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

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

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 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