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Create a workout routine for bariatric patients

How to Create a Workout Routine for Beginners

The gym can be an intimidating place, especially for those patients who haven’t worked out since high school gym class. And the idea of jumping into a workout routine is a scary thought. “What if I fail? What if I make a fool of myself? I am ashamed of how out of shape I really […]
Yoga for bariatric patients

Finding Your Inner Zen with Yoga

I think it is safe to say that we all desire to find our inner peace and zen. And you may be able to achieve just that by practicing yoga—a mind and body practice that dates back to 5,000 years ago. Yoga is a form of exercise that combines breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, strength, flexibility, […]
Pilates for Exercise if overweight

The Pilates Technique to Building Muscle

Unlike high intensity interval training, pilates is a form of exercise that reduces impact on the joints through slow and controlled movements. Pilates is great for strengthening your muscles, improving flexibility, and bettering your posture. In most cases, pilates is a full body workout that helps you move better in your everyday life while preventing […]
fitness motivation after bariatric surgery

Finding the Best Time to Workout

We have all heard fitness professionals talk about the “best time to workout” yet do they really know when we should be hitting the gym? Finding that perfect time to workout is more of a personal preference than it is a science-backed and proven phenomenon.
workout motivation

10 Tips for Finding the Motivation to Workout

Let’s be honest—the most daunting part of working out is the thought of working out. For most people, finding time to hit the gym means waking up at the crack of dawn to go before work or finding the energy to get a good sweat in after work. So, it is no surprise that the […]
walking for weight loss

The Importance of Warming Up

Quick! You only have 30 minutes to get a good sweat session in before heading to work. What do you do: A) Jump right into your workout or B) take 5 minutes to loosen your joints and get your heart rate up?
cardio exercises for bariatric patients

Introduction to Cardio Exercises

There are three main types of exercises: strength training, cardio, and stretching. Each of these is unique in their own way and are essential for maximizing your fitness level and preventing injury. You have probably heard that cardio is a great way to lose weight and get lean. Today I am going to dive into […]
limited mobility exercises

Exercising with Limited Mobility

As a certified personal trainer, you can imagine how important I believe exercise is for your health. Many patients complain that their weight has prohibited them from being as active as they should. They, therefore, do not get to experience all the benefits of regular exercise such as increased energy, decreased stress, and improved moods. […]