How Long Should I Rest Between Sets?It’s common knowledge that there are different variables within your workout that affect the overall results of your workout, but many people are unaware that the amount of time you take between sets also affects your workout results. One of the biggest reasons this rest time is important is because the energy used up by [...]
Heart Rate 101: Using Your Heart Rate to Maximize Your WorkoutWith the rise of fitness trackers, monitoring your heart rate during your workout seems to be a big deal. In part, it’s because the heart rate can actually tell you a lot of information, especially during your workout. The faster your heart pumps, the more energy your body is losing and therefore trying to regain [...]
How Music Inspires a Better WorkoutIf you’ve ever been to the gym, you’ll notice that it’s pretty typical for the gym to have music playing over the speakers while you workout. Some people even prefer their own music and typically workout with headphones, but why are we drawn to listen to music when we’re exercising? There have been several studies [...]
The Mental Benefits of Working OutWe all know that working out is good for you, but there are more benefits to working out than just getting in shape or losing weight. Working out increases our heart rate sending oxygen to the brain, but why is that important? Our brains need oxygen in order to perform properly. Believe it or not, [...]
Top Fitness Trackers – 2019If you’re looking to buy a fitness tracker then one of the first things you must do is figure out what you’re looking to track. Are you wanting to track your steps? Do you want a heart rate monitor? Do you want it to connect to your phone? Does your ideal fitness tracker also track [...]
25 Types of Effective Meditations
The idea of meditation may seem overwhelming to beginners, with so many different options and methods to ease your mind.
The Basics of Bodyweight Training
When it comes to bodyweight training, hammering down the basic fitness steps is a must…but what does that mean?
The Rise of Streaming Workouts
The idea of streaming workouts has gained popularity in recent years as those looking to get in shape can do so without stepping foot out of their home.
Chicagoland Road Race Guide – Fall 2019
When the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, there will be plenty of great races across Chicagoland to take part in.