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Author archive: Brian Maher
Jul
05
2018

10 Benefits Only A Personal Trainer Can Provide

Gyms are crowded, impersonal, and if we’re being honest, not the most welcoming places for many people looking to lose weight or get in shape. As someone who cares deeply about fitness, you deserve a personal training studio that provides you with a one on one experience and personalized plan based...

Mar
30
2018

How to Effectively Build Muscle in Women

Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve...

Mar
26
2018

The Benefits of Muscle For Women

If you’re a woman who exercises, the fear of “bulking up” may have crossed your mind once or twice. Many women find themselves afraid to put on muscle so they shy away from lifting heavy weights or avoid strength training altogether. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, muscle can help you get...

Mar
22
2018

The Most Common (And Annoying) Running Injuries

If you love running, you know it can be a great way to burn calories, release feel-good endorphins, and get rid of some stress. There are few modes of exercise that truly allow you to zone out and let your mind wander like running does. Unfortunately, running can also come with nagging injuries that...

Dec
28
2017

5 Tips For Making A New Year’s Resolution You Can Actually Keep

For many, the New Year means a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. It also means a new resolve to finally (finally!) lose some weight. The sober truth is that while many will vow to take better care of their bodies, the vast majority will fail miserably within the first 60 days. Now for the...

Dec
04
2017

No More Gimmicks: 10 Steps to Losing Belly Fat for Good

There aren’t many people who don’t want a slimmer waistline or six pack abs. Problem is, that kind of midsection is really hard to achieve. Hard—but not impossible. The good news is, you don’t need to do thousands of sit-ups, take tons of supplements, starve yourself, or undergo drastic surgery to t...

Nov
22
2017

5 Quick Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is almost here! For food lovers, this is hands-down the greatest holiday of them all. But for those who struggle with their weight, it can be the most dreaded day of the year. Between the constant snacking during the football game, giant dinner with endless sides, and wide array of dess...

Nov
20
2017

Why Should I Work Out If I’m Not Overweight?

I’m sure you’re well aware by now that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight. But have you ever thought about the flip side of that statistic? It implies that around 30 percent of U.S. adults are able to maintain a healthy weight despite the abundance of calorie-dense foods and an increasi...

Nov
13
2017

Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over the Number on the Scale

  Everybody has a morning ritual. Some wake up and have their coffee as they listen to the birds sing. Others turn on the news as they iron their clothes. But those who struggle with their weight tend to have the same old routine: You wake up, go to the bathroom, get on the scale. Does this sou...

Nov
13
2017

Your New Favorite Weight Loss Trick: Eat More, Not Less

If you’re reading this post, I’m going to guess it means you’re trying—trying your best to lose weight and get into the best shape possible. Problem is, it’s just not working out for you, right? For some, not being able to lose weight means they’re not working out enough or they’re eating way too mu...

Nov
08
2017

The Dangers of High Intensity Workouts

Intense exercise programs like P90X, CrossFit and Insanity are some of the hottest workouts in fitness right now. Many are drawn to the challenging, mega-calorie-burning sweat sessions that leave their muscles sore and deliver fast results, and the supportive community keeps them coming back for mor...

Nov
04
2017

6 Rules For Fueling Your Workouts the Right Way

Getting your fitness routine down to a science is huge—but that’s only half the equation. The right snacks and meals before and after a workout can make or break your efforts. The pre- and post-workout meals are the most important ones of the day, and according to the American Heart Association, foo...

Nov
01
2017

6 Ways To Avoid Constant Hunger After Tough Workouts

If you’ve been exercising consistently or recently increased the duration or intensity of your workouts, you may have noticed your appetite has a mind of its own. Hunger may strike at inopportune times or you may even feel ravenous all day long. The solution is to make meals and snacks good nutritio...

Oct
25
2017

When to Take a Rest Day from Exercise and Training

Whether you’re just starting a training program or have been a fitness fanatic for years, you’ve probably experienced an “exercise high,” the feeling of exhilaration a lot of people experience during or after exercise. It’s brought on by the release of hormones called endorphins that serve as natura...

Oct
20
2017

How Sleep (And Lack Thereof) Affects Your Workouts

Everyone wants to get more done in a day, and with our hectic lives, sleep is usually the first activity to be sacrificed. The Better Sleep Council estimates that 70 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep—a scary fact considering that too little sleep has been linked to everything from mem...

Sep
20
2017

5 Smart Exercise Variations For Injury-Prone Bodies

Like it or not, injuries are a part of life. Sometimes they happen during an intense workout; sometimes they happen when you bend over to pick up a child’s toy.  Regardless of how they happen, the important thing is to understand how to manage the injury, whether it’s an acute injury or a chronic in...

Sep
18
2017

Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Personal Trainer

Don’t get me wrong, I believe a personal trainer can be a tremendous asset in whatever fitness goal you may have. Trainers can serve as a motivator, an educator and a source of accountability. They can be the difference between failure and success, and can help their clients learn lifestyle changes...

Sep
15
2017

Say Goodbye To These 5 Bad Excuses For Skipping Your Workout

Humans are a funny bunch. We are the first ones to assign an internal reason to our successes: “I worked really hard and that’s why I got an A on that test.” But when we fail, we tend to look outward: “I got an F on that test because the teacher told us to study the wrong section of the book and the...

Sep
13
2017

5 Ways To Be Less Intimidated At The Gym

You’re at the gym on the chest press machine and the bodybuilder across the room is staring at you as he grunts his way through his set of bicep curls. And he’s not the only one staring—everyone else seems to be wondering what on earth you’re doing. Are you doing this exercise all wrong? What are yo...

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