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 [...]

10 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

By |2017-01-09T19:56:54+00:00January 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+00:00November 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 [...]