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Every week of the 2021 Holiday Challenge, we posted a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. These seven workouts are a great resource throughout the whole year. We encourage everyone to look… Continue reading »

Week #7 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our entire body with an EMOM (every minute on the minute) workout! Every minute on the minute (EMOM) workouts are a type of HIIT workout and combine short, maximal efforts with rest intervals. While this is a muscle-strengthening workout, performing it in a HIIT-style… Continue reading »

Week #6 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our chest and back! Every week throughout the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. We… Continue reading »

Week #5 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our arms and shoulders! Every week throughout the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. We… Continue reading »

Week #4 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our entire body with a HIIT workout! High-intensity interval training (HIIT) combines short, maximal effort work intervals with rest intervals. While this is a muscle-strengthening workout, performing it in a HIIT style also makes it an aerobic activity that contributes to your weekly aerobic… Continue reading »

As you work towards your goals, you may experience plateaus or setbacks. Maybe the number on the scale is not where you want it, or maybe you are not engaging in physical activity as often as you planned. It is frustrating when you feel as if you are moving backward rather than moving forward, but… Continue reading »

Week #3 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our lower body! Every week throughout the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. We encourage… Continue reading »

With busy schedules, it is not always easy to fit physical activity into our days. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend adults strive for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activities involving all major muscle groups. Looking at your schedule… Continue reading »

Week #2 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our entire body! Every week throughout the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. We encourage… Continue reading »

There are countless workouts available online, but they likely are not always a perfect fit for you. The good news is you can modify any workout you find! Maybe not yet, but after reading through these tips, you will have the skills to make any workout your own. Start by focusing on the FITT principle… Continue reading »