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#SnapNation 2018 Playlist

01/23/2018

There is nothing like the perfect playlist. If you assemble the right mix of songs, it’s magical. It can carry you through any kind of workout. The great news is we have the tunes picked out for you. Give these songs a try. We promise they'll keep your energy up and your muscles working. Happy listening!

  

 

8 Wellness Trends Not to Miss in 2018

01/17/2018

Now that the new year is in full swing, why not kick your fitness into high gear? We’ve got some great wellness ideas for you. Try them and live your best life in 2018.

 

Ditch Fried Foods Forever

There’s really no need to keep them in your diet. And what’s great about nutrition in 2018 is that it’s easier than ever to substitute healthy foods. Example: instead of a bag of potato chips, grab a handful of almonds. Easy. French fries? Uh, no. Snap peas? Now you’re talking.

 

Cardio is Good. Cardio + Strength Training is Better.

If your workouts only focus on cardio and don’t include strength training, you’re missing out on a lot of health benefits. Gaining muscle mass is about more than looking great in the mirror. (Although looking great in the mirror is awesome.) It’s about adding lean muscle mass, which helps your body burn calories efficiently. Make 2018 the year you try high-intensity interval training. Check in with a Snap Fitness trainer to get started.

 

Clear the Air

Taking good care of your body is important. But so is protecting the air you breathe. This may mean adding an air purifier or air-purifying plant to your home. A plant such a Garden Mum can do wonders to keep allergens out of your lungs.

 

Make Coffee a Super Food

These days it’s entirely possible to transform your morning coffee into something healthy and nutritious. One thought is to add in a little coconut oil. This will increase your intake of medium-chain fat, which has been shown to have a positive effect on blood lipids, lower triglycerides and raising HDLs. Another idea is to sprinkle in some maca powder, which will provide a generous dose of vitamins and minerals.

 

Get Serious About Recovery Time

Pushing yourself hard during a workout is great. But just as important as dialing it up while in the gym is dialing it down when you’re not. This means staying hydrated, stretching, getting enough sleep. Let rest be your secret weapon.

 

Vitamins Can Be Game-Changers

There are so many vitamins on the market that it can be confusing figuring out what to take. The solution? Check in with us. We have our own line of Clean Vitamins, which are made of the best natural ingredients, and super knowledgeable trainers. We can figure out what is best for you.

 

Self-Care is Job One

Wellness is about more than goals. It’s also about emotional needs. Make sure you strive to obtain inner calm. That can mean taking a long bath, going on a nature hike, luxuriating in a long nap, anything that helps you unwind and decompress. Protect your you-time. You deserve it. 

 

Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie

01/01/2018

INGREDIENTS

2 cups slightly thawed frozen strawberries
2 bananas
1 cup coconut Greek yogurt
1 ½ cups lite coconut milk

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and liquefy until smooth. For a thicker smoothie, add more yogurt. For a thinner smoothie, add more coconut milk. 

 

 

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : Giant Set

12/25/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post! 

Giant Set: 16 total exercises, broken up into sets of four with each group targeting one part of the body. Complete 3 sets, 10 reps of each exercise and take short break between each muscle group.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 45|15

12/18/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

45-15: Push yourself for 45 seconds to complete as many quality reps. Rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. 10 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

6 Ways To Slay On Your Wedding Day

12/13/2017

Not to put too much pressure on it, but your wedding day is big. Huge. You want to look and feel your best. Of course you do. But here’s the thing. The date comes up fast. Super fast. And there is so much to think about and plan. This can make fitting in time for your workouts difficult. But trust us on this: you want to keep to your gym routines. Not only will exercise help you look amazing on your wedding day, it will help you manage stress. And preparing for a wedding is stressful.  

 

To help you get you ready, here are six suggestions. Follow them closely and you will be ready.

 

Be excited! You’re about to experience one of life’s great joys.

 

  • Get Started Right Away. If you haven’t already been diligently exercising, and you have weight goals, get started now. Begin a regime as soon as you set your wedding date. If you start early, you will have plenty of time for positive and sustainable results. Take that first step.
  • Keep Things Simple. With a wedding to plan, you will have a lot on your mind. Focus on your goals and work with a Snap Fitness trainer to design a program that you can remember and lean on. Don’t go too far out of your comfort zone. Keep it high-impact and manageable.
  • Arm Yourself. If you’re like a lot of brides, your wedding attire may include a sleeveless look. Release your inner Michelle Obama and fire up those arms. Incorporate some easy arm exercises into your routine. Ask a Snap Fitness trainer for suggestions.
  • Food Is Your Friend. Resist the notion of crashing your diet or restricting your calories too severely. There’s no reason to go hungry. Ever. Just make sure you’re fueling your body throughout the day with regular small portions of healthy, whole foods. Focus on lean proteins. Mix in some nuts. Stay strong.
  • Stay Hydrated. Carry water everywhere. You should never feel thirsty. Also, limit your alcohol intake. It can cause inflammation. You don’t have to totally abstain. Just use moderation.
  • Be Gentle With Yourself. Keep reminding yourself that you have a lot going on in your life and you’re doing great. A wedding is often a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s a lot of pressure. But you don’t have to be perfect. Ask for help if you need it. Take time out for relaxation. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it. 

 

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