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10 Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer

If you’re looking for a personal trainer, make sure you put in the effort to get to know them and learn how they can benefit you. Not all personal trainers are the same, some have different qualifications, some have different training styles and not every trainer is going to be able to meet the schedule [...]

Constant Tension Workout

If you visit the gym a lot, then you may have heard of something called TUT, or Time Under Tension. This refers to the time in which your muscles are being strained during a set and is typically used in bodybuilding and strength conditioning. When you add more tension to your muscles during a workout, [...]

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 Workout

With 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 Workout

If 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 Out

We 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 – 2019

If 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.

The ROI of a Personal Trainer

While the idea of having someone walk you through specialized exercises may sound appealing, that luxury often comes with a hefty price tag.

Soar Into Aerial Yoga

Aerial yoga. It may sound intimidating, but the craze is rapidly gaining popularity at studios across the country.

How Does Yoga Compare to Running for Cardio?

More and more people are opting for yoga as a form of cardio exercise, but how exactly does it compare to running?

The Importance of Core Strength

Core. Everywhere you look, you’re told to keep it strong and in tact. But what exactly does core strength mean?

The Truth About Whey Protein Supplements

A big part of staying fit, especially if you’re looking to put on muscle mass, is finding a suitable protein source to gulp down following a workout.

5 Stretches You Should Do Every Time You Workout

As important as working out and staying active are for your body, making sure it’s nice and stretched out is also crucial.

Setting Realistic Wellness Goals

Establishing wellness goals can be tough enough, but ensuring that those goals are realistic and achievable can become its own challenge.

Mindfulness and Why it Matters

We’ve all heard the time “mindfulness” or “mindful,” but do we know what it truly means? Additionally, what makes being a mindful person so important?

Are Gyms Suitable for Children?

Staying fit and in good shape becomes even more crucial as we get older, but what about fitness for children?

100 Motivational Quotes

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re struggling to make it through a trek on the treadmill or finish that last curl-up, you feel like giving up.

The Science of Massage

There are several different types of massage and each provides the body with different benefits, with specific ones helping you reach your fitness goals.

Ten Things to Know About HIIT

It’s become one of the hottest fitness trends around. A 2017 survey found that HIIT was one of the most popular forms of exercise in the country.

Hot Yoga: Explained

There are numerous types of hot yoga, each with their own benefits they can have on your body and overall health. Learn More!

When to Workout

Whether you choose to conquer your workout before the sun rises or right before bed, the time of day you exercise can have different effects on your body.

Community and Motivation – Why Working Out Can Be Better Together

An individual workout can be extremely rewarding, but working out with others offers its own, unique benefits.

25 Ways an Active Lifestyle Leads To a Better Life

The benefits of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle go far beyond physical gains. The staff at The Endorphin Effect has helped to put together a list of some of the ways staying active can improve your overall lifestyle.