Hey guys! It's Valentine's week and we've got love on the brain. All week long we'll be showing you fun ways to celebrate and share love with the people in your life who matter to you--including your friends:)
Check out these videos to learn what we love about fitness, what we love about what we do, what we love about each other--and what we don't--LOL!
We're also going to share some love with YOU! How? By giving away a Lululemon gift card----but you have to watch the video to find out how you can win it :) Lots of love!more
Indulge Your Dark Side…
The only thing more common than flowers on Valentine’s Day is chocolate. And, if you’re like me, you can’t get enough of it! Fortunately for us fitness-minded folks, there’s a way to enjoy our favorite treat guilt-free. How? By going to the dark side.
Turns out dark chocolate is a friend with healthy benefits. In fact some studies link it to improved brain function, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even clearer skin. Check out this...more
Love and exercise have a lot in common—both can make your heart pound, both can leave you looking flushed, and (in some cases) both can burn some serious calories;) With just one week until Valentine’s Day, we’ve found gifts every fitness lover will fall hard for—because the couple who sweats together, stays together.more
It’s officially February and we can say we survived the beginning of a new year. With a new year comes new resolutions, goals, and challenges to take on. For me, the new year meant the start of one of the most important challenges I’ve had in the past few years.
On January 2, I was blessed with an amazing opportunity when I won the New Year New Me challenge held by Zedric’s Fit With Flavor, Orange Theory Fitness Huebner, and BodyArchitecture Personal Training and Fitness. I was given 30 days of healthy meals and snacks, a 30-day pass to work out at Orange...more
People who haven’t known me for very long are usually surprised to learn that I am a reformed smoker. I know, I know, it goes against everything I preach about living a healthy lifestyle, but from my late teens to my early 30s, I was addicted to cigarettes..
Every few years, I’d decide to quit. I’d make a big announcement, throw all my smokes away, and try some new “quick fix.” I went through patches, gum, medication, and acupuncture. I even learned to knit so I’d have something to occupy my hands ---but all that resulted in was A LOT of people getting A LOT...more
Over the past few weeks a few of you have reached out asking me about alternatives to milk based protein supplements, specifically protein packed shakes. I’m not a nutritionist, but I’ve experimented with several types of protein supplements because I too have experienced many of the negative symptoms you’ve described after taking a whey (milk) based protein supplement.
Several studies have concluded that many of us naturally become lactose intolerant or develop an allergy to milk as we age, specifically those of us over the age of 30. These studies even go so far as to suggest that...more
I have never been a big fan of oatmeal. I know it’s healthy and all, but something about the texture and taste has always been a little bland, boring, and basically “blah,” to me. Then I found a recipe for a protein packed version that uses fruit, egg whites and peanut butter to create a super satisfying breakfast that tastes delicious. The egg whites give it a lighter, fluffier texture—not to mention an extra pop of protein. It takes a little more time to prepare (about 15 min. start to finish) so I usually save it for weekends rather than harried weekday mornings. Check it out and tell...more
Wes and I are both goal setters by nature, driven by a desire to push our limits both personally and professionally. We are always challenging ourselves to beat last year’s time, learn a new skill, take on another project/client, volunteer for a cause etc etc. In fact, it’s really difficult for us to say “no” to things we are passionate about. That’s why one of our new year’s resolutions is to find more ‘balance,’ and more time for self care so that we feel our best and can give 110% to anything we choose to take on. It’s not always easy—sometimes it actually has to be built into our...more
You’re already a week into those healthy resolutions you made, so why not treat yourself to cute new workout clothes? I don’t know about you, but sporting a new outfit at the gym gives me that little extra motivation and pep in my step.
While doing my holiday shopping last month, I discovered a brand at DICKS Sporting Goods that I hadn’t heard of before: Second Skin. What first caught my eye was the color selection—more than the usual grays and blacks found in men’s fitness apparel, this one has pops of fun...more
It’s that time of year again. The time when gyms and fitness studios are overrun with people committed to getting healthy in the new year. But we all know that by February and March, those crowds have thinned out, and many people have returned to their old ways. If you are one of those people who struggles to get started or stick with your healthy New Year’s resolutions, we think it’s time that you lose your big BUT!
No, we aren’t talking about your booty. We’re talking about the BUT that keeps you from giving yourself the chance to succeed at your goals. “But I’m too…” fill in the...more
The holiday season is a time that many people overindulge—and not just in food! Bottles are poppin, and the booze is flowin! And while we don’t want to be buzzkills, the truth is that alcohol can derail a healthy lifestyle faster than you can slam a shot.
In fact, one of the most common questions we get from clients is, “I don’t have to give up drinking do I?”
Their reluctance isn’t surprising—especially in light of the recent trend in the health and fitness industry of post class pours. Wine Down Wednesdays, Bar at the Barre, Champs for Champs…..it’s...more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’ve been getting a little extra cardio in by running all over town rounding up our favorite gifts for all the fitness fanatics on our lists. From the best butt sculpting tights to water bottles that let you sip in style, we’re bringing you one item a day for the next 12 days—many at a discount just for our readers. Consider it our gift to you and Merry Christmas!
.Wes & Bonnymore