What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More

What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More

What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More

What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More

What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More

What type of wearable device is best for the the serious exerciser?

Different wearables track different measurements.    The more serious exerciser often does many different movements including running, cycling, pushing, pulling, swinging, throwing, jumping, squating, lunging, lifting, balancing and stabilizing.    Trying to use a single wearable to provide accurate and relevant feedback on all these movements is almost impossible.   However all of them create a physiological challenge to the body so you can measure the effects of all these acitivities by measuring your physiological response to these challenges through your heart rate response! There are two key types of heart rate monitors:   wrist-worn and chest stap and they function very differently.   Wrist monitors use a flashing light that tracks blood flow…
Read More

Quick, Effective Holiday Workouts

It is always challenging to find the time and motivation to workout but this is particularly true during the holiday season!    To that end here are 3 workouts that are quick, easy to do, highly effective, and require little to no equipment! "Bodyweight Burner" Do 20 reps of each exercise below and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8 minutes Knee Push-ups/Push-ups/Clapping Push-ups Sit-throughs - a classic wrestling exercise - here is a link to a how to video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiVc0qWcEo Squats/Jump Squats Side Lunges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwK88UKSiA or Skaters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DzJ2_9bjM Dumbell Challenge Do 10 - 16 reps of each exercise and as many rounds possible in 6 - 8…
Read More

Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Good nutrition does not need to be complicated.      The first step in healthy eating is focusing on eatings whole foods.    So what is whole food anyway?    It’s actually really simple - whole foods include meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and all forms of produce.     So everything else is NOT whole food including bread, pasta, chips of all kinds, cake, cookies, candy, ice cream, juice, soda, alcoholic beverages, etc. Second – try to eat organic whenever possible to minimize your intake of chemicals and toxins present in all foods but much more so in non-organic foods.  Organic, local food is the best of the best because it does not need to be…
Read More

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

With the holiday season upon us the average American will gain 12lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years!  So it is time to set some personal health and wellness goals for the new year.     Personal goal setting is the first step in achieving your goals, and the step most people skip when trying to work towards better health and fitness.     Most people have no clear goals and this is a formula for failure! There is a big difference between wants, needs, dreams and goals.    A true goal has 5 features: Specific - it is not vague -- vague goals are just dreams and never happen! Measurable - it is critical that…
Read More

The Infamous Tabata Protocol!

Of all the various protocols available for High Intensity Interval Training by far the most famous is the Tabata protocol.  Izumi Tabata (a Japanese Researcher at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports) tested a protocol that had been developed and used for several years by the Japanese Speed Skating Team. Tabata tested two groups of male college students who were majoring in physical education who were fit at the beginning of the study.     Before starting each subject in each group was tested on a bicycle ergometer to determine their maximum oxygen consumption and workload at that level.     Then one group trained 5 days each week…
Read More

Top 5 Tips for Training in the Cold

Does it seem like the weather went from fair to brutally cold overnight? With Winter's weather comes a lot of excuses: too cold, too slippery, too dark, and more. Our take on things? Cooler weather shouldn't stop you from something you enjoy that happens to be good for you too. Check out our list of top tips for training in the cold, and kiss those excuses goodbye. 1. Dress Appropriately The first mistake you can make is coming ill-prepared to an outdoor workout. Whether you're running, biking, walking, or just need to get out of the gym and train outdoors, we suggest wearing some, if not all, of this clothing for…
Read More