Monthly Archives: December 2014

8 Winter Workouts to Check Off Your Bucket List

It’s almost 2015 and you know what that means: New Year’s resolutions. Focus on the coming months and the quite cold weather to create a fitness bucket list. It’s a great way to stay active during the winter and try new activities that can burn a lot more calories than you might think.




Whether you have kids or just want to embrace your inner child, sledding is a great way to stay active while having fun. It also burns mega calories: a 150 pound woman sledding for an hour can burn up to 500 calories. Continue reading

9 Healthier Cocktails for the Holidays

Mulled wine, creamy eggnog, hot apple cider and more holiday cocktails can really add a ton of calories to your daily intake if you aren’t careful.  Try one of these healthier cocktail recipes from some of our favorite bloggers that are high in flavor but low in sugar and calories.


Vegan Eggnog Cocktails

An eggnog cocktail is a holiday favorite, but it’s usually high in saturated fat.  These dairy-free Vegan Eggnog Cocktails from Dishing Up the Dirt use cashews, dates and almond milk to create a creamy eggnog that is spiked with whiskey. Continue reading

How to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Fitness Practice

During the height of the holiday season and shopping stress, you might forget to just breathe and take a minute for yourself. Remember to step back from your busy day and get a workout in for some you time.  Try incorporating mindfulness into your fitness routine to help improve your flow of movement, help you get more out of each move and reduce stress.  Trainers Téana David and Robert Nguyen share tips on how to incorporate this practice into your daily workouts so you can get the most out of your session.

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Workout in the Morning

Robert says that, ideally, yoga should be practiced in the morning while the mind is clearer.  He says that there are often less distractions in the morning, which makes it easier to be focused and present in your fitness. Continue reading