7 Ways to Tell You’re Pushing Too Hard

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

With trainers and group exercise instructors telling you to “Push harder!” all.the.time, do you ever wonder how hard is too hard? Well, you should. If you take it too far, too often or for too long, here’s what you might see: Regression in performance and/or gains. You can actually lose that lean muscle you’ve have worked so hard to build,

4 Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

My family and I were so excited to finally break our grill out of storage just a few weeks ago. We love the way that grilled food tastes – just like summer in Minnesota. Here are some easy, healthy(ish) ideas for your next grill-out. Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks We love taking this crockpot recipe from Skinny Taste, and cooking the

Ways to Create a Habit

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

Have you ever heard it takes 21 days to create a new habit? Experts say it’s actually closer to 66 days for that habit to become a natural part of your routine. Everyone has habits – good or bad. Brushing your teeth in the morning and night is a habit that you barely think about because it’s become so ingrained

7 New, Active Ideas for Your Kids!

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

There’s just something about the Spring air and warmer weather that inspires us to get outside and active. Right? Children, in particular, benefit from getting outside and being active — and  you’ll feel good about it, too.

The Top 5 Group Exercise Classes People Are Talking About

Cathy ElnessGroup Exercise

Have you ever started a training plan, then quit after a couple weeks? Or gone to bed with the intent of waking up for a 6 a.m. workout, only to hit the snooze button and vow to go tomorrow morning instead? It is often easier to break promises to ourselves than to miss a workout with a pal or a