The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

As the mileage increases each week during my 25k training plan, the rest day at the end of the week becomes more and more exciting. When training began, I had to rearrange a lot of runs due to a big snow storm and found myself completing much less intense cross training workouts. My legs didn’t … Read More

10 Healthy Habits to Help You Stay Fit Year Round

10 Healthy Habits to Help You Stay Fit Year Round

Whenever I comeback to running after taking some time off, it becomes painfully obvious to me whether or not I stayed fit during the off season. More often than not, running less mileage also means shorter workouts and less hours spent sweating each week. By the time a new training plan is about to begin, … Read More

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

The 10 Best Running Tips for Every Kind of Runner

As spring racing season looms on the horizon, I am finding myself feeling optimistic. The feeling that comes just before a new training plan begins is always one of my favorites. Prior to each training plan, I feel fresh, excited, and ambitious. As each new running season begins, my hope is to accomplish new goals, … Read More

Getting Out of that Fitness Funk

Getting Out of that Fitness Funk

Winter is undoubtedly the toughest time of year to maintain fitness. Whether or not you live in a cold environment, the increasing darkness is tough. Motivation is significantly harder to come by when it’s dark on your way to work in the mornings, and then dark again when you return. The lengthy darkness certainly does … Read More

How to Stay Fit Without it Taking Over Your Life

How to Stay Fit Without it Taking Over Your Life

We’ve all been there before, right? Those times when you have great intentions of getting in shape. You start the week with a positive mindset, and decide to make fitness a priority. You are going to get in shape, and stay fit for the rest of your life. Once the week gets going though, you … Read More

Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

Snow Day Workout: Burn Calories with No Equipment

This winter has brought us nearly all types of weather here in West Michigan. From sub zero temperatures, to snow, rain, ice, and even humidity – we’ve had it all. As we progress into the depths of winter, our snow day likelihood increases. Whether or not your work/school officially has a snow day, some days … Read More