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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 4 REASONS WHY PRIORITIZING SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR HEALH & FITNESS GOALS

    4 REASONS WHY PRIORITIZING SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR HEALH & FITNESS GOALS

    I don't know about you, but back in the days when taking a nap was a required part of your daily schedule (like in kindergarten), it was always the last thing I wanted to do.After all, playing duck duck goose or tag were much more important activities. But now that I'man adult and "nap time" isn't necessarily a required daily activity, I find myself wishing I was back inkindergarten again, only this time around I would be sure to take full advantage of nap time! Here's why naps aren't just for toddler's - A good nap can get you out of that mid-day slump,recharge your energy, and leave you more alert and in a better mood. How often do you hear someonetell you, "I had an awesome ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 3 TIPS TO PREVENTING WINTER WEIGHT GAIN

    3 TIPS TO PREVENTING WINTER WEIGHT GAIN

    Today, we’re taking a cold, hard
    look at winter weight gain {no pun intended}.It’s a common problem—people tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months. But we want to give you a few tipsthat will help you fight backagainst wicked ole Mrs. Winter! Let’s waste no time, that way we’ll have less to deal with when the warm breezes start blowing! The good, the bad…and the solution. Although winter weight gain varies from person to person, research shows the average gain to be five to seven pounds!Some people gain this extra weight because they have Seasonal Affective Disorder—a type of winter depression.But most of ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

    HOW TO FUEL YOUR BODY TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

    Whether you're new to working out or you consider yourself well-versed in the world of exercise, performance and diet go hand-in-hand.
    In order to be able to train at the peak of your ability, get the most out of your workouts, and also recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, making sure you feed your body what it needs. Let's talk aboutcars for a second -- Your car requires gas in order to run, andyou have a choice of gasoline gradesto put in your car depending on the performance you want out of it. Likewise,your body requires fuel for energy, and just as there are different grades ofgasolinethere are different types of food to fuel yourbody. Trying to work ....

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  • JANUARY DEADLINES AND CONTESTS: YOUR KEYS TO FITNESS VICTORY


    Have you ever told yourself that you are going to lose weight and get fit in time for spring, only to be frustrated when warm weather rolls around? It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide any more. “ Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago ?” we ask ourselves. “ If only I had started sooner !” Regret-proof your spring: set a

    deadline



    The best way to protect yourself from a regret-filled spring is to set a deadline and start NOW. Deadlines are powerful motivators. Without a deadline, you really have ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 8 HOLIDAY PARTY TIPS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS

    8 HOLIDAY PARTY TIPS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS GOALS

    We want you to just bring chicken and broccoli to all holiday parties this year -- the end. Just kidding! We like to eat just as much as you do so let's take advantage of the holiday foods and pair them with workouts. As you probably know by now, working out prior to eating, especially sugary foods, can help offset the calories and put them to good use for recovery. Now, you can't go hogging down the entire dessert table, but splurging after doing a workout at Stax is our best advice. We also urge you to treat holiday meals like any other meal of the day. Do your best to stay within your goals and guidelines. Follow these other holiday party tips to enjoy the company of your friends ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF (WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFE)

    7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF (WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFE)

    A ccording to Science Daily, the top 4 reasons why dieters don't lose weight are: 1) Underestimating Calories Consumed 2) Overestimating Activity and Calories Burned 3) Poor Timing of Meals 4) Inadequate Sleep But in reality, it goes far deeper than those reasons. The underlying issue is that the dieting measures most people take are overly restrictive. Many of us associate dieting with restrictionandsacrifice - doing things we don't want to do in order to improve ourselves. That association (and the subsequent actions we take as a result) is typically what causes issues when it comes to losing weight. But trust me when I ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    HOW TO GET BACK TO THE GYM AFTER A LONG BREAK

    Life has a strange way of surprising us and derailing our carefully thought out plans. We’ve all been there before, and trust us when we say, we know the struggle is real. You were going to the gym and really putting in the sweat equity towards reaching your health and fitness goals. You had your workout schedule worked out perfectly and you were totally in your groove feeling awesome. But then something came up and you started missing workout sessions. Maybe it was a vacation or a holiday. Or maybe you came down with the flu. Maybe you got injured or had a stressful work deadline. Or maybe it was simply because your schedule ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 10 WAYS TO FIGHT OFF NIGHTTIME SNACK ATTACKS

    10 WAYS TO FIGHT OFF NIGHTTIME SNACK ATTACKS

    Remember that old saying your parents used to say to you as a kid: “Nothing good happens after midnight”? They probably weren’t referring to the nighttime snack munchies, but in this case, that’s exactly what we’re referring to. We’ve all been there before; we’re sitting on the couch watching our favorite t.v. show after a long day of successfully keeping our willpower on high, and all the sudden we drop our guard and fall victim to the dreaded nighttime snack attack. Where one handful of those powdery cheesy puffs leads to another and before you know it, you’re reaching for the bottom of the bag. Ugh it’s the worst. That’s ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - QUITTING THE SCALE: 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T WEIGH YOURSELF

    QUITTING THE SCALE: 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T WEIGH YOURSELF

    Before you read any further, stop whatever you're doing and remind yourself that HARD WORK PAYS OFF.
    And speaking of hard work, losing weight is
    hard work. It involves being consistent, dedicated, and patient, which we all know is a virtue ;-) And if you're like most people, you want to see results almost immediately that justify your hard work. And for most people, those results have to do with seeing that number on the scale go steadily down. So what do you do? You weigh yourself. Even though you know you shouldn’t, you weigh yourself every day because you need a reason to keep motivated. Everything is fine until the unthinkable happens: the number on the ....

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  • Personal Training near  Johns Creek - Stax Elite Training - 10 TIPS TO HELP YOU BEAT THE HEAT WITH YOUR SUMMERTIME WORKOUTS

    10 TIPS TO HELP YOU BEAT THE HEAT WITH YOUR SUMMERTIME WORKOUTS

    Baby, it's
    HOT
    outside!

    Summertime in the south is no joke, it really doesn't take much to make you sweat! If you've been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may (or may not) be surprised at the new challenges that keeping to your workout regimenin the summertime throws at you. You're probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity much differently than it does to cooler, drier conditions. BUT, don't let the heat cause you to lose your momentum! After all, its prime swimsuit season and ain't nobody got time to start over now. Rest assured, you CAN keep working hard in the summer, you just have to adjust your approach a little. With ....

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