How to motivate yourself to go jogging

Do you need an extra “push” to get you into your workout gear and out the door? Are you constantly asking yourself “How do I motivate myself to go running?” Here are five simple tips to help you go from couch to 5k, or whatever your workout goal is, without a personal trainer. 1. Do it for the pictures Seriously! Pick a beautiful route and snap some great photos while you’re jogging, walking or stretching before, or after, your run. The best photos often come at sunrise, so why not get up early, sneak in a workout and fill your friends’ Facebook feeds with pictures of the awesome sunrise that they slept through? 2. Play with distances Once you’ve outlined your route, throw in an extra kilome

How to Warm-Up before a Run

We all are guilty of forgetting, or purposely, avoiding a good warm-up before running. As tempting as it is to skip that warm up and start the clock our bodies need the time to amp up. There are many benefits we can attain from completely a proper warm-up. For starters, a it can help you sustain pace, prevent strains and injuries. It actually gives your joints and muscles the chance to loosen up so you can be more energized and keep speed throughout your entire run. So you probably want to know, what makes a good warmup? At the very least, it is completely dependant on your running pace and distance. You need to match the level of warm-up to the intended effort for each kind of course you’ll

7 Food Hacks to Eat Clean on a Budget

Many people in the Fitness22 community have been asking us, “How can we eat cleaner and actually make it affordable?” First of all, we need to understand what exactly clean eating is. In the simplest terms, clean eating is about intaking whole foods, those that are as close to their natural form as possible and remain unprocessed, refined, and handled. A healthy or clean diet should heavily consist of vegetables, nuts and fruits. An unhealthy diet, on the other hand, is rich in processed foods and meat. Read these our 7 food hacks to help you eat clean, save money and live a healthier lifestyle. Know When to Go Organic – Organic foods come with hefty price tags. There have been recent studie

Fitness22’s Popular Apps Now Available Free on Android!

Today, we are extremely excited to bring you two of our 5-star rated apps to Android: 5K Runner and Push Ups 0 to 100 (don’t you worry, our other awesome fitness apps will soon follow). You’ll be sure to find the same amazing experience as on iOS. Both apps offer effective workout programs with amazing results and very little time commitment. The best part about our apps is that you don’t need to go to the gym. These workouts can be done from anywhere – anytime! It’s almost like having a personal trainer next to you whenever you want, with detailed descriptions, high-resolution pictures and videos. If you think that running just isn’t for you, then you are in for a great surprise. Our 5K run

What Should I Eat After My Workout?

You’ve finished an awesome workout, I bet that you are probably feeling famished. Well, that’s normal. When you workout, your body is burning the fuel from your pre-workout meal, as a form of energy to burn calories and work your muscles. So, the foods that you are eating after your workout truly become the most important meal of your day. Generally speaking, protein and carbs are the two things you want to incorporate into your meal after hitting the gym. If you are looking to speed up your weight loss or maintain lean muscle mass, then you will want to turn to dairy proteins. Complex carbs on the other hand can help to restore damaged muscles. Make sure to read on, as you don’t want to let

5 Foods To Eat Pre-Workout

What you eat before a workout can have a huge impact and make all the difference. To get the best results, you’ll want to make sure you know what to munch on before you start breakin’ a sweat. Before hitting the gym or your next pilates class, be sure to eat foods that can be digested easily and will give you power throughout your entire workout. You’ll want to finish that last bite about 30-40 minutes before hand. Strength Training Snacks Whole grain toast and egg white omelet 1 banana with ⅓ cup of greek yogurt ½ cup of oatmeal with almond butter mixed in Fruit smoothie with 1 cup milk, ½ cup yogurt, 1 cup berries Apple with 1 tbsp almond butter Cardio Snacks 1 slice of toast with ½ banana

5 Tips to Squeeze a 30 Minute Workout into Your Busy Day

Finding time to squeeze a workout into your busy day is always challenging. We’re frantically busy from 9-5 and we come home to a world of distractions and commitments. Here are 5 quick tips that will make it easier to fit a 30 minute workout into your hectic schedule. This post will cover an evening jog after work, but we will share some tips for a morning jog in the near future. While we use running as an example here, these techniques can be applied to long distance running, body weight workouts and much more. Plan ahead From the second that your alarm clock jolts you out of sleep early on Monday morning to the moment that you breeze out of the office Friday afternoon, your week is packed

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