What is the Best Type of Exercise?

Trying to discover the best type of exercise is sort of like asking people what their favorite food is. You are going to get a lot of different answers. Depending on your goals and current fitness level, one type of exercise may be better than another. The best way to uncover what the best type…

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What is HIIT and Why Should You Add it to Your Workouts?

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. That may sound complicated but it really isn’t. HIIT simply involves exercise which takes a very short amount of time to perform, but is very high in intensity. It is a physical training technique which requires 100% effort in intense, short bursts of exercise followed by intervals of little…

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Weight Training Tips for the Over 60s

Weight training is the most common form of exercise focused on improving your strength. It is so efficient for overall body health that everyone should include some weight training in their weekly routine. Up to 72 hours after you workout with weights, your body is still burning calories, carbohydrates and fat.   That means weight…

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How Much Do You Need to Exercise to Lose Weight?

Many people exercise for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Being overweight or obese can lead to a long list of dangerous, and even deadly, health problems. Exercise burns calories, carbohydrates and fat, so it works perfectly if you are looking to lose weight. So, exactly how much do you need to exercise to drop…

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How to Get Back Into Shape After A Long Break

Before we discuss how to get back into shape, let’s talk about what happens when you get out of shape. If you haven’t worked out for 2 to 3 months, you have lost half of your aerobic fitness. During your hiatus, your lung capacity to expand has shrunk, meaning you no longer breathe in the…

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How Long Does It Take to Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

Before you can reach your peak physical fitness, you have to define what peak is for you; it won’t be the same for everyone. For you, it may be reaching a professional level in a sport, such as getting on the Olympic swim team, or finishing a marathon, or winning a powerlifting competition. Or it…

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How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

Setting a goal can keep you focused and help steer you toward a particular objective. However to be successful at reaching your goal, it has to be specific, realistic and achievable. For example, let’s take the goal “I’m going to go to the gym every day”. To be specific, the goal would have to be…

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7 Ideas for Fitting Exercise Into Your Working Day

7 Ideas for Fitting Exercise Into Your Working Day

Keeping fit is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one. You either find the time in your busy schedule to exercise and stay physically active, or you don’t. You already know the mental and physical benefits that exercise delivers. So why aren’t you scheduling exercise on a regular basis?   Listed…

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5 Tips for Staying Fit While You Travel

Hotel rooms, rental cars, sales calls, vacations and airplanes are not naturally conducive to physical fitness. Red-eye flights and 16 hour workdays while on the road are often required when you are climbing the corporate ladder. Vacations are intended to be stress-free, not fat-fueling endeavors of laziness.   Simply put, your physical fitness should not…

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How to Burn More Calories With Shorter Workouts

How to Burn More Calories With Shorter Workouts - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Have you seen the exercise programs which claim you can lose all of your unwanted weight by working out for very short periods of time? Well, for once there may be some truth in advertising. Physical fitness experts, doctors and personal trainers used to believe that long, drawn out exercise sessions were the key to…

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