Yoga for Mental Health

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Om . . . You’ve heard the chant. At least on TV, if not in real life. It probably conjures up pictures of a gifted acrobat contorting herself into a pretzel-like position, then somehow looking serene in a moment of meditation.

Reduce Muscle Soreness

(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Oh, my aching muscles!” If you’ve ever participated in an intense workout, chances are those words have passed your lips. In fact, it often seems as if quality workouts and sore muscles are synonymous. But, are sore muscles really necessary?

Teen Girls – The Newest Fitness Demographic

(CARLSBAD, CA) – MP3 players, MySpace, Facebook, video games, Instant Messages, and text messages. There are so many reasons for teens to stay sedentary in this age of technology.

Water Workouts

(CARLSBAD, CA) – The dog days of summer are here! The sun is beaming and the heat rays are scorching. But that doesn’t have to put a damper on your workout. Make a splash this summer with workouts in the water.

To Exercise or Not to Exercise

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’re sniffling, sneezing, and taking Nyquil to sleep at night. Your ankle is aching from a misstep in kickboxing class last week. Your fatigue is unbearable, as your fibromyalgia has kicked into high gear. Should you exercise? Or should you take a breather? That is the question.

Top Ten Vacation Workouts

(CARLSBAD, CA) – The sun, the sand, the surf, and the travel agents are ready. It’s summer, and it’s time for your annual vacation. Too bad that usually means a two-week hiatus from physical activity and fitness.

Summer Fitness for Kids

(CARLSBAD, CA) – The school bell has rung for the final time this year. The kids are home. You have a few ideas to keep the kids fit, but it’s hard to compete with cartoons, MySpace, and Nintendo. Obesity rates among children are reaching epidemic proportions, due in large part to a sedentary generation of kids. So, how can you keep your kids moving this summer?

Olympic-Style Fitness

(CARLSBAD, CA) – The Summer Olympics are here. It’s time for team spirit, individual determination, amazing feats of athleticism, and for most of us, hours logged in front of the television. Since traveling to Beijing probably isn’t on the agenda, we get into the Olympic spirit by cheering on the athletes from our living room sofas. And who knows? Maybe watching the best athletes in the world compete in every sport imaginable will inspire us to improve our own levels of physical fitness.

Play That Funky Music

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Working out can sometimes get a little monotonous. It’s hard enough to get the motivation to don your workout gear and head-off to the gym or your favorite jogging track. Add to that the constant repetition of the same steps, the same machines, the same scenery, and you may find your motivation for your daily calorie burn starting to wane.

Exercise Boosts Brain Power

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve heard of heart-healthy exercise, but what about exercise for the brain? What if a particular type of exercise could actually boost your brain power? Would that make you more likely to jump on the treadmill or pick-up a pair of dumbbells?

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