MOVE OF THE MONTH – LUNGES!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Aside from squats, lunges are my next favorite exercise.  Lunges allow you to shape and strengthen almost every muscle in the lower body - hips, glutes, quads, hamstring and calves. Lunges are a bit tougher than squats because the split stance puts you in an unstable position, which challenges your … [Read more...]

BELLY FAT – HOW TO LOSE IT!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Getting rid of your abdominal fat is important for more than just vanity's sake.  Excess abdominal fat – also known as visceral fat - surrounds your liver and other organs and is extremely unhealthy.  Even those who are of healthy weight but have excess belly fat have an increased risk of health … [Read more...]

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! TIPS FOR MAKING AND KEEPING YOUR RESOLUTIONS

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) After a long year and a busy holiday season, it can be overwhelming when your list of New Year’s resolutions is as long as or even longer than your holiday shopping list.  As if the post-holiday slump isn’t enough to increase your anxiety, just knowing that you did not keep the prior year’s resolutions … [Read more...]

No-Regret Holiday Treats

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) The holiday season is here and with it comes time spent with family and friends eating delicious food – lots of it! While indulging in these seasonal treats is fun, it is not much fun to see the number of the scale creeping up.  It is so easy to get caught up in the spirit of the season and lose track … [Read more...]

Strength Training for Weight Loss!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez, cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) I am willing to bet that when you think about what the best workout for weight loss is, your mind does not immediately jump think of strength training.  Right?  Well, you should. While it is true that doing cardio will make your heart work hard and as a result, help your body burn calories, strength … [Read more...]

Staying Sane Through the Holidays: Mental Health Tips

Written by: Danielle Cale cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Some of us find it quite difficult to get through the holidays. We know we’re supposed to be spending this time spreading holiday cheer, catching up with loved ones, and making memories. However, we often find ourselves juggling work, last minute shopping, family chaos, and preparations for travel … [Read more...]

Lighten up Thanksgiving: Healthy Tips

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland,Ohio) Thanksgiving is easily everyone’s favorite holiday.  It is a day to enjoy time with friends and family.  Unfortunately, it is also a day that involves lots of food – some not so healthy – and it is easy to over-indulge.  Before you panic, below is a list of tips that will allow you to enjoy the day … [Read more...]

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee – What’s all the hype about?

Written By: Danielle Cale, cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Most of us love to start our day with that classic hot & delicious cup of joe. In addition to transforming us from zombies to productive worker bees,   coffee has some incredible health benefits you may not know about. In moderation, coffee can: Improve liver health by decreasing harmful … [Read more...]

Push-ups – Why should you learn to love them!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) When you think of the push-up exercise, you may not think there is much to them but you are wrong.  It is amazing the benefits that one simple exercise can deliver.  When doing a push-up (correctly, of course), you will be working several different muscle groups because push-ups fall into the compound … [Read more...]

Don’t let Halloween Scare YOU!

Written By: Ariel, Intern at Prescription Fitness Personal Training Center (Cleveland, Ohio) Halloween is here! This fun filled holiday comes with tricks and bountiful treats. Don't lose sight of your fitness and nutrition goals as a decorative bowl of sweets is placed before you. Between the fall festivals, trick or treating, and pumpkin flavored everything, keep in mind that the abundant … [Read more...]