Why Setting Exercise Goals is Detrimental to Your Fitness

Encouraging people to meet specific fitness goals when they are new to exercising can be ineffective. In fact, it may even make it harder to become active, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Read more

How To Be More Disciplined With Your Health Goals


By Ben Lucas

Part of the battle when getting started again is holding yourself accountable and being disciplined about sticking to the plan.

Read more

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.


By Richard Lorenzen

The difference between successful people and everyone else is the way they utilize time. With only so many hours in a day, you need to maximize those hours. The best of the best are up early and getting to work before their peers have rolled out of bed. So, what are the top five habits of successful people before 8 am? Read more

The Power of Repetition

By Gerard Burley

Repetition at the gym doesn’t just refer to reps or how many times you do a certain exercise. There’s a certain power in doing the same thing repeatedly.

Today’s exercise culture is based in doing different exercises a lot and the crazier and most diverse the workout, the more it sells. Especially in today’s noncommittal culture of studio and workout hopping, I constantly talk to people who tell me of weekly workout plans that consist of seven different kinds of workouts. While I love that they are moving and dedicated to their fitness, when you do seven different workouts in seven different days you’re really getting better at nothing. Read more

Three Things That Help Successful People Reach Fitness Goals

By Frank Shelton

Successful people don’t achieve their goals by chance. Nor do they possess superior skills. And they don’t make it to the top because of someone they know. Real success is earned.

That is especially true in the world of fitness. Whether you have or you haven’t reached your fitness goals, the reason is you. If you’re among those who haven’t had success at getting in better shape, losing weight or improving your health in other ways, it isn’t too late. There are things you can do to turn the tide and make your goals attainable.

Here are three things that separate successful people from those who fall short in meeting their fitness goals (or, really, any goals in life). Read more

A Marathon Runner’s Advice on How to Set Goals

By Nev Schulman

I’ve always been a very competitive person. When I set the goal to run the marathon, I set the goal to run it in three hours. So, to some extent, I was disappointed when I realized I wasn’t going to finish in time. I know that if I had been willing to commit more during training, I could have achieved my goal, but I also didn’t want to kill myself to do it. So I let the first marathon be about balance: I can run a 3:30 marathon comfortably. I learned to set realistic goals.

Read more

Next Page »