Why Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work

By |2018-10-28T15:49:55+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

We all want abs of steel, but for anyone who has tried to do a million crunches and wondered why they don’t have a six pack, it’s simple. Spot reduction doesn’t work. Fat is stored energy and it gets recruited equally from all areas of the body, although where you gain weight first is usually the last place you lose [...]

Down with the sickness?

By |2018-03-14T23:26:05+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

The sniffles, headaches, coughs, body pains, fatigue, and tiredness have all joined forces to bring to you exclusively, cold season! Oh, what joy! It comes every year without fail, lingering and choosing it's victims one by one. When you become the victim, it is hard to know exactly what the right precautions are to take when it comes to sticking [...]

10 Reasons to Perform Push-Ups

By |2017-06-11T11:41:36+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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 [...]

Spring in San Diego: Handle the Heat!

By |2018-03-14T23:26:06+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

The rainy season is over and boy are the hills GREEN! This winter brought rain, and with it probably came some excuses to skip a workout or two. Now that spring has sprung, get ready to put those excuses in the closet with your umbrella and join our personal training groups outside. There are so many benefits to outdoor exercise, [...]

How Clean Eating Has A Major Affect On Health

By |2018-03-14T23:26:06+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

There are many concerns about whether or not what we eat and what we use on a daily basis can cause cancer. Some people question: do cell phones cause cancer? Does what I eat cause cancer? While they may not cause cancer, what we eat certainly can fight off chances of it happening at all. What are the Causes of [...]

Tips for Ex-Runners

By |2017-03-17T09:47:26+00:00March 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+00:00February 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 [...]

Can exercise make you look younger?

By |2018-03-14T23:26:06+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

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 [...]