Why is exercise important?*

Everyone should consider personal training, especially here at Elite Fitness in Boca Raton. ?People are always looking for personal trainers or gym to help them get in shape. ?A lot of people will always try to convince you about a new quick weight loss program. ?No matter what you decide you can never escape exercise.…

Alcohol Consumption*

For all my alcohol loving clients, read this article from Fitness Expert Phil Kaplan. Daily alcohol consumption will slow or stop your results. The drawbacks are probably going to far outweigh any health benefits. Your liver can?t metabolize alcohol and fat at the same time. It will always get rid of the toxic substance (alcohol)…

Stay Grounded for Building Core Strength

An Appalachian State University study led by Jeffrey McBride found that stable exercises are superior to unstable exercises for overloading the muscles in our bodies including CORE muscles. Being on solid surfaces, one can use heavier loads, shorter tension times, and higher speeds than on unstable surfaces. Ground-based exercises have the same force, velocity, and…

Poor Sleep Patterns Promote Weight Gain*

  America is a high stress society in which most people don’t get enough sleep. We could be paying for it with our health.Sleep deprivation is linked to obesity, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer. A seven year Finnish study of nearly 9000 people, led by Peppi Lyytikaine, found that people who developed sleep problems…

Weight Training Helps Men Lose Fat*

  A University of Connecticut study found that men who combine weight training with a well balanced diet lost abdominal fat rapidly. Weight training increases muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate and promotes fat loss. Men should do resistance training at least three to four days a week, working the major muscle groups. * Disclaimer:…

Feel The Burn*

By now you know FLEX’s stand on static (reach and hold) before weight lifting – don’t do it. That’s because research shows that this form of strecthing can decrease muscle strength. So do it after your workout. New research from Florida State University (Tallahassee) shows that stretching before running also slows you down. However, they…

Extra Strength Caffeine*

  We recommend caffeine as part of the pre-workout regimen, but how much you take can have a huge impact on muscle strength and power. Make sure you’re getting in enough of this strength builder and fat burner before every one of your workouts to maximize your result in the gym. THE STUDY researchers from…

Starvation: Weight Loss Sabotage*

When looking to lose weight, our common sense tells us to eat less, move more. Some people, however, take that bit of information and take it to the extreme. Prime example: Starvation. We all want to be able to have a baby and lose all of the weight (and then some) in a week, like…