Best Core Workouts

Are you looking to activate your core? We have some amazing core workouts for you. As always, if you have any questions, let us know. Have a great workout!  Before we dive into the workouts, what exactly makes up your core?  Transverse abdominis: The deepest muscular layer that extends around your side body and spine. Rectus…

Does protein help you build muscles?

The short answer is yes. You’ve probably seen weight lifters carrying around protein shakes and devouring them before or after their workout. What’s the science behind ingesting protein to build muscle? Let’s take a look. Protein is used by your body to repair and maintain body tissues and can help maximize muscle protein synthesis. An easy…

Should you stretch before or after you workout?

This is an age-old debate and one that needs to be discussed a bit deeper. There are those that swear by stretching before and those that will defend to the death the idea that you only need to stretch after. So which one is it? In general, stretching is a great practice to incorporate into your daily…

Water VS. Sports Drinks

While watching any sporting event you’ve probably noticed the athletes sipping on brightly colored liquid that’s not water. In today’s blog we wanted to take a deep dive in the age-old question (well not really that old) of water vs. sports drinks. Which do you need? Can you get by on just water? Are sports…

Staying Properly Hydrated While Working Out

Working out is great but if you’re not properly hydrated you could cause yourself my harm then good. According to doctors, you should drink… Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising. Drink 8 ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you start exercising or during your…

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Why Is Recreational Swimming So Important

Recreational swimming is the fourth most popular sport in America with well over 91 million participants according to the CDC. Swimming in a lake, river, ocean, or recreational swimming pool is a great way to spend time. Recreational swimming can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, and give you something fulfilling to do in your…

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10 Benefits of Swim Lessons for Kids

Studies show that many U.S. kids can’t swim and are at risk of drowning. Being able to swim doesn’t only open up the possibilities for fun new vacation activities. Still, it also provides peace of mind if your child is ever in a situation that involves water. Swim lessons are a great way for kids…

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10 Perks of Recreational Swimming on the Mind and Body

For many people, the thought of swimming inspires flashbacks to salt-flavored beach days and tiny backyard pools. Why is it so difficult to imagine making swimming a part of your health and fitness routine as an adult? You don’t need to be Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky to get something out of a dip in the…

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Top 4 Fitness Routines to Try When Outside

Outdoor fitness has become increasingly popular and is here to stay. With all the benefits working out outdoors provide, it’s no wonder that’s the case! But if you’re trying to boost your outdoor fitness routine, what can you do to challenge yourself and get the best out of your workout? What are some exercises that…

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12 Great Reasons You Should Try Water Sports

Did you know that the Red Cross performed a survey finding out that about 80% of Americans say that they can swim? Unfortunately, only about 56% of swimmers know how to perform the basic skills to save their life in the water. No matter what age you are, learning to swim can save a life,…