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  • The Secret & Healthy Way to Eat Pizza

    The Secret & Healthy Way to Eat Pizza

    Author: Dave Regula [Read Time: 5min] I want to quickly talk about pizza, the best way to eat it, and how it can help you lose weight and feel better over the next seven days. And no it's not too good to be true. The quick backstory. On Saturday afternoon I found myself at Skyzone for a birthday party. Yes, SkyZone the trampoline park, and yes I will admit that I'm not a fan of massive birthday parties. ( Please email me if you genuinely like kids' birthday parties and depending on your explanation I will either make you a plaque or call you a liar.) As the jumping finished up I was surrounded by a few brave parents, 20 kids under the age of 8, and two massive ....

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  • You Can Become Happier and Healthier…Without Rearranging Your Life

    You Can Become Happier and Healthier…Without Rearranging Your Life

    If you think you don’t have time in your life to work out, you’re wrong. Being healthy and happy doesn’t mean you have to change your entire life around so you have room for a couple hours of exercise a week. Stop saying you’ll work on getting in shape when you have time, and dedicate yourself to being healthy and happy right now. “I don’t have time” is the grown up version of “the dog ate my homework” We all have a ton going on in our lives, and it can seem difficult to be able to make time for fitness with everything else that needs our time. However, if you’re feeling drained or exhausted halfway through the day, doing ....

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  • You Aren’t the First — Being in Shape Can Change Your Story and Change Your Life

    If the 2pm slump is your worst enemy, you might want to consider making a change . Being in shape can do so much more for your life than many people realize. It’s more than just looking strong or skinny, being in shape can have a positive impact on your life and well-being. It’s true that there are times in your life where there just isn’t time to focus on being in shape. Having your first child is a big one. Everything is new, and you’re trying to pretend like you know what you’re doing as a parent, we get it . The problem for most people occurs when you let that brief period of time double, and then keep doubling it. At some point, you have to stop ....

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  • Why the Traditional Gym Membership (Usually) Doesn't Work

    Why the Traditional Gym Membership (Usually) Doesn't Work

    Fun fact: traditional gyms want you to fail. In fact they hope you fail. A traditional gym membership is built on the plan that you’re not going to show up. Think about all the people you know who have traditional gym memberships and don’t use them. Imagine if every registered member actually showed up to work out — it’d be chaos. There would be fist fights over the elliptical and even that thigh machine that no one understands. Meanwhile the rower would still be dusty and unused (but that’s another story for another time). These gyms use that tempting low price to bring you in and buy, but no one actually expects you (or wants you) to come work out there. ....

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  • It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint — Why Getting Healthy Isn’t a Quick Fix

    It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint — Why Getting Healthy Isn’t a Quick Fix

    If you’re looking to develop a healthier lifestyle and focus on getting healthy, you’re going to need more than just three quick steps to see progress. We live in a society that expects results fast, where we’re annoyed if our websites don’t load in five seconds or if our food doesn’t come fast enough. We’re always in a hurry, and unfortunately we apply it to our health too. Many people confuse getting healthy as something that’ll happen overnight. Unfortunately, you’re not going to see a six pack in the mirror after two sets of crunches or maybe even after two hundred sets, depending on if you eat like an adult. Getting healthy takes ....

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  • Why an Hour of Exercise a Day is Better for You Than an Extra Hour of Sleep

    Why an Hour of Exercise a Day is Better for You Than an Extra Hour of Sleep

    Ever found yourself saying you wish there were more hours in the day? We’re all busy with all kinds of things going on in our lives — work, kids, keeping the house in order or making time for friends. If you want to exercise for an hour a day, sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time. Consider this, what you spend your time on is where your values lie
    . If you’re making the time for exercise an hour a day you’re showing that staying fit is important to your lifestyle. If you’re not, what are you making time for? Are you spending an hour on your phone before you go to bed? Are you watching TV late into the night? Take a look at what you ....

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  • This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: A Midwesterner’s Take on the West Coast

    This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: A Midwesterner’s Take on the West Coast

    At TrAk , we believe in the philosophy of Living BIG: setting goals, stepping outside your comfort zone, and seeking new adventures. We created our Live BIG Adventure Coaches Program to provide our coaches with funding for their own adventures so they can inspire our community to push for more. Not many 24 year olds can say they’ve never been on an airplane, but I can. I grew up in a family of five, so flying anywhere, let alone big trips, was kind of out of the question. Once I started being involved in sports, vacations as a whole were taken off the table when competitions and training started to take over. When I continued my football career at the college level, ....

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  • Our First BIG Adventure: The Upper Gauley River, West Virginia

    Our First BIG Adventure: The Upper Gauley River, West Virginia

    The inaugural TrAk Athletics Live BIG Adventure is complete. We’re wet, exhausted and exhilarated. We took a team of TrAk members down to West Virginia this October to tackle the Upper Gauley River — yeah, that Big Gauley that many experienced white water rafters call “The Beast of the East” — and tackle it we did! What did our members say about this first trip? Did we push them too far? Not even close. “This trip forged new friendships and strengthened old. Live BIG rafting pushed me physically, but my body felt ready for adventure. We were small on those rapids, but I think we all felt like we lived BIG at the end of the day.” – ....

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  • A Look at the Unique Fitness Motivations That Go Beyond ‘Getting Jacked’

    A Look at the Unique Fitness Motivations That Go Beyond ‘Getting Jacked’

    If you’re a member of a gym, you have some kind of fitness motivation to work out. But has anyone ever asked you specifically why you’re there? Why do you get up at the crack of dawn to squeeze in a workout? What gets you to put your shoes on in the morning? What’s really behind your drive for one more set? Every one of us has different fitness motivations, there’s a unique reason that pushes each of us, and it’s more than just wanting to look jacked or see that six-pack (or two-pack) when you flex in the mirror. Many people enter the gym saying they want to lose weight, but there’s usually a little more psychology behind it than that. While ....

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  • Eat Like an Adult! The Keys to Successful Nutrition

    Eat Like an Adult! The Keys to Successful Nutrition

    Pizza tastes great — that’s probably something we can all agree on. Unfortunately, the cheesy goodness delivered to your door doesn’t really fit into any of the keys to successful nutrition. You can’t train for an event or set a goal to lose weight if you’re living off of cookies, Auntie Ann’s pretzels, and ice cream. The heavy amounts of sugar and fats are only going to slow you down when you head to the gym for a workout. If you’re shooting for a PR, eating foods that aren’t properly fueling your body are going to make you fall short and quite possibly on your face. If you’re ready to start working out consistently, that’s ....

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