Fitness Tips

At our personal fitness studio in Spring, TX, we want you to succeed.

That's why Hard Body By TOMMIE recommends the following fitness tips to improve your personal fitness.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water not only prevents dehydration and fatigue, it also flushes toxins and fats. Water is a vital part of your bodies normal functions. Conversely, you must also guard against over consumption of H2O. Too much water, generally within a short period, may dilute your trace minerals and upset your electrolyte balance.

Chart Your Progress

Keep track of your progress and activities by using a fitness log. Charting your progress not only lets you see your improvement, but also keeps you motivated to maintain or surpass personal records. Fitbits and other electronic devices can be great motivators.

Replace Your Sneakers

Replace your shoes often. Make sure you always have proper support for your chosen activity. If you wear the same shoes each time you exercise, try and replace them after 3 or 4 months. And as a rule no longer than 6 months. Incorrect or worn footwear can cause serious harm to your skeletal system. You may experience joint pain and discomfort, as well as disc inflammation and plantar fasciitis just to name a few.

Stretch Before and After Exercise

Stretching and flexibility are important aspects of good physical fitness. Stretch for at least 10 minutes before and after working out. This will increase blood flow, prevent cramping, and increase flexibility. When stretching before a workout, it's best to stretch after warming up, as this will help loosen up muscles. If you can't stretch beforehand, then make stretching after a priority.

Be Consistent

Don't take the all-or-nothing approach. It's better to do a little training than none at all. Have a backup plan for all of your workouts. Choose activities you like. Your workout should be comfortable and rewarding.

Resting In Between Sets

Taking a breather in between sets is important. Rome wasn't built in one day and you won't look like Ryan Reynolds or Scarlett Johansson after one workout. Take your time and do it right. Your body needs time between exercises to recover. During this time your body processes out lactic acid and oxygen is received to do more work. So take your time. As you get in better condition, your rest time will naturally decrease.

Snacking

There are good foods and bad foods. Avoid processed foods such as chips, frozen entrées, cookies, and concentrated juices. These things are often high in sodium, fat, sugar, calories and have little nutritional value. Some may even be harmful. Instead try eating foods that are more nutritionally satisfying. Keep this simple rule: Fresh, Frosty, or Frozen! This means shop the outside aisles of the store.

Perfect Salmon Recipe



•Lemon pepper both sides of your Salmon filet
•(optional) Lightly coat the meat side with dijon mustard
•Pre-heat skillet for 3 mins.
•Place filet on skillet skin side down for 3 mins
•After 3 mins, flip
•Cook for 3 more additional mins
•Done! Bon Appetit