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Getting your workouts in on Vacation

I am no stranger to thinking of my vacations as a time to relax on all spectrums of what a vacation should be. Aside from looking forward to just getting away, I look forward to the delicious food paired with amazing wine, and simply dialing down the daily “go mode,” no matter my vacation destination, close by or abroad.


High Reps vs. Low Reps: Which is Better?

Jonell Langley on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 17:02 PM


As a trainer, I am often asked by our gym members, which is better?  I want to tone up my body, and get stronger, so should I do more repetitions with less weight? Or should I do fewer repetitions with more weight?

You will often see women at the gym with lighter weights, completing more reps, for 1-2 sets, however, you will see men lifting much heavier weight for fewer reps, and usually 3 sets of each exercise.  For example, some women will curl 6-8-10 lb dumbbells for 25 reps in an effort to tone their arms, while some guys will bench a ton of weight for only a few reps in an effort to put on muscle and increase strength.

What differentiates these two concepts is that high reps help you lose fat and make a muscle more “toned,” whereas low reps can help you build muscle and increase strength.  BUT…is it really this simple; High reps for fat loss, and low reps for strength and muscle building?  Not so much!

12 Top Holiday Tips To Maintain Your Health and Fitness

Jonell Langley on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 05:12 AM


As we enter the holiday season, many of us stress out about gaining excess weight and losing the health and fitness we've accomplished. With all of the delicious meals and family gatherings filled with baked goods, how could one not be tempted? There are many ways to beat the battle of the bulge and even improve our health and fitness level before the New Year rolls around. Below I will list my top 12 tips for staying in shape throughout the Holidays and avoiding the typical holiday weight gain.



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