Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

New Study Says Workplace Wellness Programs Aren’t Paying Off

$8 billion. That’s billion, with a b. That’s how much was spent on workplace wellness programs by corporations in America. According to the Rand Corporation, 80% of all companies with 1,000 or more employees offer some type of wellness program. (1) Some programs offer discounted or even free gym memberships, discounts on health, fitness and… Continue reading New Study Says Workplace Wellness Programs Aren’t Paying Off

Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

My guest today is the inimitable David Jack, “International Man of Mystery!” When people ask “what does David Jack do?” the answer is often “he’s David Jack!” In truth, however, David is a deep pool of fitness knowledge. His impact, though, is delivered through his intuition, experience, love, passion and willingness to go where many… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

Podcast: Four Pillar Fitness Happy Hour With Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!”

Happy Hour Friday is back! And there may be nobody better to get them back on the map than Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!” Jana is a fitness professional with a great personal brand and an electrifying personality!   Check out the episode to discover: What Jana means when she says “when things are… Continue reading Podcast: Four Pillar Fitness Happy Hour With Jana Brooke, aka “The Dumbbell Bombshell!”

Physical Activity Has a Positive Effect on Depression: Study

While many studies have found associations between greater levels of physical activity and lower rates of depression, a key question has remained — does physical activity actually reduce the risk of depression or does depression lead to reduced physical activity? Now a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has used a novel research… Continue reading Physical Activity Has a Positive Effect on Depression: Study

This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

This. Is. Cardio! Well, it’s actually metabolic conditioning, which is what the majority of your clients and athletes really need. MetCon conditions the body to use energy better, remain stronger longer and look way better than ‘cardio’ ever could. Strength and power based activities performed intensely for short bouts. Repeat over time with minimal rest… Continue reading This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)