#findyourfit, #jnicholsfitness, #mindbodysoul, 2018, Exercise, Fitness, General Health, goals, Health, healthy-living, mind body soul, mind body spirit, motivation, new years, new years resolutions, Uncategorized

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Bother?!

Here we are again; another year passed, another year ahead. With the ushering in of a new year, a fresh start, it is the time many of us decide to set our goals for the year. As we all well know, most resolutions don’t last long. In fact only 20% of resolutions are kept past… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Why Bother?!

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Strength Imbalances and How to Fix Them

If you have trained long enough, at some point you have said some variation of the following statement: “why is this side stronger than the other side?”  There is an assumption that the dominant side is the stronger side, but this is not always the case. In fact, it’s quite possible that, for example, the… Continue reading Strength Imbalances and How to Fix Them

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Illness and Exercise

***Disclaimer: If you believe that you MAY BE contagious, DO NOT go to the gym, instead exercise at home. Even with wiping all the machines, handles, etc. down, it is still possible to rapidly spread disease within the gym. Don’t be the Outbreak monkey. One incredible benefit of exercise is that it boosts the immune… Continue reading Illness and Exercise


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Exercise Motivation, What’s Yours

Studies show (yeah, yeah, yeah I know) that 50% of those that start an exercise program will quit within the first 6 months. So why is this number so high, and what keeps the other 50% from quitting as well? Vanity. Hell, that’s why I work out, just being honest. I like the way it… Continue reading Exercise Motivation, What’s Yours

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Calories: How Many are you Really Burning

First, let me make one thing clear, I am writing about this topic because it is a major pet peeve of mine. Consistently I have clients telling me, I burned “x” calories on “y” machine (calorie readings from cardio machines and/or heart rate monitors (HRMs)), isn’t that great?!?!? While I am happy for them, and… Continue reading Calories: How Many are you Really Burning



CALORIC EXPENDITURE FORMULA   [(Age x 0.074) – (Weight in pounds x 0.05741) + (Heart Rate during exercise x 0.4472) – 20.4022] x Time spent exercising in minutes / 4.184