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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Maximizing Your YouCoach Session Boot Camps

Whether you are a personal training client who works out with a YouCoach several times a week, or the occasional “boot camper,” you can maximize your results with our fitness professionals through a few easy…

Best Stretches To Prevent Soreness Between Workouts

Stretching is a key component in preventing injury and increasing flexibility and range of motion. While working out I recommend for client to perform PNF stretches, otherwise known as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. PNF stretching often…

How to Get Started on Your Fitness Journey

Taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle can be challenging at first because, where do you begin? For starters, try doing 15 to 20 minutes of brisk walking on the treadmill or outside for…

Workout Tips for the Family

Getting stronger together strengthens a bond as a family. Most families face these two challenges that get in the way: time and electronics. Research shows the physical and mental benefits of unplugging electronics and spending…

How Taking a Yoga Class Can Help With Anxiety

Flow, posture, controlled breathing, focused attention, and balance are all signs that you’re in a good yoga class (and hopefully one at Youfit *wink*). Some of you might be saying “I’d never be caught in…

How Fitness Can Help With Depression

Sure, we all know that exercise is good for the body.  But did you know that exercise is also good for your mental well-being? Like, REALLY good! According to the World Health Organization, 300 million…

Defeat the Summer Heat & Work Out Outdoors

When it comes to working out outside (especially in the summer heat), I always welcome embracing mother nature and enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors. However, I always encourage my clients to be prepared…

5 Tips Stay Out of Harm’s Way Your First Gym Day

Many members go through an overwhelming (but also really exciting) experience when it comes to hitting the gym for the first time! Learning how to use the new equipment, getting acquainted with new faces and…

“Gymtimidation”

Are burpees not the newest drink craze? Do kettlebells make a ringing or whistling sound? What if I foam roll the “wrong” way and someone sees?! From the lingo to the potential for someone to…

Exercise Your Creative Mind

Yep, Creativity Day is a thing – it’s on May 30. Granted, there seems to be a ‘day’ for everything these days, but we happen to be big fans of creativity! (Except for whoever ‘created’…

Take up a New Fitness Hobby

If you’ve ever been told – or told someone else – that they need to get a hobby, well, turns out it may have actually been very good advice. And thoughtful advice. Fitness is a…

First Day of Spring Workout

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’”— Robin Williams Well, Youfit Fam, the first day of spring is upon us and it’s time for a fiesta! This party, though, is to celebrate a fresh…

Re-Engaging With the Gym

So maybe that New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym fell a little short. The gym is less crowded in February anyway, right? Well February’s over now, and… Okay, so the excuses have…

30 Days of Workout Videos

Here’s the thing – just by setting your mind on getting your workouts in gear for 2019, you’re taking a huge step forward toward actually getting it done. But it’s the ‘getting it done’ part…