Blog

FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 30-MINUTE TOTAL BODY TONING TRIFECTA

Dumbbells and daffodils by Wildfire Fitness

 

The second quarter is here and spring is in full effect. 

 

Time to get rolling with those warm-weather-workouts so you can be all trained up for the outdoor fun times ahead.

In the last post, we talked about doing some spring cleaning for your Fitlife to freshen up your focus and renew that sense of excitement that we all shared at the beginning of the year. We also offered up 7 Tips To Freshen Up Your Fitlife to get you going so be sure to check them out if you haven’t, or you just need to get going again.

 

Now, let’s get your body moving with a fresh new spring workout. 

 

If you’re on our mailing list, you already received one new workout this week, but we thought we’d give you another one to add to your new rotation. 

It’s pretty simple. The exercises are grouped in “threes,” hence the name “trifecta”.

Read More

FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

Read More

EXERCISE INTENSITY | ARE YOU WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING?

Exercise Intensity | Working hard or hardly working

 

Are you getting the most out of your workouts?

How do you know?

Well, if you workout at the same level every single time, you may not be. True, working hard is important but if you’re gasping for air and feeling too sore to move after every workout you could be setting yourself up for overtraining and burnout, or worse yet, sickness and injury.

On the other hand, if you’ve been working out for a while and have no health issues but your workouts feel about as challenging as pushing the cart at the grocery store, well then that’s probably not giving you the results you want either.

 
Read More

HEALTH AND WELLNESS | FEBRUARY IS ALL ABOUT THE HEART

Health and Wellness | February is all about the heart

 

Hey, it’s February!

The month when warm thoughts of love, affection and romance abound. But that’s not all. February is also all about the heart – American Heart Month to be more precise!

It’s the perfect time to join the fight against heart disease and stroke, and to refresh that commitment you made at the start of the New Year to living a healthier lifestyle. And, a good time to show a little self-love and start taking better care of your heart so you can keep being there for those you care about. Remember that plan you made a couple weeks back? 
 

Read More

WORKOUTS | INDOOR WINTER CIRCUIT

Indoor Winter Workout by Wildfire Fitness

 

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Hail.

The holidays may be gone, but winter’s definitely not over yet!

With the cold weather and dark days it might be tempting to just grab some popcorn, hit the Netflix and roll up in a blanket burrito until the tulips come up, but don’t do it! Remember those goals you set for yourself at New Year’s? Yeah, those! There’s plenty you can do right there in the comfort of your own warm, toasty living room – and without ANY weights even!

Read More

5 WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER AND MORE FIT WITHOUT WORKING OUT

 

January is here! With it, no doubt you’ve noticed the huge increase in diet and fitness program promotions right now – they’re everywhere!

Fortunately… this isn’t one of them. Yay!

Now, don’t get me wrong. Your exercise and eating habits are really, really, REALLY important. So much so that they’re even two of the three key sections in the WFF Goals Planner. But, there’s more you can do to ramp up your health and fitness that that doesn’t involve working out or even a formal eating plan, but can still have a huge impact on your life, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in better shape, get stronger, train for a sport, feel great, whatever.

 
Read More

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING TIME

get the most out of your training time WFF

 

Whether we realize it or not, we only get one hundred sixty-eight hours to do whatever we need to do each week.

That’s it.

Not only is this number finite, the time is irreplaceable. That means you only have one opportunity to live today’s date and to do whatever you want to do – on this date. So, setting aside some of your time and associated energy each week to train and exercise is an investment not only in your health and well being, but also in your life so you’ll want to make sure it truly counts, right? Learning how to get the most out of every training session can not only help you to see and feel results faster, you’ll also perform better in your every day life as well.

Read More

BUILD A STRONGER BOOTY

Backside. Buns. Booty. Butt.

 

No matter what you call it, rear ends are in. From popular music and celebrity sightings to fashion magazines and even social media, seems everyone’s on a quest to “build a better booty” these days.

 

Besides focusing on how it looks, there are also some important functional/feel-good reasons to show your booty a little love, too.

Read More

HEALTHY EATING | PROTEIN 101

carton of eggs

Protein. The latest of the ever-rotating macronutrient fads by fitness enthusiasts, booksellers and food manufacturers alike. In recent years, we’ve worked through the low-fat craze, the more recent low-carb fad and now we’re moving through the high protein trend.

 

Singling out this most recent food “bad guy” on the block and getting you to buy into their ideas might be good for business, but is it really good for you? How much protein do YOU really need? And do YOU really need to increase your protein intake or drastically change how you eat? Well, before you grab that trendy protein shake or stock up on flank steaks, let’s take a closer look.

 
Read More