Shape It Up Tuesday! We are still talking about tummies! V-UPs! This particular exercise hits all the abdominal muscles. *If you have back problems, double check with your doctor if this exercise is okay for you to do. You can make this easier by bending your knees and/or placing your hands on the floor.
Here’s a TBT from the SIU Archives! Terry M. of West Deptford lost 12 pounds and can now touch her toes (a personal goal of hers)! Terry was inactive and very unhappy with the shape of her body. She wanted to quit smoking and not gain weight. Terry found the Best Body Challenge and committed… [Read More]
It’s hump day and this is about the time when things start to head down hill and barrels right into the weekend. Don’t let it happen to you! Not only will it set you back in your fitness goals but it can play mind tricks with you sending you into binge eating (not a good… [Read More]
It’s Motivation Monday! Check out what SIU Thrive Member Jessica has to say about SIU. “I have been using Nicole’s online program, Thrive, for several weeks now. I absolutely love it! It is so easy to use and fits perfectly into my busy schedule. I had been working on my own for a few months… [Read More]
It’s Sunday and for most it is a time to recommit to those fitness goals which is why I started “Say It Again Sunday”! Take the saying below and use it as your mantra for the week. Every time you feel like you can’t do or don’t want to do…say the mantra below 5-10 times…. [Read More]
Basics on Kickboxing For Beginners: Technique information before you start kickboxing.
Women who are venturing into their midlife can increase their chances of staying healthier long into their 70’s by increasing their intake of flavonoids (as sited from research from Harvard School of Public Health). What are flavonoids you ask? Flavonoids are plant-based compounds found in fruits and vegetables such as berries, grapes, celery, etc. These… [Read More]
Are you going at this weight loss journey alone?… What to do when there’s no support?… Do you feel like you are alone in your weight loss journey?… What to do when everyone around you wants to eat cake?!… Deciding and committing to being a healthier you can be quite exhilarating and frightening at the… [Read More]
Sometimes you think you are doing everything right and then you try on those pants and…they are tight! What went wrong??… These top 5 reasons why you aren’t losing weight! Reason #1 Why You Aren’t Losing Weight Not Getting Enough Sleep When you sleep, your body is busy repairing the muscles that you worked in… [Read More]
Prevent running injuries with these helpful tips! Running has never been more popular than it is today. Just look on any event website and you will see tons of local 3K, 5K half marathons and full marathons. Running is a great way to get active and to improve your cardiovascular endurance. But when you are… [Read More]