The pre-workout window is an extremely important time of the day because this is where you can potentially either set yourself up for a high performance workout or your intensity could suffer by making bad decisions in relation to your nutrition. Which by the way many do. Below I have highlighted 3 things I would recommend avoiding before you hitting the weights 1. To many carbs pre workout! I do advice most of my clients who are trying to build lean muscle tissue to consume
10 STEPS TO HELP YOU WITH NEGATIVE SELF TALK ABOUT YOUR BODY Your heart beats every single day without you having to tell it too. This is worth thinking about and something to be very grateful for. Write down 10 good things you like about yourself and body. Even though you don’t want to. You may say “There is no way there are 10 things that I like about my body” All we ask is to really try! Being beautiful is NOT an outside job. Being beautiful is an inside job. It is a state
We feel this one is perfect timing being that it is the start of the new year. Lets not let our excuses stop us! Lets kick them right out of the front door! Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain awesome bodies while you may struggle with your weight? They make it seem so easy to get and maintain results. What do they know that you don’t know? When you boil it down, the answer is actually quite simple. We find at Apex that the missing link between you and
It is often a challenge to find a topic for our next blog, the more we actively think about it the more elusive the topic becomes. Working out always clears our minds; it allows the unencumbered flow of thoughts and ideas, that is when inspiration comes. The other day while working out at the gym, I was watching people come in to the gym from their day at work, suddenly it hit me.....if most people committed to the health of their own bodies like they do their actual job th
Happy December 1st Everyone! We are going to keep this short and sweet. As coaches we personally hate this time of year. Why, you may ask? Hate might be a strong word but it at least caught your attention. We would say that we feel frustrated this time of year.Clients check out between now and the start of the new year. So why is it that clients stop? Tell us why do you stop exercising and come off your healthy eating regime? Your answer could be………… “There are just so many C
Mmm who loves pumpkin 🎃? I know we sure do and use it in many different ways. Did you know that pumpkin has numerous different nutritional benefits? ▪️Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.
▪️Pumpkins contains a wealth of antioxidants. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene have been shown to support eye health and prevent degenerative damage.
▪️Pumpkins are a fantastic source of fiber. Fiber
Now that the kids are back at school you might be thinking…. “how do I get back on track with my fitness and nutrition goals?” Summer, although it's a fun season with the warm weather, BBQs, patios, celebrations, camping, etc… It can also leave you with partying gift of a few (or more) extra pounds than you came into summer with. We understand that for parents it can be challenging to get those healthy meals and workouts in. Even more so when the kids are on school break. So
You've seen - we are sure you have read plenty yourself - the articles which highlight the "best" foods for optimizing fat loss. Wouldn't that be awesome if all you had to do was eat certain foods and the weight just fell off? Sign me up, right? However, this delivers a poor message to people of quick fixes and false promises. Because ultimately there is NO single food which will help you reduce your body fat. Sure, there are foods, like single whole ingredient foods, that d
When you are striving to make great changes to your body we know it can be confusing because you are being bombarded with conflicting health & fitness information at every turn you look. From fad diets to the latest and greatest workout gizmos, celebrity magazines claiming to drop 3 dress sizes in 2 weeks. What should you do at this point and who should you believe and trust? We never claimed the system that we prescribe is the only way to get results. In fact we use many a
A very common reason why people fail trying to lose weight or build muscle is due to their unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way. Let's just settle record here and say that there are NO shortcuts to obtaining physical conditioning and health. Permanent physique transformation and optimal health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition, with addition to other variables. In our microwave society, we expe
Do you ever feel like some days you are 100% committed to your goals. The fire is burning so red hot under your butt that nothing is going to stop you! You say to yourself "I am going to crush it today!!!" And then an hour passes or the next day, it's like that fire just got rained on and your motivation disappeared like you never even had it? You find yourself sitting on the couch, contemplating whether or not to get up and before you know it you have talked yourself out of
5 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight 1. Stress We live in a face paced world where we demand more from ourselves with trying to make it all fit with less time. This high level of sustained stress sends a signal to our body telling it to release the response hormone, cortisol (flight or fight response). Cortisol has shown to promote fat storage, especially in the stomach area. Cortisol is a hormone that plays a key role in hormone regulation and the body's ability to cope with s
Do you ever feel like you are trying to tackle the same goal over and over again? Unable to achieve it. Feeling perhaps a little discouraged? Believe it or not this is a VERY common feeling for most. It's not always that people don't have good intentions or lack effort but sometimes it's that we take on too much at once. We aren't realistic about where we are NOW and how much we have to give. Feeling like we need to have that” all or nothing” or perfectionism mentality. When
Water, H2O, Agua, whatever you would like to call it….It is ESSENTIAL to life! If you went a few days without water…..death would be knocking at your door very quickly from dehydration. That is why we cannot stress enough about the importance of proper and adequate hydration. Did You know??
Your body is made up of 60% of water? Bones contain 22% water, adipose tissue contains about 25% water, muscles cells contain 75% water, and blood contains nearly 83% water. That’s a whol
Today, we want to talk to you about the power of tracking. Getting into the habit of tracking will get you from where you are to where you want to be. You just need to be consistent with it. Here’s a 30 day exercise to show you how tracking is a very powerful tool. First, you will need a small notebook or a smartphone notes app. And let's say your goal is to transform your physique, as an example. Use your notebook or app and write down whatever goes into your mouth. Everythi
Have you ever sat in a nice hot bath, full of bubbles and over time, the water becomes warm and the before you know it all the bubbles are gone and the water is cold? And it no longer is enjoyable? That’s exactly what happens with motivation. Losing motivation is common and it does happen. So what do you need to do when this happens or what can you do to be proactive? Well, first thing is….DON’T SETTLE or make any excuses! Take ACTION! Don’t just get motivated, get INSPIRED!
Healthy Holiday Alternative Food Swaps Turkey, stuffing, gravy, pecan pie, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, warm buns with melted butter ……. Ok I need to stop! Starting to salivate over here. Well, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is amongst us. Ahh, isn’t such a wonderful time of year? The time we spend with friends and family. The time when the diet starts to slide, the gym is completely abandoned, our waist starts to grow, adding another notch in o