You’ve Reached Your Fitness Goals, Now What?

By: Kayla Marie (Check out her blog)

Embarking on a fitness or weight loss journey can be very trying at times, and when you finally reach your goals, it feels like you’ve just finished the school year, meaning that you can finally relax and do nothing right? Wrong! You can’t just sit around now that you’ve achieved your goals because the state that you now have your body in isn’t permanent. Our bodies are dynamic and in constant flux, and you have to act accordingly. So what are you supposed to do to make sure that your body stays in the state you want it to? 

1. Maintain the mindset you’ve had throughout your entire journey

Chances are, you’re really feelin’ yourself now that you’ve reached your goals, and you’re going to want to celebrate and flaunt what you’ve got. By all means flaunt and celebrate, you deserve to! But don’t lose sight of everything you’ve done to get where you’re at. You’ll still need to maintain a healthy exercise regime as well as a healthy diet.

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Top 5 Yoga Apps for iPhone

By: Bethany Barich (Follow on Instagram & Twitter)

Yoga is one of the most relaxing and beneficial forms of exercising today, but sadly, going to a yoga studio regularly can begin to wear on the bank account. Luckily, there’s an app for that! Multiple ones to be exact, but the question is, are they worth it? Sometimes you’ll find an app that’s more than $.99 and it ends up being the worst thing ever.

Let’s take a look at some of the best yoga apps out there right now that won’t break your bank and are worth the purchase! If you prefer to do yoga by watching YouTube videos - check out the top 5 yoga channels on YouTube.

Here are the Top 5 Yoga Apps for iPhone:

1. Simply Yoga

The first app, Simply Yoga, offers both a free version of the app and a full version with more options. The perk to going with the free version is that it’s a nice detailed way of getting into yoga. The free version offers three different workouts for beginners all based on time – 20, 40 and 60 minutes. The instructor is detailed on how to get from pose to pose. The differences between the free version and the full version, is that the full version allows you to access an entire new level of workouts all in the same minute span as the other. Along with that, you can also do custom routines and are given more poses to work with.

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Find The Perfect Fitness Band: Garmin Vivofit 2 vs. Nike FuelBand vs. FitBit Flex vs. Jawbone UP24

By: Robyn Sukatski  

Fitness Bands: Worth It?

Have you been thinking about getting a fitness band but don’t know which to buy? Fitness bands not only track your exercise and sleep patterns, but help you get in shape and stay in shape. There are multiple bands on the market and some do more than others, while some cost more than others. It’s up to you to decide which is going to work best for you and fit your lifestyle.

Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the top rated bands:

Garmin Vivofit 2        

The Garmin is not as well advertised but may be one of the best bands out there. This fitness band syncs with Bluetooth and is both Android and iOS compatible. It connects with heart rate monitors, is waterproof up to 50 meters and has a battery life that lasts 1 year blowing the competition out of the water. Not only does it track your progress daily, weekly and monthly, it adjusts your goals based on whether you reach them or not. Visually it also reigns as you can purchase interchangeable bands from patterns to solids to metallic finishes. The Garmin retails at $129.99

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Gym Day: Legs and Shoulders

By: Cassandra Cardona

Hello all, it’s me Cassandra again, and I am I back with a regular gym day routine for you. I want to point out a few things that are very important.

Whenever working out always remember this and never forget it, “form over function”. You NEVER want to sacrifice your form over performing the exercise. You can injure yourself very fast that way. So, when training, grab a weight that you can maintain the perfect form with. Of course, you don’t want to grab a 3lb dumbbell and do your biceps if you know you can curl 10lbs. The movement obviously should create some discomfort, and burn. But it shouldn’t cause you to start leaning the wrong way or hyper-extending your body in any way. Form is the most important component of an affective training day.

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How Green Juice Can Help With Healthy Weight Loss

By: Megan Harvey

Behold the power of juice! No I’m not talking about the orange drink found in a plastic jug on your supermarket shelf; I’m talking about using a countertop appliance to extract the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables. For some of you die hard ‘jug juicers’ this concept may be completely foreign, so let me start at the beginning.

What is juicing?

Juicing has always been around but in more recent years we have moved from manual juicing (think those little lemon juicers and manual presses) to incredible motorized juicing machines. If you have ever owned a TV I’m sure you’ve seen the infomercial for Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer and maybe you seriously considered buying one. Don’t forget that Jack lived to an amazing 98 years old, and swore by juicing and a healthy diet that did not contain any processed food. He lived by "if man made it, don't eat it" seems pretty simple doesn’t it?

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