Fit Fridays with Tracy: 10 tips for beginning weight lifters

Any seasoned fitness pro will tell you that strength training and weight lifting are important to achieving the transformation most people seek when working out. Some of the benefits of lifting include improved coordination, prevention of loss of joint flexibility, and improved range of motion, stability, and balance. Our resident fitness expert Tracy shares ten […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: 5 ways exercise can improve your sex life

Let’s face it: we all want better sex. People take all sorts of pills and potions in the name of upping their sex game. Our resident fitness expert, Tracy Springs, says there are natural ways to improve your sex life. All it takes is a little dedication to regular excise and before you know it, […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: 12 tips for a flat belly

Summer’s coming. Almost time to show off those abs. If you’re a little behind in the game, here are 12 tips to help you get on track to a flatter belly. 1. Chew your food. Digestion begins in the mouth. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating. 2. Eat breakfast! Having breakfast every morning can […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Why fish oil is important

Fish oil is a supplement you should be adding to your daily diet. There are few supplements on the market that offer the many health benefits that fish oil does. You will surely benefit from it. Fish oil is a form of fatty acid that is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Cardio? Only after weights

Having a great session in the gym depends on much more than doing the right exercises. You must also do them in the right order. Each move you make affects those that follow and ultimately your results. Do your strength training before your cardio exercise. If you exhaust yourself on the treadmill first, you are […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: The benefit of protein post workout

Most people make the mistake of assuming that their workout is over once they leave the gym. Nutrition becomes an integral part of your routine when you work out regularly. Not only does it fuel your increased physical activity, it also provides the raw materials for building and repairing your muscle fibers. Muscle protein breaks […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Women’s No. 1 weight training myth

Let’s talk myth this week. Specifically, one myth that seems to be popular. It’s the myth that weight training makes women bulky and masculine. Lifting builds muscle and burns fat. Countless studies have shown that women who do resistance training are stronger, leaner and healthier than women who do not. What that resistance training does to […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: The importance of carbohydrates

Sometimes carbohydrates get a bad rap. Sure, too many carbs (or too many anything for that matter) can take you down a bad road, but let’s get into the reasons why you need them. We need carbohydrates to maintain muscle health as well as nourishing and energy purposes. Carbs are our primary source of energy […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: How to get started running

The thing about running is everyone can do it. There’s no need for special skills, expensive gear, athletic ability or even good genes. All running requires is a pair of shoes and a little determination. Studies have shown that running can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and even cancer. Don’t bother joining […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Why you should give yoga a try

Though it’s no longer the latest fad or hottest trend in health and wellness, yoga remains a relatively easy and effective practice that yields maximum results. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you to relax and manage stress and anxiety. Yoga poses or postures are a […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: The importance of healthy fats

Contrary to what most people believe, we actually need fats. It’s a fact that we can’t live without them. They’re an important part of a healthy diet. They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins and serve as a great source of energizing fuel. Cutting calories is the key to weight […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: The benefits of starting your day with lemon/lime water

Many of us already know the benefits of drinking plenty of water and proper hydration. Lemon and lime add refreshing zest to almost any drink, and also cleanse and enhance the immune properties of your already healthy glass of juice. Lemon and lime juice are very alkalizing to the body. Since the majority of the population is acidic (due to diet […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Achieving your New Year’s resolutions

As we all know, the most common New Year’s resolutions are often a combination of getting fit, losing weight, drinking less alcohol, eating more healthy foods and/or managing stress. During the first two weeks of the New Year, you tend to go along enthusiastically. Come February, you’ve begun to backslide. By the following December, you’re […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Why you should add strength training to your workout

You either use it or lose it! After puberty, men and women both begin to lose about one percent of their bone and muscle strength every year. A complete workout plan should include strength training for this very reason. There are countless benefits to incorporating strength training into your regular routine. Strength training can be […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: The benefits of sweet potatoes

A 1 cup serving of sweet potatoes gives your sexy self a whole 6.6 grams of fiber. If you didn’t already know, fiber is what aids you in digesting your food properly. Eat fiber regularly! You’ll be less likely to get heart disease or colon cancer. This same serving of sweet potatoes also gives you […]

Fit Fridays with Tracy: Getting and staying motivated to work out!

You want to commit to a healthier lifestyle but can’t seem to stay on track. Starting over again and again can be extremely discouraging. You feel like it’s harder and harder to go back after each of your failed attempts to remain consistent. You know that consistency is the key. Consistency is the only way […]

Tracy’s Thanksgiving day fit tips: Stuff the turkey, not yourself!

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally known for its indulgences along with being an annually customary reason to overeat, followed by lounging lazily for the remainder of the day as we watch football games, drink, nap and spend time with family and friends. One day a year is most likely NOT going to demise your healthy eating […]