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Louisiana-based business Leaf + Root creates wellness products from organic healing ingredients

Leaf + Root is a Covington-based business that creates handcrafted products in small batches out of organic healing ingredients. Devan Benoit-Guidry...

DIG Tries: GymFit’s jazz funk class with Saintsation Dylon Hoffpauir

Following our previous DIG Tries experience at GymFit, we decided to test out another class taught by one of our new favorite teachers, Dylon...

Fresh Junkie provides healthy meals for people on the go

Fresh Junkie will make your lunch while you pick up your breakfast.  The day I popped into Fresh Junkies, I had a busy day ahead of me: work at my...

Category - Health & Fitness

Fitness: The benefits of the stability ball

Who doesn’t want a firm, toned abdominal region? Tightening up the mid-section is one of the most common motivators for many people as they embark on a new fitness routine. One hindrance to working the abdominal muscles...

Fitness: New approaches to running

“To run or not to run?” That is the question. It is the question many people ask themselves when deciding on what type of cardio exercise will help them get the fastest and most effective results. Daylight savings time...

Exercise Overload

Train hard, but train smart too! With the New Year over a month underway many people are starting on fresh new workout programs and pushing forward towards their results at full speed ahead. After a month or two many...

The Benefits of Plyometric Training

Explode for results! One of the best ways to push your muscles to the max is to completely change up how you exercise to shock them into growing stronger, bigger, and more functional. This is plyometrics—the category of...

January Jogging

By Johanna Collier So you need to get in shape. What do you plan to do? Start running? That’s what many people tend to associate with “getting in shape,” and that association is not without good reason. Running is a...

The Power of Visualization

By Sammy Cusimano Fitness is all mental, plain and simple. Everything breaks down to focus, concentration, motivation, discipline and visualization. In order to stay interested in exercising, it is completely necessary...

A New Year, A New You

By Sammy Cusimano It’s a New Year! Now is the best time to turn over a new leaf and start a brand new routine of exercise and eating right. You owe it to yourself to live a higher quality of life in 2016. The way to get...

Crunches vs. Sit-ups

By Sammy Cusimano Quicker abdominal workouts with better results, how is it possible? The answer: Crunches! For a tighter and more toned abdomen, crunches beat sit-ups. Sit-ups do require more physical exertion and...

The Proper Lateral Raise

By Sammy Cusimano Shoulders impress! Men and women alike look better, feel better, and perform daily activities better when their shoulder muscles are strong and functional. Whether you want more toned arms while...

Total Core Training

By Sammy Cusimano “How do I get rid of this?” Picture a person asking this question as they clutch their abdomen. This is one of the most common complaints a personal trainer will hear from prospective clients before...

The Playground Workout

By Sammy Cusimano Life is busy! There is no doubt about that. One of the biggest challenges to most people is finding the time to work out. Students have to find time around their class schedules, professionals have to...

Full Body vs. Split Workouts

By Sammy Cusimano Is it better to train the entire body in one workout or focus on specific muscle groups each day to achieve maximum results? This is a question that fitness enthusiasts have debated for quite some time...

HIIT The Gym

By Sammy Cusimano Burn more calories in a much shorter amount of time while also increasing muscle tone – does this sound too good to be true? Not only is it possible, but also a much more effective and preferred...

Punch Away the Pounds

By Tommy Romanach @TRomanach As Baton Rouge heads into the thick of summer, gym attendance tends to drop as fast as temperatures rise. Gabe Miller thinks he’s found a solution. Miller is owner of UFC Gym on Perkins...

Geaux CrossFit

By Tesalon Felicien The panting begins just after 5 a.m., then the sweat forms. A middle-aged man powers through 10 bench press reps; the bar clangs as he returns it to its holster. Another jumps rope, the rope whistles...

Capital City Fitness

By Morgan Prewitt @kmprewitt_TDR It’s 5 a.m. on a Monday in the summer, and I’m running late. I run to my car and quickly type the address of a gym I’d never heard of until two days ago—FamilyFit Athletics—into Google...

Paddle Up!

By Tommy Romanach @TRomanach Once a week, BREC’s Liberty Lagoon is transformed from Water Park to teaching ground, educating Baton Rouge natives to the intrepid world of kayaking. Paddle Up is BREC’s summer program that...

The Right Fit

By Morgan Prewitt @kmprewitt_TDR Getting in shape is not a one-size-fits-all affair. Although running and traditional weightlifting may work for some, others are stuck in fitness limbo as they search for fun ways to get...

How to Fix Your Lagging Motivation

By Emilie Mestayer It’s not always easy to continually stay motivated enough to tackle your current fitness routine. We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean you should give up completely on staying active during the...

Three Steps to Slim

By Andrew Serpas We’ve all been there. It’s a couple of weeks until a big event where we will have to show off, for lack of better terms, how our body looks, but the only problem is that we actually can’t even fit into...

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