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…

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…

Introducing Fitness Genes!

A lot of us ask ourselves “how do I get healthy?” or “what diets or exercise work best for me”? As we are all different, it’s important to know our bodies and what makes us…

Stress Relieving Workouts

April is National Stress Awareness Month and if you’ve been feeling a little stressed out, know that you are not alone! A recent Youfit Health Clubs survey found that over 70% of respondents suffer from…

10 Reasons to Workout Today

December has arrived and you’re looking to end the year strong! You may be looking to burn those extra calories from your Thanksgiving meal. Working out is the perfect way to do that and more!…

5 Ways Exercise Helps Relieve Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and if you’ve been feeling a little stressed out, know that you are not alone! A recent Youfit Health Clubs survey found over 70% of respondents suffer from daily…

How To Get Started at the Gym, at Any Time

Youniverse Contributor Logan Hogan If you aren’t used to going to the gym (or even if you just started at a new gym), it can be a daunting experience. It can feel uncomfortable. Scary. Or…

5 Tips for a Great Morning Trip to the Gym

Youniverse Contributor Katie Rosenbrock Very few people in this world would call waking up early to go to the gym “easy.” For most people — even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts — getting out of…

Prepping and Stretching 101

Youniverse Contributor Heather Hesington How many gym-goers really take the time to stretch and prepare their bodies for an intense workout every visit? Stretching may seem like a waste of time to some, but even…

The Four-Week Workout Plan for Beginners

Youniverse Contributor Lynsee Hee Kyeong Exercise is just as essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as nourishing the body with nutrient dense foods is.  It can be a little confusing determining a workout schedule that will…

Interval Training

Youniverse Contributor: Jason R. Karp, Ph.D., of run-fit.com There has been a lot of commotion lately about interval training. Once the training secret of the world’s best runners, interval training has become the new buzz…