Spring is around the corner but for now it’s still cold and dark out. Are you finding it hard to get to the gym as well? Maybe even a lack of motivation to cook a decent meal…rather than ordering from Skip the Dishes. With winter being so long we can't afford to forgo all of the healthy habits we have in place during the rest of the year. So how can we get our motivation-mojo back?
Certified fitness instructor and professional writer Amanda Vogel tests and reviews the newest health/fitness products so you know what’s worth your attention, from time-saving fitness tech to stylish workout wear.
We know that being overweight can lead to a host of negative health effects, such as an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Subsequently, losing weight can reduce these risks, while often also improving confidence and boosting self-esteem.
Pilates is a type of exercise that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. It aims to build strength, improve endurance and increase flexibility through controlled flexibility, strength and endurance movements. Pilates focuses on proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Core strength comes from your core, which is made up of the muscles in your lower back, abdomen and hips.
We think the FitBox is the ultimate gift (yess we’re a bit biased!) for a coworker, friend or a treat for yourself (did we mention the Winter FitBox is available to order now!) But now that it's just 12 days until the Christmas, we wanted to share what’s on our wishlist this year! We’re constantly scouring for new and cool products and we’ve included apparel, beauty and everything in between that will make any lady in your life happy! Plus you never know; you might see some of these in a future FitBox in 2017 ;)
The FitBox team loves to discover and bring you new products and companies from all across Canada but we wanted to also share a list of some badass ladies that continue to motivate us. This is a list of some of our favorite’s to follow on Instagram and who we consider to be some of the best Canadian and local fitness leaders and motivators. If you’re not already following them, trust me you want to, go do it now!
Endurance training is important because it gives you the ability to perform higher intensity work and recover quickly from the associated fatigue.