About halfway into a 28-day fitness and nutrition program headed up by Mikki Reilly at Fitness Transform, I experienced a sustained upswing in energy as I went about my typical weekend.
There’s little doubt that a low-carb diet can keep you sensitive to insulin and thus help you avoid storing fat, but did you know that your body composition–ratio of lean body mass to fat–affects insulin sensitivity too?
Many people believe that joint pain is inevitable, something they must learn to live with as they get older. But as a fitness trainer with 20 years experience, working in the trenches with clients, I’ve seen hundreds of people reduce or completely eliminate pain when they implement three simple steps…
Why do you need to exercise? Simply because your body is designed to move. Pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, squatting, lunging, running, walking, sprinting and climbing are all full-body movements that we evolved to perform.
Pacific Coast Business Times features Mikki Reilly, a Santa Barbara-based entrepreneur, who opened Fitness Transform and recently published Your Primal Body
Like many trainers, Mikki derives her sense of purpose from helping people get fit, and she is very good at it…
Recently, a new approach to HIIT has emerged that combines all the benefits of HIIT with resistance training. This hybrid form is called Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT), and it uses full-body exercises that are performed circuit-style in an interval fashion.
In a recent study, scientists at McMaster University showed that certain kinds of exercise, specifically strength training, reversed a genetic profile to that of younger men and women.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is the fastest and most effective way to improve your body composition. HIIT can be done in a variety of ways, but the traditional way(which I discuss here) is to use intervals for sprinting, whether on a track, on a bicycle or in a pool.
We all know that endurance/aerobic activity improves cognitive function by increasing bloodflow to the brain. But what about resistance training? Most of the research on exercise and brain function to date has focused on low-intensity aerobics, such as long distance running and cycling. But a recent article in the New York Times, sheds light on two exciting new studies involving the effects of weightlifting on the creation of new brain cells–neurogenesis.