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  • New Year’s Resolutions Checkup with Our San Jose Personal Trainers

    New Year’s Resolutions Checkup with Our San Jose Personal Trainers

    Sunday is August 1st already! How is that possible? Weren’t we just making our New Year’s resolutions?!?! Yes, time flies – faster and faster every year. So, our San Jose personal trainers want you to take a moment to review the goals that you set in January and how you’re doing on them. This might reveal that you’re doing great. Or point out some helpful modifications. Or, uhm, well … maybe you totally dropped the ball. Which is OK! Everybody does it! Yes, even our San Jose personal trainers. And you can still pick it up and run with it! So, remind yourself of your resolutions or goals. And measure where you are today to see your ....

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  • What's In Your Diet?

    What's In Your Diet?

    If we ask about your diet, you naturally think about food, right? But what if we include all kinds of things we consume every day? What does our “diet” look like for our emotions, our brains, or our social lives? Consider each of these categories, what you consume, how it affects you – and where you can make some positive changes. Physical.This means exercising and eating right. Simple exercise tip: Don’t neglect resistance training. And try this month to eat more whole foods and less processed. Emotional.Take time every day to focus on the simple act of breathing, even if it’s just for a few minutes. And limit time spent scrolling ....

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  • Los Gatos Personal Trainers Explain Why It's ALL In Your Hands

    Los Gatos Personal Trainers Explain Why It's ALL In Your Hands

    Our Los Gatos personal trainers want to know, do you ever wonder, “How did I get here? What got me to THIS situation?” Sure, you have. We all do. But don't worry, our Los Gatos personal trainers want you to know it’s natural to feel that way -- a little overwhelmed or bewildered about how things developed to where they are now. Life has a way of steamrolling us if we’re not watchful. People feel that way about their health, their fitness, their diet… their financial situation, relationships, career… But our Los Gatos personal trainers want to tell you something super-valuable that we’ve learned over the years. The choices we've ....

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  • Pumpkin Pie Pudding

    Pumpkin Pie Pudding

    Don’t you love it when your goals and taste buds collide in delicious harmony? Well we've, I’ve got a snack recipe for you that’s: Delicious Super easy to prepare A perfect post -workout snack! (Actually, it’s a good ANYTIME snack, but it has the right combo of protein and carbs to help you improve your post-workout recovery.) It’s Pumpkin Pie Pudding and it has just a few simple ingredients. TIP: It’s also an easy breakfast – just stir in a ¼ cup of rolled oats. Pumpkin Pie Pudding (serves 1) 6 oz nonfat Greek or traditional yogurt ⅓ cup 100% pumpkin puree Dash of cinnamon Dash of ....

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  • What To Do If You're "Too Busy"

    What To Do If You're "Too Busy"

    We have a very short – but important! – message for you today... For some of you, it may be hard to hear. Here it is: F eeling like you don’t have time to exercise is NOT an excuse to skip your workouts... Because workouts are THAT important for your health! Your workouts are literally the Fountain of Youth for your cells. (Even older “aging” cells.) Among all the other benefits of exercise, short & intense workouts actually can boost the mitochondria in your cells, which are tiny “powerhouses” that help your body make energy. These powerhouses start to slow down over time … but working out can help delay that ....

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  • Campbell Personal Trainers Explain Post-Workout Nutrition

    Campbell Personal Trainers Explain Post-Workout Nutrition

    On Friday, our Campbell personal trainers posted on our blog about one of our most asked questions – what (and when) to eat before you work out. Well today, our Campbell personal trainers have got another one… “What should I eat after my workout to get the best results?” Our Campbell personal trainers want you to know that what you eat after your workouts matters because your muscles can run low on glycogen (fuel) and need to be refueled. PLUS, some of the proteins in your muscles can get damaged or broken down ... And your food choices can help speed up both the refueling and repair processes. Eating the right combo of protein and carbs can help: ....

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  • 5 Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

    5 Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

    You are in for a good one today …. because we're going to answer one of our MOST ASKED QUESTIONS in this email. “What should I eat before my workout to get the best results?” You work hard - and fueling your body the RIGHT way will make sure you maximize all of that work to get the best possible results. We're going to break it down into 3 easy steps: 1. WHEN TO EAT:To get the ultimate results from your workouts, you need to be intentional about your nutrition. That means eating between 2 to 3 hours before your workout. But that being said … if you get up early in the morning to workout, you probably don’t have that long of a window. ....

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  • San Jose Personal Trainers Explain What Happens To Your Body During A Workout

    San Jose Personal Trainers Explain What Happens To Your Body During A Workout

    Nerd alert! Our San Jose personal trainers have got some weird (but super interesting) science for you in this email. As coaches, our San Jose personal trainers are always curious about the reasons why people stick with their routines, so whenever we get the chance, we ask them. Especially the ones who have been exercising and prioritizing their activity for decades. Almost every one of the active older people (70s, 80s, and beyond!) we talk to say they get in a workout most days of the week because it makes them feel better mentally. Have you ever worked out and then felt loose, relaxed, and generally awesome afterward? This isn’t like the euphoric ....

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  • Why Muscles Matter

    Why Muscles Matter

    We’ve got an ACTION-packed blog post for you today – and it has to do with making sure your body is ready for an action-packed life! And by action, we mean enjoying outdoor activities, having fun with family or friends, sports, adventures, and being able to EASILY go through your daily activities – with energy to spare! Having strong muscles makes each one of those things easier and can even improve your overall confidence. PLUS having a good base of muscle actually benefits your overall health. We can’t think of many activities that give you more value for your investment than your workouts! 7 Surprising Reasons Your Muscles Matter: 1. Muscle ....

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  • Los Gatos Personal Trainers Tell the Truth About Being “Body Positive”

    Los Gatos Personal Trainers Tell the Truth About Being “Body Positive”

    Today, our Los Gatos personal trainers want to talk about a “feel-good” topic that’s finally becoming a mainstream trend. It’s BODY POSITIVITY … which basically means loving your body right this very minute – without any ifs, ands, or buts. Because, frankly, your body is a miracle! It deserves your care and respect because it works so hard to support you each and every day. And our Los Gatos personal trainers want you to know that one of the BEST things you can do to show your body that love and support is to MOVE it – regularly and intentionally. That’s why this coming month our Los Gatos personal trainers will be taking a ....

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