Squats - The Ultimate Booty Boost!

What the heck are squats? Many of you out there are probably familiar with this term but for those of you who aren't I want to clarify it for you. I'm sure everyone knows the term 'squat' as in "squat down' but it translates a little differently when it comes to exercise and the main differences are in the form and technique of the squat and WHY squats are a great exercise that you can incorporate in your daily routine without even having to go to the gym. Wikipedia defines the squat like this: "In strength training and fitness, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the

The Power of Planks | Dana Barbour

When it comes to fitness I truly believe that it all starts with core strength. Core strength determines your posture and your ability to accomplish just the basic activities of daily living. To put it bluntly without a strong core you are putting yourself at risk for injury. Many back injuries can be prevented by building core strength. There are many ways to achieve core strength depending on your fitness goals. One of the best ways is to master the plank. You don't need a gym or any equipment. Planks rely on your own body weight to increase your body's stability. Planks not only strengthen your abs but they help to strengthen and tone your back, shoulders, thighs and butt. It's a one

You Are What You Eat!

​​We've all heard that saying before haven't we? "You are what you eat." Well the unfortunate (or fortunate) news is that it's true. We ARE what we eat. Remember when you were young and "could eat anything you wanted" without having your body morph into that Hostess Twinkie or Dunkin' Doughnut? Well think again. Whether it takes a year or two or twenty it WILL catch up with you. The damage from eating all of that bad food has been done and there will absolutely be some negative affects as a result. Setting yourself up and your children with good eating habits can be at once both difficult and easy. I was born in the heyday of the TV dinner. Fast foods and what we now label processed foods

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