1. How To Enjoy The Weekend Without Getting Off Track

    Do you want to enjoy your weekends but aren't sure how to do it without ruining your progress in the gym? You're not alone. This is more common than you think and with the right steps, we can help you do this. But first, the ground rules. Here at Compel Fitness, we're all about looking, feeling, and being healthy. But not at the expense of locking yourself in your room and not enjoying life. We're…Read More

  2. Clean Eating Simplified

    Our bodies need fuel in the form of protein, carbohydrates and good fats in order to perform properly. Much like a vehicle, the cleaner the fuel, the better our performance. Balancing clean eating with important nutrients is an essential part of a training program. After all, you know what they say…you can’t out exercise a bad diet.  Clean eating is simply enjoying real food. When you surroun…Read More

  3. Working Out with a Partner

    Over the last 10 years of working in the fitness industry, I’ve always found that there are two types of people: those that ENJOY working out with a partner and those that DON’T.  For the record, I can understand both sides of the coin.  For some, exercise = me time, a chance to disconnect and reduce stress, reflect with some introspection, and work on your own health and fitness.  That per…Read More

  4. How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

    One of the things a personal trainer at Compel Fitness can help you with is setting realistic fitness goals. Setting realistic goals will help you stay motivated with your workout routine because you'll be able to meet your goal and move onto the next one, so you see and experience the progress you are making with your body. When making those goals, our personal trainers will take many factors int…Read More

  5. Why You Need a Personal Trainer to Customize Your Workout

    Many people enter a gym and think that as long as they do a little bit of everything, they'll have the basics of their workout covered. To some extent, this might be true. As long as you get some cardio along with strength and conditioning, you are likely to see some results. So why should you bother working with a personal trainer to customize your workout? Turns out, there are plenty of great re…Read More

  6. 12 Proven Weight Loss Tips

    To successfully reach and maintain your fat loss goals, it is important to have a sound, science-backed approach. Here are 12 fat loss tips pulled from research papers and tested in real gyms by our Virginia personal trainers: 1. Eat More Protein Protein is famous for its muscle- building abilities, but it is also a key fat loss food. Protein helps you feel fuller longer. Eating more protein has b…Read More

  7. What is the Most Effective Cardio Technique to Lose Weight and Shed Body Fat?

    What is the Most Effective Cardio Technique to Lose Weight and Shed Body Fat? Cardio for Weight Loss: HIIT vs. Steady State Cardio Cardio is such a hot topic in fitness magazines and articles nowadays. Some claim that hours of cardio are best while others say it’s best to do none at all. Some claim that 20 mins of high-intensity interval training(HIIT) is more effective than 60 mins of steady s…Read More