When it comes to fitness, getting comfortable is not always a good thing. In fact, our bodies change the most when we push harder and push ourselves beyond our limits. A change in pace and setting can be good, too. Moving our workout outdoors is a major priority for Vita Vie Retreat, as it can introduce us to unfamiliar environments, effectively challenging us to work harder.Read More
It seems like everyone is talking about balance when it comes to physical activity. I talk to people daily who are looking to have a more balanced exercise routine. Fitness coaches (including myself) talk about creating balance in workouts but what exactly does this mean? Creating balance really means drawing from a few different components to round out your daily/weekly/monthly fitness regimen.Read More
We all need a little inspiration when it comes to reaching our health and fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your health, want to get stronger or meet a sport performance goal, it’s important to have a little motivation behind it. The majority of our fitness retreat guests come to the retreat seeking inspiration and motivation. While you may not be able to make it to us for a healthy getaway, we’ve got some ideas to get you started.Read More
If you’re an avid exerciser or even new to exercise, you might be wondering how working out affects your immune system. There are so many different ways to be active from light and low impact to intense and invigorating. But which is the best for your body? There are a number of factors that affect your immunity and you’ll need to consider all of them when adding in fitness.
In this blog post, we’ll cover:
Other Factors That Affect Your Immune System
Workouts That Support or Suppress Your Immune System
How To Workout When You’re Sick
The Best Supplements To Support Your Body + Your Immune System
I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. I, like many people, feel a sense of calm and relaxation when I’m by the sea. I’ve read and know about the theory of Thalassotherapy, a theory that the sea has many health benefits. Thalassotherapy, from the Greek thalasso meaning ‘sea’ and therapia meaning ‘treatment’, uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and the marine environment for your health and wellbeing. In thalassotherapy, not only do you benefit just from being around the sea but actually connecting to the sand and the water with your body enhances those benefits. I’m in!Read More
Life… it has this sneaky way of creeping in and throwing curve balls left and right. Life will always happen. There will always be a busy day at work or family problems or relationship highs and lows or sick children. Once conflict arises, it seems like health and fitness routines go haywire. We seek comfort food or we just don’t feel like moving. These are the things that help us stay clear and balanced in both body and mind though! So what do we do when conflict smacks us in the face (and it happens to everyone so if you’re reading this – you’re not alone)? Avoiding the conflict is not reasonable because we can’t always control what comes at us. Figurine out how to navigate through any issues is what needs to happen to stay on track.Read More
Are you trying to lose weight? Ready to meet a fitness goal? Wanting to move more throughout the day? If you’re looking for a little something to help you do that, we’ve got the options for you. Here’s our list of the 5 best fitness trackers for 2018! They’ve come a long way in the past couple of years. I wrote a similar blog post about 12 years ago and revisited it recently. Wow how technology has changed! When I took a look back at it just a few days ago, I realized that it needed some serious updating. Some of the products aren’t even around anymore so I figured it was about time revamp that list and put out something that would be useful for people in 2018.
If you’ve read any of my blog posts about reaching health and fitness goals, you know how important I think it is to track your progress. Having a goal is a fantastic thing but having a specific goal is even better. And having a means to tracking that goal means you’re on your way to success. A goal without any kind of plan or a way to track how you’re doing is a recipe for failure. So if you’re reading this and you have a goal, here’s what I want you to do.Read More
You’ve been working hard in the gym and as such, have expected to see optimal results. But yet, those results still elude you. What’s preventing you from reaching your goals?
In many cases, it could be as simple as a few bad habits. Let’s take a look at three bad habits that could be ruining your fitness program and how to overcome them…Read More