Cardio… you know you need it, but how much?

Let’s explore cardio… … in this first of our 4 part series on the American College of Sports Medicine’s Basic Recommendations on the Quality and Quantity of Exercises for Adults. In 2011, the ACSM concluded that the minimum recommended amount of cardio for adults is 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity weekly. But is that […]

Ground Turkey Meat Loaf And Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash

by Brittany Johnson, M.S., R.D.N., Assistant Professor of Dietetics, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego A healthier twist on a classic comfort food… this ain’t your mama’s meatloaf! This high protein, nutrient-dense dinner is a twist on a comfort classic. Mama’s famous meatloaf and mashed potatoes can leave you bloated with fat and excess calories. By […]

Bro, What Type Of Cable Machine Is This?

Bro… So I was at the gym the other day and decided to try my regular exercises on a different cable machine than the one I use regularly. I set the same weight as on the original and when I went ahead with my lift, I realized that it was REALLY light; compared to the […]

Setting and Successfully Achieving Goals

Happy 2017!! I hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year! Let’s face it, 2016 wasn’t exactly the greatest year for many people so let’s set off on the right foot with an optimistic view on what lies ahead.   One of my responsibilities as a personal trainer is to be sure […]

How to tackle the better eating resolution you’ve made!

by Brittany Johnson, M.S., R.D.N., Assistant Professor of Dietetics, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego The new year brings resolutions of healthful eating and weight loss. This is your year to take control of your diet. The biggest mistake I see clients make is taking on too much. Instead of implementing several changes all at once, […]

The Get Fit 30-Day Challenge

As you know, Level One Training and Fitness is a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber in association with Kaiser Permanente is hosting the Get Fit 30-Day Challenge as a way to help individuals get a jump start on their health and fitness resolutions in 2017. The challenge starts on […]

The Complete 12 Days of Fitness

12 F: PLANKS AND SIDE PLANKS are some of the easiest, yet most effective exercises at developing your core strength. They require very little time and no equipment and yet can do wonders at helping to improve your posture and overall performance in many, if not all, activities you participate in. FIRST, be sure you […]