1. 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

  2. Rest and Revitalize for Optimum Health

    Vacation season is in full swing.  Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind.  When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.  It is true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and determination.…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Happy Father’s Day

    I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news (because who doesn't like the bad news first): you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you? Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked. It just won't. The reason is that more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities keep piling on, but the harder you try to do ever…Read More

  6. 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

  7. YOU Healthy: It’s Time for a New Beginning

    Spring is a time of new beginnings.  As the world wakes up from its long sleep, our minds feel energized, refreshed and ready to celebrate.  Does your body feel the same way?   If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling to keep up with your mind. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. That’s w…Read More

  8. Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

    When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind:  frailty.  Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness.  They probably walk slowly, move carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things themselves. What is it?   It’s muscle loss, otherwise…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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