Posts by Janalyn Budzik

Just Add Friends: Why You Need a Workout Partner

Until you sweat with a buddy, or get your fit on with a workout partner, you won’t know what you are missing! I have worked out alone, with a buddy, and with groups. There is something truly special about working out with a partner for a plethora of reasons! Personally, I think I need a buddy in all areas of life including my workouts. I think it is in some people’s DNA to want to have someone with them while doing tasks or exercising. I say this because I noticed even my Dad has to take my mom with him everywhere he can, even if she doesn’t have a reason to go! So maybe that is where I got my “buddy gene.” Anyway, if you’re looking to switch up your routine, actually enjoy the time you spend on your workout, or keep yourself accountable, just add friends! First off, it will make

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A Simple Process for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New.. NO STOP! Ok, wait what? Stop? Whatever do you mean? Why can’t I say that catchy New Years phrase everyone says and posts about ad nauseam? New Year, New You isn’t a bad idea in and of itself. It’s everything that goes along with it, namely expectations, that make it an issue. There is a reason that so many people quit their New Years Resolutions by February and only 8% succeed (according to Forbes). It all comes down to overload and unrealistic expectations. Most people try to do a 180 with their life this time of year that it is nearly impossible to succeed at and clearly the numbers prove it. What is one to do? How do we overcome this huge obstacle and succeed with our health and fitness goals in the New Year? Well, I have a few things you should keep in mind for 2016 in

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5 Fitness Myths & Buzzwords That Need to Stop Immediately

I have been a personal trainer for years now and it never ceases to amaze me that the same fitness myths and buzzwords from over a decade ago are still around! How is this even possible? We have so much information available at our finger tips with today’s technology. So how can we still be in the dark about these misconceptions? We have access to top doctors, trainers, physical therapists all at the touch of a button and yet here we are and here I am still fighting to dispel them! So lets dig in! RELATED: Find Your Strong: The Barre Code Shapes a Lifestyle of Empowerment One of the top myths I hear ALL the time involves women and muscles. I always hear, “I don’t want to get BIG, I just want to tone”. This is a double whammy statement for me and here is why… First of all, the majority

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5 Tips for Managing Stress Around the Holidays

The holidays are a time of extra work, projects, events, cooking, shopping and everyday life in between. All that being said, while the season does bring a great deal of joy, it’s also a time for a tremendous amount of stress! Traveling for the holidays, buying gifts, staying on a budget, and making spectacular feasts can be enough to send someone over the edge! Here are my fool proof tips for managing stress during the crazy holiday season. 1. Plan ahead I am a big proponent of planning, in case you haven’t noticed by now. Planning your schedule ahead of time will help you get through it with ease. See what is on your calendar for the week then plan accordingly. For example, if you know you’re going to be crunched for time, plan to make some easy crock pot meals to get you through the week. Or, buy that hostess gift online to save you time running

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, let the holiday festivities begin! Holiday parties, charity events, extra school events for the kids, family and friends gathering to celebrate and of course shopping and socializing! It’s overwhelming and truly a wonder any of us survive. Once it is all over, we look down and realize our pants don’t button – how did that happen?! However, never fear, here are some fool proof tips to get you through the holidays happy, staying healthy and without gaining all that holiday cheer. 1.) Plan Your Life We know the holidays are coming and all of the extra events are already on our calendar so start strategizing now. Map out when you can make it to the gym or do home workouts. Block off that time just like any other appt that you would not cancel. If possible, get a friend or co worker to be an accountability buddy through the holidays to ensure you

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