Motivating Gym Playlist

Exercise is as much mental as it is physical. To push to the next level, you need strength, stamina, will-power, and a killer playlist. Anyone who has ever done cardio will tell you that a steady beat with a climactic chorus is great for interval workouts and maintaining a good pace throughout the routine. So what are you waiting for? Beat your best with this amazing 2017 gym playlist. Click here to listen. Happy workout!

 

Gym Playlist

Park Workout Routine

Looking for a change of scenery? The gym is a great place to get all of your routine done, but when the weather’s nice and the ‘eau-de-B.O.’ in a tight space isn’t cutting it for you, try out the park or the playground for a change. All you need is an open space, a bench, monkey bars and/or a swing for a full-body workout. And hey, you might even get a couple of kiddies to join in the workout as well. Click here for a park workout routine.

 

Park Workout Routine

5 Most Effective Calf Stretches

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. This muscle group is also the most likely to get tense and tender after finishing a rigorous cardio routine. If you want to show your calves a bit of love, try out these 5 effective calf stretches. Set aside five minutes as a cool-down stretch session after running on the treadmill, and trust us, you’ll be thankful you did. Click here to see all of the poses you can try. Happy workout!

 

Calf Stretches

Exercise is NOT the Best Way to Lose Weight

Everything you know about exercise is a lie… Well not everything, but certainly in regards to weight loss. In North America, we are taught that we can offset the extra calories we consume from our food with an extra long session at the gym. It turns out, that this is not entirely true. Exercise is not the best way to lose weight and it may even contribute to weight gain if someone isn’t careful. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

 

Exercises to Strengthen Your Knees

Our knees take a lot of abuse in our day to day. Anything from a morning jog, to crouching in a kitchen pantry can aggravate pre-existing pain.  If you’re dealing with sensitive knees, you are one of the 26% of American adults who suffer from knee discomfort. Luckily, however, there are steps you can take every day to prevent achy knees and soothe them when they’re acting up. For 6 exercises to strengthen your knees, click here.

Strengthen Your Knees

100 Best Workout Songs

Many people think that exercise encompasses only physical training, but oftentimes, it also requires a great deal of psychological strength as well. The motivational ‘uphill’ battle or the boredom of running on a treadmill is often the reason why so many people skip out from doing their daily routine. But any challenge is all about mind over matter. To help combat a lack of motivation and boredom from your training session, we’ve found 100 songs to get you pumped up and set to finish your routine on a high note. Click here for the 100 best workout songs that will keep you movin’ and groovin’. Happy workout!

100 Best Workout Songs

The Origin of the Olympics

With only a few days left before the end of the Olympics, we asked ourselves, why is it that athletes from countries all around the world come together to compete? We know the Olympics began in ancient Greece, but what else is there to discover? Watch the video below to find out.

 

Can You Name All the Countries in Africa?

Africa is a large continent. Are you up to the task? Try naming all 54 countries in the African continent. But be quick! You only have 10 minutes to figure it out. To play, click here.

 

Can You Name All the Countries in Africa

How to Build Ankle Strength

Ankles are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies. We give little thought in stretching them and building strength, but they are essential in maintaining our balance and keeping us active everyday. If you want to lessen the risk of injury and boost your athletic performance, then click here to check out these awesome tips on how to work out your ankles.

Ankle Strength

Why Do You Forget Their Name?

Do you have a hard time remembering someone’s name? Watch the video below!