10 Reasons to Perform Push-Ups

By | 2017-06-11T11:41:36+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

If you’re a Bootique Fitness member, you’ll be aware of our monthly do-something-daily fitness challenges this year. Several of our physical challenges have included exercises that contain pushing motions. Why do we think push-ups are so important, and what should you be doing to perfect this super-move? We’ve got ten reasons you should push it—push it real good! Push-ups look [...]

Juli’s Spin on Chicken Fried Rice

By | 2017-06-05T19:44:50+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Serves: 2-3 Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins INGREDIENTS For the sauce 1 (8 ounce) bottle of coconut aminos 1 tablespoon sriracha 1 teaspoon sesame oil ½ teaspoon fish sauce For the rice 2 tablespoons ghee 1 pound chicken thighs, cubed into bize size pieces salt, to taste 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 orange bell pepper, diced [...]

The Reason Runners Have Trouble With Weight Loss

By | 2017-05-06T15:16:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Can you out-run the scale? Look around San Diego and you’ll find no shortage of runners. There’s no doubt that running has its perks — it’s free (well... not including the specialized running sneakers), outdoors, and you don’t really need lessons to learn how to do it! Unfortunately, if you’re running because you think it will make you thin like [...]

Tips for Ex-Runners

By | 2017-03-17T09:47:26+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

San Diego is full of runners. You see them everywhere, from beach boardwalks to steep trails and hills. Unfortunately, running all the time sooner or later often leads to one thing… injury. Some injuries heal quickly, but others are more long-term problems that may interfere with the ability to run at all. For runners who are used to *only* running, [...]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Sage Beef Stew

By | 2017-01-09T20:02:31+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Serves: 5-6 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 8 hours INGREDIENTS ½ pound bacon, diced 2 pounds beef stew meat ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt 8-10 sage leaves, minced ½ yellow onion, minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup button mushrooms 2 cups diced butternut squash 1 bundle of poultry herbs (rosemary, thyme, and sage), wrapped in twine [...]

10 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

By | 2017-01-09T19:56:54+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Building Muscle is More Important than you Think If you’re actively pursuing, developing, or considering a fitness program, you may want to add strength training to the mix. With strength training, building muscle is only one part of the equation and it’s not all about trying to develop a bodybuilder physique. Sure, you’ll get some extra definition and look more [...]

8 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

By | 2016-11-07T10:51:06+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

HIIT It! Build muscle and burn fat with high intensity interval training Let’s begin with the basics: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a form of fast-paced cardiovascular exercise that alternates repeated periods of short and intense exercise with less intense recovery periods. The intense exercise portions may range from seconds to full minutes and are aimed to be performed [...]

3 Signs That Your Workout Is Too Hard

By | 2016-11-07T10:51:18+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Train Hard, but Train Smart As a San Diego boot camp provider, we are all about encouragement, support and motivation. But we would never want someone in our community to be pushed so hard out of their comfort zone that they become injured or emotionally scarred. This is why we are proud to offer small group fitness classes, where the [...]

Why We Cave on the Foods We Crave

By | 2016-06-22T16:01:53+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Do you ever have those days where you would do just about anything for a slice of chocolate cake? We’ve all been there. Many times. And it seems like most people have, considering the amount of research that has been done on food cravings and how to deal with them. Check it out: Marc David, founder of the Institute for [...]

A Sweaty Little Beauty Secret

By | 2016-05-16T14:41:12+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Have you ever noticed the near-flawless complexions of pro-athletes? No, it’s not the sports drinks or the expensive gym clothes that make them look so good. It’s due in part to a magical little thing called sweat. The next time you complete a gloriously sweaty workout session (ever been to a Bootique Dance Fitness Party?), take a moment to think [...]