Positive Health Wellness, An Online Resource

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Healthy for Life|

This website is a great resource for everyone looking for important information surrounding health and wellness to live a more positive, healthier and happier life. They strive to make sure that all of their blog posts are very comprehensive and well researched to ensure each topic is covered thoroughly. We like them because they share our philosophy: "Being healthy is [...]

Can exercise make you look younger?

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Studies are now showing there is a very good chance it can. Aging and all it’s encompassing characteristics — fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and even pigmentation—were once thought to be caused by processes of stretching and sagging. We now know it’s actually a process of muscle deflation as our skin becomes less firm and loses structural support our [...]

How To Use Ice Baths For Recovery

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

A few weeks ago we wrote about the importance of recovery, especially after a high intensity workout and showed you how to use tools like massage sticks and lacrosse balls to work out the kinks of your muscles. Check out that post here. Another great technique for recovery: the ice bath. But first, how does it work? In simplest terms, [...]

3 Common Excuses To Avoid Exercising – BUSTED

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

We know - this summer totally flew by for us too. But with the last bits of summer vacations, tanned skins, and family barbeques slowly fading into the back to school routines, its time to shed the ghosts of workouts missed and kick your workout routine back into action. It can be really hard to get back into a regular [...]

Fitness Recovery Tools

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Need a little help for those sore muscles? We have 2 very useful tools for you: the magic stick and the lacrosse ball. Magic Stick This is a great device used to massage your muscles. Physical therapists recommend this tool to treat muscle pain and trigger points. It can aid in the prevention of muscle and joint injuries. Quicker recovery [...]

How to Handle the Heat During Exercise

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Rain or shine, we know how determined our Bootique Fitness community is when it comes to getting our workouts in. But with the major temperature spikes the past few summers, it’s important to carefully acclimate to the heat before continuing an outdoor workout routine. Here’s a roundup of the best tips we could find to safely work out in the [...]

How to Become a Morning Workout Enthusiast

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Wouldn’t it be great to wake up with the sun every morning, feeling energized and ready to blast through your fitness class? They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. That’s three weeks of pushing through until a new routine comes naturally. The trick is to find the tricks that work best for you. Here are some [...]

Improve Your Mental Health With Exercise

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life, Motivation & Mindset|

You’ve heard exercise gives you more energy, provides you with better sleep, and gives you with that natural “high”, but you are still in the workout slump. Unfortunately, and although these are the main reasons to work out, sometimes the desire or need to lose weight or the general “get healthier” thoughts aren’t enough to keep us on that right [...]

Too Busy To Exercise? Not anymore

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Tips to fit in fitness for a jam packed schedule from AM to PM! If you are like the rest of us, you have limited time in your day. Work, kids, social life, travel, appointments…the list goes on and on. In the midst of all this, how are we supposed to fit in exercise? We get up really early and [...]

Need More Energy? Quick Energy Tips

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Healthy for Life|

Lack of Energy? Tips to Enjoy Your Day - Even If It's Monday! Do you wake up every morning still tired? Are you rolling into work feeling drained even though you slept through the night? Unfortunately, when we don’t take care of ourselves with the right foods or exercise regularly, our bodies won’t catch up like is used to. Here [...]