RPE Fitness Blog

Health and fitness rantings...................

1% can make all the difference!


Exercise, stretching and mobilization are all very important pieces to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body, but you may ask how do you fit it into your already jammed schedule? Well, all you have to do is set aside 1% of your day, now that doesn’t seem too much to ask does it?15 Minutes
1% of a day is 14.4 minutes, so lets round it up 15, so that will be 15 minutes dedicated to you! I know that doesn’t sound enough, but you can achieve a great deal in 1% of a day, it can be a heart pounding Tabata interval workout, a relaxing Yoga practice, an all over joint mobilization and muscle stretching routine, etc.

15 minutes is it takes to improve cardiovascular health, strength, muscle flexibility and joint mobility, so just take 1% from everyday to make this powerful commitment to yourself!

2016-04-18 17:45:27

What message are you sending your body?


We constantly feed ourselves nutritionless processed foods, sit for long periods, exercise for woman bikeshort periods to burn off those pesky calories, starve ourselves in hope to shed pounds, consistently stress our systems and we wonder why we are overweight and sick!

Paradoxically one of the most common things I see with people trying to lose weight is over
exercise and starvation! With this approach we are telling our body there is a famine and too hang on to every calorie of stored fat because it’s in a living hell with no end in sight. The body will gladly give up muscle proteins to make energy in order to retain that precious commodity of life, stored body fat. The brain has convinced us, along with help from Jillian Michaels and Oxygen magazine that if you eat like a bird and beat yourself to death at a cardio class or on a treadmill then it will be all rainbows, unicorns and bikinis! Sorry to be the purveyor of bad news but this is rarely the case.

2016-04-09 12:05:26

Stress 101 - And how to manage it


Most have heard about how chronic stress is damaging and you here people complain about being stressed all the time because of work, kids, traffic, life etc, etc.


2016-03-19 17:14:48

7 Signs you may be under eating

One of the main things we see with our clients is that they under eat and usually the worst offenders are those trying to lose weight, It’s true we have been preached to by the diet industry for years saying that we should eat less and move more to shed the lbs, but in my experience this works for a short time and then continued dieting becomes chronic under eating and then a whole new set of problems emerge.


Here are 7 issues that may be caused by under eating

2016-03-07 17:21:29