Our 10 Most Popular Fitness Blog Posts From 2017

BestBlogs_Food_2016_Feat.jpgFitness trends come and go. From fad diets to goat yoga it can be difficult to stay on top of industry trends that can help you get the most results for your work.

That’s why we created the Jersey Strong Blog – to help people like you connect to resources that will increase your strength, improve your flexibility, stabilize your diet, and add variety to your workout routine. As you sit down to set your fitness goals for 2018, take a look at our top ten most popular fitness posts from this year to help you begin to set obtainable goals for the New Year.  

Five people at spinning class in gym-798584-edited-802827-edited.jpeg#10 – Five Mistakes You May Be Making in Spin Class

New to spin class? You may be intimidated by those neat rows of bikes, or by the veteran pros who waltz over to a bike and know their exact settings. But don’t be nervous! The best part about spin is that you control your resistance – so you can tailor the class to your specific needs.


cardio mistakes.jpg#9 – Cardio Mistakes Every Fitness Rookie Makes

If you’re looking to lose weight, cardio is a great way to help you reach your goals. However, even if you’re looking to increase your endurance or run a race, there a few mistakes many beginners make when taking on new cardio routines. See if you’re guilty of any and learn how to make the necessary changes!


 insta-44-077676-edited.jpg#8 – Four Triceps Exercises for Arms You’d Be Proud to Wave Around

The official start of tank top and racerback season has commenced! Sporting defined, strong triceps not only looks good, but they also improve your overall performance in other upper-body exercises, such as the bench press and pull-ups. Looking to improve your strength and get defined triceps? You’ve come to the right place!


Picture1-228249-edited.png#7 – Ten Carb-Less Recipes for Carb-Lovers

Admit it: you love the full-feeling of carbs as much as anyone. While carbs can be an important part of a balanced and healthy diet, you may want to consider reaching for some of these carb-less alternatives to start shedding pounds. 

Sure, a bagel is easy to grab when you’re on the run, but with these simple and quick alternatives you can get the full-feeling of carbs without the post-carb guilt.


Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 11.05.57 AM.png#6 – Nine Healthy Breakfasts You Can Prep the Night Before

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And starting your morning with a healthy choice can set the pace for the rest of your day. But, let’s just admit it: mornings are HARD. Instead of rushing around like a crazy person, or reaching for a doughnut, you can set yourself up for success by preparing breakfast the night before.  


insta-4-336326-edited.jpg#5 – Four Fundamental Exercises to Target Your Back

It’s never too early to start prepping for beach-body weather (it still is, for some)— and it’ll be here before you know it! And everyone knows, there is nothing like showing off a strong, defined back. As the warm weather steadily approaches, sculpting that defined back will help you not only look, but feel amazing. Here are a few tips and exercises that are sure to sculpt and strengthen!


Group-Fitness-Benefits-855219-edited.jpg#4 – Group Fitness Classes That Can Kickstart Weight Loss

Psst. How are those weight-loss resolutions going thus far? Need some added motivation? These group fitness classes are just what the doctor ordered, keeping you accountable while kickstarting your weight loss plan. From Group Active to Group Core there is sure to be a fitness class that’s perfect for you.


Build-Muscle-Fast-527844-edited.jpg#3 – Building Muscle: Three Mistakes to Avoid

Is one of your 2017 goals to build muscle? Perhaps leaning out and getting cut?

Well, if you’re serious about starting or continuing and keeping up with your plans, you’ve come to the right place! To help you become more resolute about those New Year’s resolutions, make sure to avoid these common muscle-building missteps.


iStock_000040738884_Small-132145-edited.jpg#2 – Twelve Exercises You Can Do in Only 20 Minutes or Less

We get it – finding time to work out is not always easy. With work and other commitments, squeezing in a gym session can seem overwhelming. Here at WoW, we know that prioritizing your health and fitness is crucial, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite exercises from the Jersey Strong Blog that you can complete in just 20 minutes or less. 


#1 – Seven Mistakes that Keep You From Losing Belly Fat

Oh, belly fat! You saucy little minx, you! We try so hard to slay the belly fat monster, but sometimes it’s just so hard. But forge on we must, as carrying extra weight around our mid-section can adversely affect our overall health and well-being. What should you avoid? Glad you asked…


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