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Friday
Jun152018

The Hormone Both Men and Woman Should Be Concerned About  

When it comes to fat loss, most people think that all results ultimately boil down to a simple calorie balance equation. Burn more than you take in, and there should be a linear path to success. Of course, calories matter, but there are several other factors that can impact your results and how your body burns calories in the first place. Underlying physiology often dictates the response to your nutrition and exercise (it goes both ways), with one key factor of this underlying physiology being hormone health.

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Friday
Jun082018

Perfect Your Kettlebell Workout (No Matter Your Fitness Level) 

There are many different pieces of fitness equipment in Life Time facilities. Some of the traditional equipment that members have access to includes Barbells, Dumbbells and various machines (cardiovascular as well as resistance-training options). But as a Personal Trainer, I notice that many members have questions about the more nontraditional equipment, like Suspension Training (e.g., TRX), ViPRs, Kettlebells, Foam Rollers, Stability Balls, BOSUs and Resistance Bands

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Friday
Jun012018

Make Prepping Your Protein Easy With These 3 Simple Spice Rubs

It’s officially grilling season, and it's also one of our favorite times of the year. Grilling is fast and easy, and it can be ideal for meal-prepping high-protein foods. It's also a technique we encourage our nutrition clients to practice. Because when you're spending time outdoors and enjoying

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Thursday
May242018

Get Better Workout Results Just By Changing Your Breathing

Every couple of years a new exercise, program or piece of equipment — that initially looks odd or strange — becomes a new norm for fitness enthusiasts. 

Take the foam roller, for example. When the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) explained how it could be an important tool to improve range of motion and movement in the early 2000s, the only people who used them initially were NASM Certified Personal Trainers and their clients. Fast-forward 10 years later, and foam rollers are found in most fitness facilities. Many people use them as a tool in their fitness routines, warm-ups, cool-downs and/or on recovery days.

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Friday
May182018

3 main reasons for weight loss success — from a master trainer 

If you follow the 60day at Life Time and you read the success stories, you can’t help but drop your jaw a little after seeing the physical transformations that can happen in just 60 days. 

And because plenty of people ask us how the participants actually do it, we took a moment to chat with Joshua Pruitt, one of our Master Trainers who coached Chuck C., a recent 60day winner. 

Joshua explained what someone actually needs to do to create these life-changing results and sustain them. Plus, he gave us his personal go-to breakfast recipe that you’ll definitely want to check out. 

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Friday
May112018

5 Practical Ways To Balance Hormones 

What do you think of when you hear the word “hormonal?” Sadly, most people immediately associate the adjective with “emotional,” and often relate it to a woman’s menstrual cycle or perimenopausal years. But from a physiological (and therefore accurate) perspective, “hormonal” pertains to the many different types of messenger compounds the body produces that stimulate action at another site in the body. These can include everything from estrogen, testosterone and progesterone (often referred to as “sex hormones”); to cortisol, one of the main stress hormones; to thyroid hormones (critical for calorie burn); to insulin, a hormone critical to regulating blood sugar and more.

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Friday
May112018

3-Ingredient Hormone-Balancing Recipe With Bacon

As a dietitian, nothing makes me prouder than turning a skeptic into a Brussels sprouts lover. 

As a vegetable in the Brassica family, this nutritional powerhouse is one of my all-time favorites for its metabolic benefits.

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