How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?

Life and fitness are all about balance. Most people that go to the gym fall into one of two categories. They either want to gain muscle, or lose weight. People who want to gain muscle tend to fear cardio because they don’t want to lose their gains. People who want to lose weight tend toContinue reading “How Important is it to Balance Strength Training and Cardio?”

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Not all running shoes are created equal. Have you ever gone into a Footlocker and wondered why there are so many options? One would think that a shoe is a shoe, so outside of stylistic preferences, there wouldn’t seem to be a real reason to have so many available options. In reality, there is aContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Running Shoe”

Five Best Sports for Hot Weather

Just because we are in the middle of a heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. As a life-long athlete, there is no season where I don’t partake in at least some kind of sport. My favorite pastime is lacrosse, but that is not to say that I don’t engage in other sports whenContinue reading “Five Best Sports for Hot Weather”

The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls

If you’re thinking of taking up a sport, or enrolling your daughter in one, here are some great options. As a lifelong athlete and mother, I am a huge proponent of introducing young girls to sports at an early age. Nothing fosters a healthy relationship with competition, and a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderieContinue reading “The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls”

Does it Matter What Time of Day You Work Out?

The time of day you work out matters more than you think. It is widely accepted knowledge that people who work out get better sleep. The stress-relieving benefits alone are enough to help you get a better night’s rest, to say nothing of your overall health. That being said, working out right before bed isn’tContinue reading “Does it Matter What Time of Day You Work Out?”

Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility

You don’t have to play lacrosse to learn from it. I recently collaborated with Jen Murphy of the Wall Street Journal on an article about how to increase your speed and agility, using lacrosse workouts. Every sport has specific benefits that can help increase your fitness in different ways. My personal favorite sport is lacrosse,Continue reading “Featured on Wall Street Journal: Five Exercises to Boost Speed and Agility”

Five Indoor Cardio Exercises to Prepare You for the Gym

Do you feel the need to get in shape before you hit the gym? When it comes to the gym, many people have mixed feelings. The gym has long been thought of as a place where only in-shape, physically fit people go, to get more in-shape and physically fit. This actually goes against the wholeContinue reading “Five Indoor Cardio Exercises to Prepare You for the Gym”

What is Muscle Memory?

Muscle memory is your muscle’s ability to snap back into shape. Coming off the tail end of a pandemic, muscle memory is something we should all be thankful for. Have you ever gone through a time in your life (for instance, in the past year) where your fitness just fell completely off the wagon? Then,Continue reading “What is Muscle Memory?”

Summer is Over. How to Maintain Your Fitness This Winter

Your fitness must be maintained, regardless of the season. Summer has unfortunately come to a close. That doesn’t mean we can forget about our fitness however! The lockdown has undoubtedly caused us to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle, so chances are we may not have really reached our fitness goals this summer. Things are openingContinue reading “Summer is Over. How to Maintain Your Fitness This Winter”

How to Safely Get the Most Out of the End of Summer

Cold weather is coming, so enjoy the heat while it lasts. Summer 2020 was hijacked by a global pandemic. Many of us had plans to take long trips, or try out new outdoor hobbies, or be seen in the bathing suits we worked hard to fit into. However, Covid-19 took all that from us, andContinue reading “How to Safely Get the Most Out of the End of Summer”