Pedro of Aztec Fitness has been sponsored by Brooks I.D. program for the second year in a row. Brooks I.D. stands for Inspire Daily. These two simple words guide the principles of the program. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 2,000 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning ...Read More → Share
How Strong Should I Be?
Throughout high school and college, it was always more, more and more. Bench press as much as you can and squat as many times your body weight as you can. As we age, our bodies begin to fight back through pain and injuries letting us know that it may not be the wisest thing to just lift as much weight as we can.
Weight training is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Without it, research shows ...Read More → Share
My 3 year old son has trouble managing his emotions. He’s made considerable gains since he was 2, but still has a long way to go (of course, I’m kidding). When he begins to show the signs of a temper tantrum, I say, “…be happy or you get a time out.” It occurred to me recently that I’m actually commanding ...Read More → Share
Break A Sweat!
Exercise and Hydration
We hear it all the time: “Break that sweat…come on now!” We grow up thinking that the more you sweat, the better the workout. While this is true to some extent, there are certain limitations and myths that go along with it. Here’s the myth: “If I sweat when I workout…then the more sweat the better the workout!”
Wrong. And we see it all the time. People work out with hooded sweaters and long sweat ...Read More → Share
To avoid what is now called “Metabolic Syndrome” there are five numbers that have to be within certain limits for you to have the best chance at not developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Also, to reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. They are: cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, blood sugar and waist circumference. You will most likely be prescribed medications to keep the numbers under control if you fall outside the limits. Thankfully, doctors are giving ...Read More → Share