How to vary your squats with only a couple of dumbbells.
Simple Basic Squat (with dumbbells)
First make sure you are in correct squat from with your dumbbells in your hands by your sides. While holding them at your sides, do a regular squat. You will find that with the weight it is more difficult than by [...]
Here’s a fast, effective Burn the Fat Workout for you to try.
Before you begin working out, warm up by jogging, skipping, hopping, doing bear-crawls, etc. You do not need to use any equipment for this.
Burpees – Calorie- Burning Powerhouse Movements
Your first exercise is going to be a set of burpees. There are two ways you [...]
Want to get lean, ripped, strong and fit?
This one’s “Insane”!
Gofitnow’s pumped-up version of the “Spartacus Workout” featured in Men’s Health.
This is a tough workout and one that will bump up your cardiovascular fitness, strip fat and increase strength all in one hit.
Be warned, it’s very intense and not for beginners. You should always see your [...]
As personal trainers, we often get asked, “What are the best places to workout/buy supplements/get equipment?” It makes sense, of course, because we live, eat and breathe exercise and fitness pretty much 24/7.
Here is a beginning list – it only includes the La Crescenta, La Canada and Valley areas of Los Angeles because this is [...]
There are many terms used quite casually when speaking of fitness and exercise. One very popular one is “aerobics”. There have been aerobics classes in existence now for decades but ask nearly anyone in a gym what it really means and you’ll probably get something like, “Well, it’s when the body uses air to create [...]
What is the biggest barrier to getting fit and how can you overcome it?
Probably the best way to overcome any barrier is to, firstly, know what it is. If you know what you’re dealing with you can plan ahead on how you will deal with it when it comes your way.
Getting into shape can [...]
Here’s a core workout – no equipment needed.
Before starting your workout, you should warm up for at least 10 minutes.
There are two ways to do the exercises that are coming up: you can time them and hold or you can do repetitions.
First we’ll do a series of planks.
The easiest plank to start off with is [...]
In previous articles we’ve talked a lot about the fat-burning qualities of muscle and why strength training is a must for anyone interested in burning fat and reducing their waistline. In this article we’re going to explore the amazing, under-acknowledged and bountiful vitamin D. Why? Well, because recent research has pinpointed vitamin D as a [...]
Losing weight implies a subtraction of some kind – you want to subtract body weight (preferably body fat) – and there are several different ways to go about it; one is through diet which means subtracting calories from your food intake. That’s what low-calorie diets do, you eat fewer calories (calories measure the energy value [...]
Did you know… “Too much sitting is hazardous to your health?” There is a relatively new science called “inactive physiology” where the effects of sedentary behavior are investigated and analyzed to find out what, if anything, happens to our bodies when we sit too much. It turns out quite a lot happens (and, if you [...]
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