Letter to Our Community

Fitfam, Beat The Gym is guided with a purpose: to create an actual active and inclusive community, where each one of you became a powerful voice and influence in the growth and direction of the brand. As you know, Beat The Gym is not just another bootcamp; it is a

The Köhler Effect and Workout Partners: Why We Work Hard in Groups

Solitary exercise can be a miserable pursuit, and for many, it’s entirely ineffective. There’s something about teamwork that makes people try harder and persevere longer. This tendency is explained by the Köhler effect, a theory intended to clarify the impact social environments have on motivation. According to the Köhler effect, people are most motivated

6 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

Thanksgiving turkey, eggnog, late night parties, and cross-country airplane flights can make it hard to stay fit in the holiday season. But, you have worked hard this year and you don’t want to blow it during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Day. And yet, with shopping, decorating, baking

Beat The Gym: A Movement

On September 17th we went back to Nikki Beach for another epic beach workout and to show Miami that the beach can be used for more than just a lounging area. This workout is always mentally and physically challenging, beach running is difficult enough, BEATING THE GYM on the beach

ABS YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE

To have strong and defined abs is the desire of many people and not only because they are visually appealing but because a strong core helps to maintain body balance and protects the spine. Even though Tony and Taylor believe the secret to perfect abs is in full body training

Beat The Gym’s Favorite Fitness Apps

There’s an app for just about anything these days, especially fitness.  We’ve found apps that do everything, even ones that will make a playlist of workout music for you.  We took the time and explored tons of apps for both iPhone and Android, and we wanted to share our five

Fitness Pro Interview // Simone of Boss Chicks

We recently got the opportunity to speak with Simone, founder of Boss Chicks, about her fit lifestyle and how she launched her career as a professional dance instructor.   What is Boss Chicks? The Boss Chick Dance Workout is a workout program I created exclusively for women to feel empowered

De-stress in 30 Seconds with Micro Meditation

Faced with the every day problem of a stressful work or home environment, we are often left feeling anxious, even when all we want to do is unwind.  Micro meditations can be a helpful way to help relax and destress throughout even the most hectic days. Micro meditations are essentially small

The Beginner’s Guide To Running

We’re all big believers in spring cleaning, but more so of the body than our homes.  With nice weather right around the corner, there is no excuse not to stop eating chips on the sofa and to pick up a healthy, new habit of daily jogging.  Don’t worry if you

Three ways Yoga can help Reduce Stress

Yoga can be a great stress reducer to everybody – from students in dorm rooms to white caller workers in their office.  Here are three ways yoga can help you relax even in the most stressful of days. 1. Pranayama (Breathing): The simple act of mindful breathing can help reduce

10 Fruits That Help You Burn Fat and Feel Full

Avocados Avocados are enriched with omega 9 fatty acids and are a great way to also weight.  They speed up the metabolism by burning the fat and boosting energy levels.  Your body will extract several other health benefits as well. Lemons Lemon and honey in particular can be a great

10 Home Remedies to Help you Lose Belly Fat

1 – Lemon Water Lemon water increases the enzymes that help to detoxify the liver carry out the basic functions very effectively. 2 – Fish Oil or Fish Fish oil contains eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid and linolenic acid that helps to break down the fat. 3 – Ginger Tea Ginger aids in

How Alcohol Consumption Contributes to Weight Gain

The body can’t store alcohol, so it metabolizes it right away.  Since the alcohol becomes priority in the metabolic process, your body won’t metabolize other fats and sugars as efficiently, ultimately slowing your metabolism down over time. Alcohol contains seven calories per gram, that’s almost as must as pure fat.  When it

The Top Ten Exercise Myths You Should Know About

Myth 1 – Your cardio machine is counting the calories you’re burning. Caloric burning depends on one’s age, fitness level, BMI and sex.  Different sexes at different fitness levels and BMI’s burn calories at different rates.  Some machines don’t even ask for weight or sex. Myth 2 – Heart rate