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December 21, 2017

The Best of 2017 for the Health and Beauty Queen

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Whether you’ve procrastinated on holiday gift shopping (no judgement) or you’re just looking to give yourself a little something extra, check out my favorite products of 2017 for looking fabulous and staying healthy!

Staying active and eating healthy are my mainstays for feeling great everyday. You don’t need fancy things to stay fit! However, having a few feel-good items is fun! I am a firm believer in buying top-notch items that make me feel and look my best, both inside and outside of the gym.

So whether you’re treating yourself or someone else still on your list, here are a few of my tried and true favorites. Read More

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December 11, 2017

My Favorite Apps for Tracking Nutrition

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Food is a complicated matter. From portion sizes to meal makeup, it can seem virtually impossible to give your body exactly what it needs to reach your fitness goals or to simply live a healthier, more balanced life.

Luckily, there are some great apps that can help.

Fooducate
iOS, Android

Eating healthy is hard enough without having to decipher complicated nutrition labels. Fooducate will actually tell you what is in the foods you purchase by simply scanning the item’s bar code, allowing you to determine quality of calories, not just quantity. Users report being able to better understand how to eat healthy after using this app instead of simply sticking to calorie counting.

MyNetDiary
iOS, Android

Creating a successful plan is one of the hardest part of reaching fitness and nutrition goals. That’s where MyNetDiary comes in. This app will create a balanced nutrition plan based on your goals, help track your food intake with a comprehensive food database, and offer personalized advice and tips based on your entries.

My Macros+
iOS, Android

While plenty of apps have a nutritionist seal of approval, My Macros+ was created by a fitness professional so you can be sure it will compliment your workout goals. Track your food intake, set nutrition goals based on things like carb cycling or workout vs. rest day, and get a better understanding of where your diet is lacking (proteins, carbs, etc.).

HealthyOut
iOS, Android

Eating at home where portion sizes can be regulated and food content controlled is relatively easy – it’s eating at restaurants that can be extremely challenging. Enter EatingOut. This app will allow you to select nutrition parameters (e.g. gluten free, low carb, high protein) and find restaurants around you with relevant meal options. You can also view full nutrition facts and more.

Water Alert
iOS, Android

We all know we should drink more water, but it’s remembering throughout the day that’s the issue. Water Alert finds a solution to this common problem by sending alerts in pre-designated intervals to remind you to drink water. You can also set and monitor daily water intake goals and customize the size of bottle for more accurate measuring.

What are your favorite nutrition apps? Share in the comments!

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December 11, 2017

Fitness Apps to Make 2018 Your Most Active Year Yet

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Whether you’re intimidated by the thought of starting a fitness practice, or you’re just interested in tracking your progress for one you’ve already started, there are plenty of apps to help. Here are a few I think are worth checking out.

MyFitnessPal
iOS, Android

Do you know exactly how much food you’re consuming and how much you’re moving daily, on average? Without getting a grasp on these two key components, working on your health and fitness will feel like a shot in the dark. MyFitnessPal will allow you to track both the calories you’re consuming along with the types of exercising you are doing in order to maximize your progress.

Runkeeper
iOS, Android

Whether you’re running to lose weight, train for a race, or simply to challenge yourself, RunKeeper will let you pick a run plan specific to you, send reminders based on the running schedule you set, and track your progress every run you take. You’ll no longer have an excuse when it comes to lacing up your tennis shoes and stepping outside.

Fitbit App
iOS, Android

If you want to take a holistic approach to getting healthy, the Fitbit app is the way to go. You’ll be able to track and log everything — all-day activity, food, sleep, water intake – monitor your progress, and make sure you’re on track to reach your goals. Even if you don’t have a Fitbit, you can still use some of the free features, like tracking your daily steps and distance (you just have to be carrying your phone).

J&J Official 7-Minute Workout

I am a huge proponent of finding a way to work out even when you have a small window of time and no workout equipment. That is precisely what this app will help you do — squeeze in your workout even when you’re on the go and can’t hit the gym. You can pick from workouts ranging from 7-32 minutes and receive additional instruction on form when necessary.

What are your favorite fitness and nutrition apps? Share in the comments!

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December 15, 2015

Order Your Peak8Fitness Apparel Today!

Men’s tshirts, women’s short sleeve tshirt, and women’s racerback tank top are $25. Women’s long sleeve tshirt is $30. Deck of cards are $15.

Ready to place your order? Email us at peak8fitness@gmail.com or send us a message via our Facebook page.

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December 1, 2015

10 Gifts for the Fitness Lover in Your Life

​Finding the perfect gift for the runner, yogi, or all around fitness fanatic in your life can be tough. Luckily, Amber Wilkerson from the blog Every Once in a Style has compiled the top ten fitness gifts for the season, and they all sit at or under $100.
Check it out!

1. Nike ‘Free 5.0 Flash Running Shoe’
2. Lyrix In-Ear Earbuds
3. Zella ‘Urbanite’ Leggings
4. Nike ‘Dry Fit Half Zip Running Top’
5. bro Glass Water Bottle
6. Adidas by Stella McCartney Yoga Mat with Strap
7. Natori Yogi Sports Bra
8. Henri Bendel Striped Earbuds
9. S’Well Silver Lining Stainless Steel Water Bottle
10. Nike Flex 2015 Flash

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