1. How’s your gut?

    Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us:  How is your gut functioning? Fall is here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick? Or maybe you have wondered why after being exposed to the same virus, one person gets ill while the other remains well.   The reason lies in the strength of the immune system.  And the strength of your immune …Read More

  2. Be Smart about Gluten-Free Foods

    Are you going gluten-free?  If so, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt and semoli…Read More

  3. Why You Need a Personal Trainer

    There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.   And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit,…Read More

  4. Are naps a bad idea?

    It’s 3 in the afternoon and you can barely keep your eyes open.  Your mind feels foggy, and all you want to do is curl up under your desk for 20 minutes and take a nap. But cutting-edge, productive people don’t take naps, do they?   Actually, they do. It turns out that a nap is exactly what you need in the afternoons when drowsiness takes over your body and mind. From N.B.A. players to Goog…Read More

  5. It’s 100 degrees out- here’s how to keep up your fitness.

    It’s Summer!  Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips Baby, it’s hot out there!   If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Today is the first day of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, dri…Read More

  6. 10 Ways to Torch 100 Calories

    Yeah, I know, it's not exactly super warm out for middle-of-June weather. But yesterday was June 21st, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year! But, after that, the days start getting shorter again... When life steals your exercise time, however, you do not have to forgo your workout.  If you have just a few minutes, you can burn off 100 calories, get your heart pumping f…Read More

  7. Don’t overthink this.

    Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment.   Commitment means that you are in it for the long haul.  Commitment rises above bad days, hectic schedules and volatile emotions.  Commitment hangs in there when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you d…Read More

  8. Stress Busters for Tax Day

    It’s that time of year again:  tax season. If you are like many people, you feel increased stress around April 15.  Tensions can run high from the pressure of getting the forms filed on time or coming up with the funds to pay your (hopefully not too big) tax bill.   But you owe it to yourself to keep your stress under control as much as possible.  When your body is subjected to ongoing stres…Read More

  9. 10 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Personal Trainer, Part II

    At Enshape Fitness, we want to help you achieve your ultimate fitness goals. Before committing to the help of certified personal trainer however, we want to address some important considerations first. For the first half of these tips, please look here. 6. Do you prefer semi-private training or one-on-one training? At Enshape Fitness, we offer semi-private sessions that allow for 2-8 people or pr…Read More

  10. 10 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Personal Trainer, Part 1

    Have you ever struggled to find the motivation to commit to a weekly fitness regime? Do you go to the gym and feel like the exercises or movements you are doing aren’t making a difference? Do you feel lost when it comes to setting your fitness schedule? These and many more frustrations surrounding your personal health and fitness are what keep many people from reaching their personal fitness goa…Read More