Posted on September 4th, 2013 by Lee

Who’s got time to fight the Freshman Fifteen? When you’re ready to hit the books, going the gym is often the last thing from your mind. Earlier, I posted some time-management tips for students to help get the college-bound organized and able to stay fit while away from home. This time, we’ll revisit some of those key principles with the idea of making good time for fun, fitness, and friends, no matter what college life brings.

1. Make good use of your peak hours
In my earlier post, I elaborated on finding your peak hours and capitalizing on this time to ensure that you are productive with both your studies and your efforts in the gym. Get the important school stuff done when you’re …

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Posted on August 19th, 2013 by Lee

How do you make them workouts work? In a given week, you’re likely to have any number of appointments, social outing, and whatever else there is that life can throw at you, so it can often be a challenge to get your butt in gear. Capitalize on what motivation you have and make your efforts count, in and out of the gym!

1. Establish a fitness baseline
When it comes to making time for your workouts, it’s crucial that you work out a baseline for how long it takes you to get it done. We’re not just talking about how long your spinning class is. You need to factor in the prep time, the commute, and all the other things in between. In …

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Posted on August 12th, 2013 by Lee

Are your cardio workouts lacking a little something special? It seems simple enough—get on the machine and start moving your legs—but to really make those 20-30 minutes count, there’s at least three key things you should remember! See how you can ramp up your calorie burn, stay focused, and benefit from a good sweat this workout.

1. Stop half-assing your cardio!
It’s really easy to get into a fitness rut by just pedaling away at a nice, comfortable pace. It’s equally easy to want to calibrate your effort levels to the “easy” setting. After all, much of what we do is based on convenience and simplification. Why make things more difficult than they should be? In this sense, it can be super tempting to just …

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Posted on July 12th, 2013 by Lee

When it comes to the fitness end game, results can be a tricky thing. On paper, opting to lose 10 lbs seems pretty solid, but seeing it happen isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Whether it’s because you’re itching to get to the finish line or getting bogged down by other people’s lofty ideals, there are ways to battle these obstacles and find fitness success in the real world.

1. Results don’t come fast enough
When you’re looking to tone up, it seems like the results take a bajillion years to happen, if at all. It’s easy to get discouraged or at the very least antsy when you’re (im)patiently awaiting the spoils of your hard labor. In this day and age, it’s equally …

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Posted on July 9th, 2013 by Lee

What gets you motivated to wash, rinse, and repeat, fitness-wise? Earlier, I talked about how fitness guilt can get your butt in gear via the fear of negative results. On the flip side, it can be an equally strong idea to rev up some motivation by playing on the positive stuff instead. Positive reinforcement can be a great way of encouraging behaviour and can even be useful in getting you, the fitness guinea pig, to continue following that solid routine of clean eating and physical activity. See how you can help yourself see those healthy habits repeated via the positive stuff instead.

1. Set up a reward system
Positive reinforcement works by encouraging behaviour through them sweet, sweet rewards. The type of “reward” can vary, …

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