5 Health Hacks You Haven’t Heard Of

While there are no true shortcuts or hacks for being a fit and healthy person, we’ve shared some lesser known fitness and health tips and facts that just might help you reach your goals faster: 1) Add Olive Oil to your Protein ShakeIf you’re looking to increase healthy fats in your diet, help with inflammation, and increase testosterone and cardiovascular […]


Trainer Spotlight: Meet Jacob

We’re pleased to introduce one of our excellent Nielsen Fitness personal trainers: Jacob!Jacob’s interest in fitness began with the goal of optimizing his body for sports performance combined with the desire to feel more comfortable in his body. Over the years, Jacob’s initial interest in strength training grew into a far broader range of activities, from Mixed-Martial-Arts to Yoga and […]


What Is the Healthiest Snack?

What is the healthiest snack? We have the answer: activity snacks! What are they? Activity snacks are small bursts of movement throughout your day – like snacks to keep you going between meals (aka workouts). Though brief, activity snacks can have significant benefits including:  What Is an Activity Snack? 1. Increases Protein SynthesisSurprisingly, research shows sitting is just as bad […]


5 Ways to Exercise Outdoors This Spring

Spring equinox is around the corner! Are you itching to get outside or struggling to find motivation? As we spend more time indoors and in the dark during the cold winter months, it can be taxing on our physical and mental health. Without sufficient sunlight, our serotonin levels can dip: one of the body’s “happy” chemicals thought to boost energy and […]


Afraid to Start Exercising? Read This!

It can be scary to make changes in your life – even positive ones, like starting to exercise. The reasons for that are complex and largely a result of our brain’s effort to keep us in our comfort zone (aka safe). But it is possible to push through this resistance – and some understanding of the factors that might be at […]


Can I Still Workout After a Fall?

Falls happen – especially in winter – and can leave you with an achy shoulder, bruised hip, or even more severe injuries (like broken bones). Generally speaking, you’ll want to err on the side of caution when it comes to picking your workout routine back up after a fall, but it may be possible to get back to it sooner […]