Hydrate Right: Proactively and Consistently

By Laura Petrolino If you life in the northern hemisphere....summer is here! (YAY) But that also means, so is the chance of heat related injuries and illnesses, such as dehydration and heat stroke. (BOO) In general, young (or young-ish), healthy underestimate their risk of heat-related injuries, as well as the effects of them. Even mild … Continue reading Hydrate Right: Proactively and Consistently

Dealing with Stress

By Jaime Rice Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. synonyms: strain, pressure, (nervous) tension, worry, anxiety, trouble, difficulty; informal hassle Everyone deals with stress, on some level, almost every single day. Whether it is work-related stress, personal life stress, or a … Continue reading Dealing with Stress

Prepare to Succeed With Diet Staples

Laura Petrolino Life. It happens. And sometimes things just don't go as planned. This can be very frustrating when you are focused on maxing out your fitness goals. Because let's face it, success in anything you do requires a certain amount of consistency. That's why preparation is your best friend. Especially when it comes to a … Continue reading Prepare to Succeed With Diet Staples

Stop Playing the Victim and Start Taking Charge of Your Fitness

By Lisa Rhea Standing in line to buy a kiddie pool at Walmart last week, I overheard the cashier talking to the woman in front of me. The woman was buying a coke and a box of donuts (in the garden section - quite strange, but that’s beside the point). The cashier was going on … Continue reading Stop Playing the Victim and Start Taking Charge of Your Fitness

Prep 2016: Here I Come!

By Laura Petrolino After seven months of lifting lots of heavy things and eating all the food (ALL THE FOOD), I officially start prep this week for my next figure competition. The "prep" phase of the bodybuilding cycle often gets the most focus (probably because that's when you look shreddy and want to take videos of … Continue reading Prep 2016: Here I Come!

Forget Cover Models, Big or Small

By Lisa Rhea The recent cover of Sports Illustrated has sparked a lot of conversation and chatter. Honestly, I don’t see what the fuss is all about. It’s just another pretty girl photoshopped and positioned to an unrealistic standard. Forget the big is beautiful arguments. Of course it is, to the right person. There are plenty … Continue reading Forget Cover Models, Big or Small

5 Reasons You Aren’t Reaching Your Fitness Goals

By Laura Petrolino We are officially three months into the new year, where are you on your fitness goals? Are you on track? Have you fallen behind? Have you given up on them already? Today I challenge you to evaluate where you are against the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Aren’t Reaching Your Fitness Goals