MÜV Fitness Blog

The Weekend is Here, Don’t Let Your Exercise Disappear!

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 21, 2017

You’ve probably heard much about “weekend warriors,” those individuals who don’t exercise much during the week but then jump a little bit too eagerly into the action during the weekend. Many limp into work on Monday morning nursing new wounds. But, what about the opposite? What about those faithful weekday gym-goers who do a TGIF “last chance workout” while everyone else is at happy hour, and then sit like slugs on Saturday and are sloth-like on Sunday? The fact is that working out all week doesn’t cancel out the problems associated with weekend inactivity.

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Topics: exercise

Build a Strong Body and Mind: 4 Benefits of Using Exercise as a Path to Positivity

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 15, 2017

If your workout is good for your body, you can bet it’s also great for your brain. Studies show a key to mental and physical health is exercise. Whether you enjoy yoga, running, weightlifting, swimming or other forms of training; exercise can help you feel more positive, balanced and focused.

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Topics: exercise, healthy living

Interval Training vs. Steady-State Cardio

Posted by Julianne Will on April 25, 2017

Cardio is perfect for keeping your heart healthy, your brain happy, and your body lean. But there is so much more to it than stepping on a treadmill for a 30-minute stroll. Instead, boost your results and beat boredom by combining interval training and steady-state cardio.
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Topics: cardio workouts, exercise

BCAAs: What Are They and Do I Need Them?

Posted by Cristiano D. on April 20, 2017

Ok, you’ve got your gym bag packed and you're heading for the gym. As you enter the gym, you notice everybody’s drinking brightly colored liquid from their shakers. You turn and ask a Thor look-a-like what everyone’s drinking, and he answers “BCAAs Bro!”
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Topics: exercise, Dietary supplement

20 Minute Outdoor Workout

Posted by Cristiano D. on March 01, 2017

Winter is coming. I know, I know, I’m sorry. It’s a cliché pop culture reference you’re probably sick of hearing. But the reality is; Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here! But that doesn't mean you don't have to workout. In fact, here's a 20 minute outdoor workout to help you stay on track.

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Topics: training tips, exercise

Work Up To Heavy Lifting With These Bodyweight Workout Basics!

Posted by Danielle S. on January 31, 2017

If you made a resolution to tone up and get into better shape in 2017, you're definitely not alone. But let's face it: being a gym newbie can be intimidating and even downright scary. While you may feel comfortable enough on the exercise bike or treadmill, the thought of hitting up the free-weight area might leave you feeling super uneasy. Not to worry! By mastering a few basic bodyweight workout moves, you can eventually work your way up to weight lifting with confidence.

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Topics: workout tips, exercise

3 Reasons Why Cardio Alone Won't Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Posted by Sara M on January 23, 2017

I'll admit it; the gym can be a pretty intimidating place. But I caution all of us to avoid falling into the trap of just doing the things we're comfortable with. This is especially important for those of us who always gravitate toward the stationary bikes, stair steppers, treadmills, or elliptical machines. Think of it this way: if the only section of the gym you use is the cardio area, you very well may be slowing your progress. Read on to learn why.

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Topics: exercise, HIIT

A 30-Minute Full Body Workout That You Can Squeeze in No Matter How Busy You Are!

Posted by Natalie Roberts on December 07, 2016

During the holidays most of us want to spend as much time as possible with loved ones, so workouts often drop to the bottom of our priorities list. We all do it because let’s be honest – spending time with family and friends is exactly what Christmas is all about!

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Topics: workout tips, workout routine, exercise

Five Ways to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Posted by Autumn Enloe on December 05, 2016

The holiday season is officially amongst us which means temptations, temptations, temptations. For many people, the holidays is a difficult time to stay on track with things like eating, exercise, and sleep. That’s why I suggest approaching this holiday season with the realization that it’s not about perfection, and you can overcome a lot of the holiday temptations if you set a plan in place.


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Topics: fitness tips, workout tips, exercise

Functional Workouts: Sweat Like Your Favorite Football Pros

Posted by Selena R. on October 11, 2016

With football season capturing the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere once again, it's time to start training like a pro at the gym. While not every NFL-inspired drill can make it into your weekly fitness routine, there are a few functional workouts that can help you look and feel like you're out on the field. You may never make the history books like Walter Payton did but you can start toning your body to look like a professional athlete.

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Topics: strength training, exercise