with a solid plan to conquer your goals. These tips and tricks will help you crush your resolutions! Track Your Progress While the ultimate goal is to improve your overall health, it doesn’t hurt to set a few smaller goals to work towards throughout your journey. If your goal is to be able to do 100 straight pushups by summer, why not strive to add at least two more to your total every week. If instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, tackle five pounds at a time. Keep a journal to help you stay on track and reward yourself for every goal met. Goals like this are easier to keep, and each small victory is another step towards winning the war. As you being to reach more and more goals your sense of self accomplishment will grow exponentially. Be Realistic Like the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. One of the easiest ways to fall short of your resolution is to set too lofty of a goal. Instead of telling yourself Read the full article…

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New Year- Do YOU!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “New Year, New You.” What does that really mean? Do we want to be a different person? Do we want to be New? Or, do we want to be our best, the best You can be? Many of us go into the New Year with big expectations of what we will achieve. We give ourselves demanding resolutions: Lose 50lbs., Run a Marathon, Bench Press twice our body weight, give up Carbs, Dairy, Meat, etc… Unrealistic goals and super high demands lead to many of us giving up on our New Year Resolutions within 2-3 weeks. What if You just Do You; meaning, setting more realistic goals. Of course, we want results and results take hard work and consistency. But, setting ourselves up for failure by doing too much, too soon is something for the past. What do you want out of the time you put in at the gym? Results right. We all want gratification, unfortunately, when choosing a healthy lifestyle, gratification isn’t immediate. We may experience some immediate results, but those long-term results are achieved over time. Consistency is key. Make sure your gym plan is something you are capable of sticking with consistently. Read the full article…

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