Where the Mind Goes… The Body Will Follow.

Losing weight can be hard, especially for those who are used to immediate results in life.  It is made that much harder if you don’t have the right mindset. Instead, try putting this in your head: Losing weight is achievable.  You CAN do it.  You WILL do it. Lock that...

Proper Spine Alignment During Squats

Squats are one of the most important exercises, as they target several key muscle groups including thighs, calves, back, abs, and arms.  However, they can be a bit intimidating because improper form can result in serious injury.  Don’t let this scare you away though!...

Warming Up for Workouts

Warming up is a crucial aspect of your workout and should never be overlooked.  There are several key actions to remember: First, walk at a brisk pace, or jog, for at least five minutes prior to working out.  This will help ramp up your heart rate so that your cardio...

A Few Words from a FIIT Client

In addition to our regular articles about fitness, I love posting personal anecdotes from actual clients.  Here is one that just came to me from Eric Peterson, a client of Jason Smith Fitness since 2010.  If you have an interesting fitness story to tell, send it my...

Are You Dehydrated? Do You Know How to Tell?

Do you live in Arizona?  We do.  Consider the fact that if you work out, in addition to living in one of the driest and hottest climates in America, that you are consistently losing water— especially during the Summer (or in this case, a 90 degree April). Add to that...

The First Month

If 2017 has turned into a year where you are dragging your feet, and you are eager for a lifestyle change involving health and fitness, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is getting started.  I have found that sometimes it’s not just entering the gym for the first...

Tighten Your Core

If you are new to working out, you may not consider what your core (everything except your extremities) are doing when working out.  It’s easy to forget.  You may be focused on lifting with your arms or focused on a leg workout, but in almost every single strategic...

You Aren’t Done Until You’re Done

When you are doing a set of reps, simply put, do not consider yourself done until you are truly done, and the weights or bands or your mileage goal on the treadmill are truly reached. There’s so much to be said for the last 10% of a given portion of your workout.  If...

The number one key ingredient for physical change…

…is consistency. Whether you are purely dieting, or utilizing an ongoing regiment of fitness, or a combination of the both, the most important thing to keep in mind is that it takes consistency to see change.  There are a large assortment of diets out there, and just...

Focus in the Gym

If you are continually being pushed by a personal trainer through a proper workout, that workout should be challenging.  Safe, but challenging.  This is because sometimes we require the precise kind of encouragement that pushes us to new heights.  Whether your goal is...