September 17, 2019
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 [...]
September 10, 2019
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, [...]
September 3, 2019
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 [...]
August 27, 2019
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 [...]
August 20, 2019
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 [...]
August 13, 2019
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, [...]
August 6, 2019
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 [...]
July 30, 2019
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.
July 23, 2019
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?
July 15, 2019
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.
July 8, 2019
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.
July 1, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
Soar Into Aerial Yoga
Aerial yoga. It may sound intimidating, but the craze is rapidly gaining popularity at studios across the country.
June 11, 2019
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?
June 4, 2019
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?
May 28, 2019
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.
May 21, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019
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.
May 7, 2019
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?
April 30, 2019
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?
April 16, 2019
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.
April 9, 2019
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.
April 2, 2019
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.
March 28, 2019
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!
March 21, 2019
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.
March 15, 2019
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.
March 7, 2019
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.