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  • 5 Tips For Avoiding Holiday Stress

    5 Tips For Avoiding Holiday Stress

    Five Tips to Survive Holiday Stress Every year, the holidays swing around again, bringing joy and light.… or maybe not so much. The reasons that make the holiday season special, can also make it overwhelming and stressful. As you grow older, the tidings of comfort and joy can gradually be devoured by the pressure of planning big family feasts, buying, and giving gifts, and doing it all. So, if thinking about the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leaves you feeling anxious, you’re certainly not alone. What Causes Holiday Stress? While holidays are meant to bring feelings of happiness and love, they can also be a reason for excessive stress and anxiety for many people. A ....

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  • Avoiding Fall Workout Fails

    Avoiding Fall Workout Fails

    The period of time following the New Year is a notorious hot spot where resolutions of health and fitness can quickly fly off the rails. But the truth is, losing motivation and letting the hustle and bustle of life get between you and your fitness routine can happen any time. With the drop in temperature and pile-on of plans and commitments brought on by the holidays, fall is a particular danger zone. But being aware of the causes and misconceptions of fall workout fails—and taking a few simple precautions to sidestep the pitfalls—can keep you on track with your workout goals throughout the winter when you need it most. “I’m just not in a groove” During ....

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  • Remember that dream you’ve always had? Be that person, and go after it!

    Remember that dream you’ve always had? Be that person, and go after it!

    By Amy N., 2020 $10,000 National Challenge Finalist Remember that one dream that’s always been in your heart? It’s big, it’s scary, but it holds a spark that fires every time you think of it? Growing up, I played sports in high school; and as an adult, I still enjoy games/activities. I love watching athletes perform on the greatest stage they've trained for. Whether it’s a high school football game or the Olympics. Learning about their journey, seeing their passion come through for the sport. Their dedication, real fight, and grit show up, making their souls shine through. Seeing them capture that split second of victory feeling - that only you can capture. ....

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  • How to Get Over Being Embarrassed to Exercise

    How to Get Over Being Embarrassed to Exercise

    Check out this Re-Post from our partners at Mindbody! How to Get Over Being Embarrassed to Exercise Fitness Motivation Mindbody Community We can come up with a million reasons to avoid exercising. Whether you lack time or motivation, are too tired, or don’t have the proper equipment, there’s a laundry list of excuses to avoid a workout. But aside from the ones you tell people (and yourself) , is embarrassment one of your mental roadblocks? Maybe you’re worried about not having the cutest outfits (we feel you, those can be expensive) .Maybe you’re nervous about falling over during the balancing series in ....

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  • 5 Full Body Stretches For Your Office

    There is no denying the fact that most of us should be stretching more. But let’s be honest, how many of us actually have the time to do this... let alone meal prep, get to the gym, show up to work, and have time for family? Well, your days of deciding between 10 more minutes of sleep or getting up early to stretch before your gym session are over. Why? Because new research has found that stretching does not have to be an elaborate, lengthy routine. Even five minutes per major muscle group per week is enough to reap the benefits.¹ That equates to about one minute per day for each body region! Certainly, we can handle this even on our busiest days. ....

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  • The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing

    The Unexpected Benefits of Kickboxing Kickboxing is one of the top fitness trends of 2021, and it is definitely here to stay. This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout will leave you feeling breathless, sweaty, and invincible , no matter what your fitness level is! But there is so much more to kickboxing than punching, kicking, and getting your sweat on. Before we dive into the unexpected benefits of kickboxing, let’s get to know what kickboxing is all about and why you should try it today. Kickboxing 101 Kickboxing is a form of martial arts, combined with combative sport principles. When it is done for exercise ....

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  • The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station

    The Coaster Has Finally Reached the Station By Bobby Turnquist Farrell’s National Challenge Finalist My entire adult life has been a rollercoaster ride of weight. Even in high school, I was never happy with the way I looked. I was never what one would call “fat”, but I always carried a little extra. Thankfully, I was also blessed with a pretty decent athletic ability. This kept me active and is likely why I was not an obese teenager. I never had a grasp on good nutrition and have always eaten whatever I wanted. Surely, as I have discovered over the last year, this was going to catch up with me eventually… I graduated ....

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  • Get Sparkling!

    Get Sparkling!

    Get Sparkling! How To Spruce Up Your Water Intake Regime We all know how important it is to rehydrate after a sweaty kickboxing or strength training workout. Research has shown that drinking around 64 ounces—or eight, eight-ounce servings—of water each day can help you lose weight and get in shape. But sometimes, plain water just doesn’t quench your thirst. This may have you wondering: Does sparkling water count toward your “eight glasses a day” goal? What is sparkling water? Simply put, sparkling water is just regular water combined with carbon dioxide. The CO2 is what gives sparkling water those addictive bubbles—just ....

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  • Your Best Start Ever How to Begin Your Exercise Journey

    Your Best Start Ever How to Begin Your Exercise Journey

    Your Best Start Ever How to Begin Your Exercise Journey Where there is a will, there is a way, and if you would like to bring exercise into your life, you can make it happen. Starting out may feel daunting and challenging, to say the least, but once you have realized why it is so important to include exercise in your life, you will be able to stick to it for the long haul. When you look around and see people working out it may be hard to imagine that at one point they were a beginner. But it’s true, they started as a beginner. The FXB Instructor at Farrell’s started as a beginner. The Fit Community Leaders started as a beginner. Even Lance Farrell started as a ....

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  • Sleep Your Way To Success

    Sleep Your Way To Success

    The Power of Sleep Hygiene and How Can It Help You Sleep hygiene is quickly becoming a popular phrase, and rightly so. Most humans spend nearly ⅓ of their lives sleeping. As we continuously learn how our bodies respond to stress, we are also starting to understand the importance of sleep, especially good quality sleep, in the role of recovery from our workouts at the gym and our overall health and wellness. For some medical professionals, quality of sleep is becoming another vital sign , in addition to our heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. Every day our bodies are subjected to all types of stress. From ....

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Our Winter 10 Week Challenge Starts on January 15th 2022! We'll give you all the tools you need to be successful in your fitness journey including nutritional guidance, PLUS a chance to win $1,000 dollars for the best transformation. We're growing and that means we're HIRING! If you're a group fitness instructor send your resume to trowbridgefitness@gmail.com