1. 5 Ways To Break Through A Weight Loss Plateau

    Hard work pays off. There's no arguing the truth of this, especially when it comes to diet and exercise. But there will come a time when your results come to screeching halt, despite the hard work you continue to put in. Despite doing all the right things, the scale doesn't budge. You can't add any more reps to your workouts. You don't see any changes in the mirror. It feels like everything stops …Read More

  2. 3 Ways Reboot Your Results When You Feel Like Quitting

    How are you doing with your workouts and diet? Have you seen some progress, or did you stall out? Don't be ashamed if you haven’t been 100% perfect and don’t be ashamed if you’ve hit a plateau and feel like you want to quit. We see this with clients all the time, and I promise you’re not alone when you feel like you want to throw in the towel. Lucky for you, we can’t let you do that. You…Read More

  3. 3 Health and Fitness Essentials

    When's the last time you took a shot getting into better shape or losing weight, and you came up short? If you're like most of our first-time clients here at Compel Fitness, it’s happened over and over again. In fact, you probably feel like you’ve been coming up short more frequently than you succeed. When it comes to health and fitness, this happens to most people, but I'm here to tell you it…Read More

  4. 7 Quick And Easy Rules To Help You Lose Weight

    There are very few things as frustrating as putting time energy working out and eating healthy only to see zero progress. We don’t want that to happen to you that’s why we outline these 7 quick and easy rules to help you lose weight. Even if this looks like a refresher, I highly encourage you review and apply this to your life immediately. The biggest thing to remember when reading through thi…Read More

  5. Accountability

    Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t about being independent. Having an accountability buddy, or buddies, is the best way to stay motivated on your healthy lifestyle voyage. One of the biggest reasons lifestyle changes don't stick is because we don't hold ourselves accountable. The realization of the work involved in changing your life can get overwhelming and instead of taking a step towards that g…Read More

  6. Any Workout is Better than NO Workout at All!

    We all make excuses, but as an exercise physiologist with a decade of personal training experience, I consider myself an expert at making excuses for why I shouldn’t workout.   See, as a fitness expert, I can throw in some BS science or excuses as to why I can’t/shouldn’t lift weights or do cardio right now.   I’m lifting legs tomorrow so I can’t run today.   My blood sugar is…Read More

  7. Time for Bed…

    Recovery.  The one aspect of training that most people tend to overlook and neglect. While there are many forms of recovery, today we’re going to talk about one of the most important factors...sleep. The importance of sleep and your physical well-being is astronomical. You can have the best workouts in the world and eat all of the right foods, but if you’re not getting enough sleep at night, …Read More

  8. New Year’s Resolution: Get Fit, Stay Fit!

    New Year's Resolutions have been a common tradition since the Babylonian era. It's a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to self-improvement in the new. Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of giving up on resolutions almost as quickly as we make them. A Franklin Colvey poll studied 15,000 customers with resolutions; four out of five failed to complete them and a third of those didn'…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Excuses are like a… (Here’s a powerful, 6 step process for working past our excuses, er reasons why we can’t do “it.”

    Excuses are like a... Well, you know…  ANNOYING! So as I’ve mentioned in the past, I have been on both sides of the “in shape/ out of shape” coin more than once in my life (as seen above).  I won’t get into all the details now, but to summarize, I was heavy growing up - HATED IT, became obsessed with working out and learning about exercise and nutrition in High School and through colle…Read More