The Bench: Benefits and Alternatives

In the fitness community there seems to be an obsession with building a strong chest. Many fitness enthusiasts focus on how much they can bench and how good they look doing it, but what is…

Healthy At-Home Fast Foods

Although we all want to eat healthy and make the time to whip up a nourishing meal, sometimes life happens and it seems too much. But by having these staples on hand, you’ll find it…

Building Community in YouGX Classes

When it comes to fitness there is actually some truth to the old adage: ‘there is strength in numbers,’ especially if you’re the type that plans to go at it alone. The benefits of working…

Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is quickly approaching and you may be preparing for holiday travel. Whether it be to reconnect with family and friends or to take a much-needed vacation,…

Success Story: Jean Moses

We always emphasize the importance of being the best you there is. Well, this week, we’re psyched to tell you about Youfit member, Jean Moses! She says it is never too early or too late…

2 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

We all know the classic Thanksgiving staples that are irreplaceable when it comes to making healthy choices. Don’t worry; we’re not telling you to give up your beloved mac’n’cheese or cranberry sauce, but by adding…

Protein: When? How Much? And What For?

Nowadays I’m sure you’re getting health recommendations from everyone to the opinionated guy in the gym to your cousin’s girlfriend’s uncle’s best friend. When you should take protein, why you should take it, what the…

Success Story: Ciara Johnson

“Personal trainers are so expensive, I can’t afford to get in shape.” “I just really like food and can’t stick to a healthy diet.”  Do either of these statements sound relatable? At one point or…

Keto vs. Paleo: What You Need to Know

Gaining popularity in the diet culture, the paleo and keto diets share some similarities but hold completely different theories. The paleo diet, also known as the “caveman diet”, follows the idea that eating unrefined and…

5 Surprising Benefits of Zumba

Who hasn’t heard of the dance exercise craze that swept the globe! Zumba has taken the fitness industry by storm over the last few years with its fun, energetic workout style and it’s constantly evolving…

Injury Prevention 101

Whether you’re  a first time gym user or a well-rounded athlete, injury prevention is one of the most overlooked and crucial components of exercise. Without proper preparation and guidance from a fitness professional, injuries are…

Breaking Down Intermittent Fasting

Quieting a  rumbling stomach with a cool glass of water is the “so-called” self-control you need to lose a few pounds and stay healthy… or is it? Intermittent fasting (IF) is gaining popularity in the…

Best Workouts for When You’re Sore

Your plan was to hit the gym today. When you woke up and rolled out of bed you felt every sore muscle in your body- ok extra store. Your muscles feel tight,  but you still…

Success Story: Tala Montez

While the journey to personal fitness is different for every individual, the path to health and wellness can be shared with and enhanced by the influence of others. Teamwork makes the dream work, baby! Tala…

3 Proven Health Benefits of Pumpkin

With fall coming right around the corner, pumpkin everything is filling grocery store shelves! Although pumpkin-flavors may taste great to most of us, the actual vegetable is packed with so many nutrients that it’s easy…

5 Tips for Living Your Best Life

Eminem told us “You only got one shot” so it must be true, right? Well in a sense, yes. We only have one life to live, so let’s do our best to make it a…

Best Stretches to Prevent Back Soreness

Many daily activities can cause back pain, like carrying around a kid, slouching at your desk, and hovering over your smartphone. Back soreness or injury is no joke, and research indicates that about 56% of…

The Best Base Exercises for Maximum Results

It’s easy to say, “I need to go workout,” but if you’re not sure what to do it can be a pretty daunting task. That’s why you need a plan to keep you motivated for…

What To Eat On Rest Days

Rest days and active days can look very different from person to person, just like someone’s diet. Figuring out what foods are the best for you at the right times doesn’t have to be so…