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…

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…

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…

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…

Fall for Fitness: The Time for Change is Now

The end of summer can be a bittersweet time of year. The summer months were filled with family time, outdoor activities, never-ending amounts of sun and gentle breezes. Ahhhh. But there’s something about the crisp,…

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…

4 Myths about YouGX Debunked

Do you suffer from “gymtimidation” (fear of going to the gym), or perhaps you opt to workout alone because group settings make you nervous? We get it, but we guarantee that group fitness classes are…

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…

YouGX Back on Track Week

There’s just something about summer that is so captivating. The sun is shining down every day giving us an instant mood boost. The summer months have been filled with pool parties, trips to the beach,…

Top 5 Tips for National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month and in honor of that, we’ve comprised a list of the top 5 ways to start supporting your overall wellness today! Get outside and exercise. Yes, Youfit Health Clubs offers…

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…

Healthy Hearts Week YouGX Facts

Your adult heart beats around 100,000 times a day, with at least one beat per second. With all that heavy lifting, it’s imperative that your heart is fully functioning at optimal health. Lucky for you,…

The 10 Steps for a Slimmer, Healthier You

This post has been brought to you by Mario Naccarato, the Head YouCoach at Youfit Tallahasse Monroe St. So you’ve signed up for Countdown to Change: 60 Days to a Slimmer, Healthier You… Now what… Close…

Back to School Workout Tips for Parents

Back to school brings the inevitable: school lunches, car lines, and after school activities. It is this time of year where you usually find life gets a little busier, which can sometimes lead to your…

Finding Your “Why” For Getting In Shape

Here at Youfit, each member is entitled to a free personal training assessment with one of our certified YouCoaches. During this assessment, a YouCoach will help you establish your personal goals, determine your current fitness…