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Which Workouts Trigger The Afterburn Effect?

At Egan’s Fitness in Honolulu, HI, we use all the latest scientific knowledge to help you lose weight, get fitter, and feel better. Some of the workouts used in that process trigger the afterburn effect. The afterburn effect, known to scientists as EPOC— excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, is the body’s attempt to return to the […]

Does Your Mood Need A Lift?

Everyone has had those days when that smile turned upside down and they needed a mood lift. These are stressful days when nothing seems to go right. How do you shake that negative mood? You can do it with relaxation techniques or exercise. Both can bring multiple benefits to help you in other areas. Relaxation […]

Find Your Confidence

Some people in Honolulu, HI, don’t have the confidence to go out in public and feel uncomfortable if people see them in a swimsuit. Some don’t exercise because they worry that they can’t keep up. If you believe those things, throw those beliefs aside and join us. We offer a plan that’s perfect for you. […]

Lower Your Blood Pressure With Exercise

If you face the potential of taking blood pressure medication in the future because your numbers keep rising, there are ways to lower your blood pressure using natural means. Changing your diet, losing weight, and starting an exercise program are three ways to help those numbers drop. By making lifestyle changes, you may be able […]

Being Healthy Can Wipe Out Disease

We are seeing more and more people in Honolulu, HI, make lifestyle changes to improve their health and handle issues that have already started. Others are waking up and want to prevent disease before it destroys their body and lives. You may not be able to stop all illnesses or chronic conditions, but you can […]

Stay Healthy Starting Today

You may be overweight or never did anything more active than hunt for the remote control. That doesn’t mean you need to continue an unhealthy lifestyle. If your unhealthy habits haven’t affected your health, they will someday and even harder to change. You can change those habits and stay healthy. You can prevent many conditions […]

Get Rid Of Cellulite Before Summer

If your thighs, bottom, arms, or other body parts have that lumpy, bumpy, cottage cheese appearance, you have cellulite. Cellulite causes dimpling of the skin and occurs in people of all weights. It’s caused by fat under the connective tissue pushing its way to the surface. The fat pushes through unevenly and creates that puckery […]

Smoothies And Spandex

If you have a mental image that every person who exercises wears spandex and sips on smoothies all day, you need to rethink that image. When people start on the road to fitness, they wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement. Spandex is one of those, but not the only one. You might believe they […]

How To Reward Yourself After A Tough Workout

It is motivating and acknowledges all the effort and mental toughness you exerted. You’ve just completed a tough workout, so why should you reward yourself? Isn’t finishing the workout reward enough? While the knowledge you finished is a reward, doing something special can further boost your motivation. Achieving something difficult deserves recognition. You won’t see […]

Flex For Fun

The phrase “the more the merrier” is front and center at Egan’s Bootcamp in Honolulu, HI. It’s a place to make new friends, have fun, and improve your fitness to impress others when you flex your muscles. You’ll find a welcoming “ohana” culture dedicated to your success. Besides working out, we provide nutrition training to […]

How To Build Muscle On A Vegan Diet

If you want to build muscle tissue, you need protein. A vegan diet limits complete protein choices. While it’s harder to build muscle mass, it’s only because you have to be more careful in your menu selections. You have to ensure you have all the essential amino acids necessary to create muscle. There are 21 […]

Best Stretches For Tight Muscles

Are tight muscles causing you pain? Consider stretching to bring relief. Stretching can relieve tension. It helps keep muscles more flexible and increases the range of motion. If your muscles become tight with a limited range of motion, they also become weak and prone to injury. If you’re constantly sitting, when you get up, your […]

Can Foods Help My Cardiovascular Health?

There’s a reason we focus on more than exercise at Egan’s Bootcamp in Honolulu, HI. One of the most important factors for improving your health is the food you consume. A diet high in salt, processed meat, and sugar is harmful to your health and dramatically affects your cardiovascular system. To function at its best, […]

Incorporate A Stability Ball In Your Life

What’s a stability ball and how does it help boost your fitness? A stability ball works the core muscles that help maintain balance. Just sitting on the ball can increase the effort of the core muscles. Since the ball rolls, it’s harder to maintain stability and creates a workout that’s second to none. Some people […]

Should You Worry About Hormones In Food?

Today’s society is further from their source of food than ever. When people raised their food, they knew what those animals ate and didn’t use chemicals to boost productivity. Today, food might as well be grown on a different planet. A lot happens at factory farms that were never part of farming. Farmers give hormones […]

Are You As Healthy As You Think You Are?

Many people in Honolulu, HI, take their good health for granted. They believe they’re healthier than they are. Most won’t visit the doctor and have the appropriate tests to prove they’re healthy or if they have a chronic underlying issue that needs to be addressed. These silent chronic illnesses are more dangerous or just as […]

The Top Benefits Of Walking For Fitness

It’s so beautiful in Honolulu, HI, that it’s amazing more people aren’t walking to their destinations but using their cars instead. There are so many benefits for overall fitness, physical and mental. Walking may be inconvenient if your errand involves bulky boxes or is at a distance, but for short distances, it saves gas and […]

Most Effective Core Workouts For A Stronger Body

Your posture, digestion, and even your entire body are affected by the strength of your core muscles. That’s why workouts focusing on the core are so valuable. Every movement you make uses core muscles in one way or another. These muscles include the pelvis, lower back, hips, and abs. The abs and back muscles work […]

The Best HIIT Workouts To Burn Fat Fast

If you want to burn more fat, you have to burn more calories. One way to do that is by using HIIT, workouts. HIIT is an acronym for high intensity interval training. It’s not a specific workout but a way of doing any workout. It modifies the intensity throughout the workout by alternating between high-intensity […]

Should You Be Stretching More?

When people in Honolulu, HI, start a workout program, they often begin with calisthenics or take up bicycling or running. Some venture into lifting weights. One area often overlooked is stretching. You can stretch to increase flexibility or use it as warm-up and cool-down exercises. Before a workout, stretching boosts circulation and warms the muscles […]

Best Pre-Workout Foods

Pre-workout foods can fuel your body through a grueling workout so you don’t hit a wall mid-session. You have to time the snack or meal properly to ensure it doesn’t upset your stomach. It takes a combination of protein and carbs to fuel your body through the session. The carbs replenish the glycogen stores and […]

The Benefits Of Group Fitness

There’s no denying the benefits of private training with a personal trainer. You have a plan designed specifically for your needs, someone who holds you accountable, and watches to ensure you do every exercise correctly. Personal trainers also provide information to help you learn how to make dietary changes and eat healthier. Joining a group […]

Can Vegans Lose Weight Easily?

At one time, vegans limited their intake to more natural food options. They ate whole foods, which made them lose weight easier. Today, it’s not that cut and dried. Many vegan options are as unhealthy and highly processed as non-vegan foods. They contain processed flour, high amounts of sugar, and unhealthy oils. If you’re opting […]

How Processed Food Affects Your Health

You’ll find all types of cuisine in Honolulu, HI. The traditional Hawaiian diet was extremely healthy, but the food has changed with the mixing of cultures. Some of the additions were healthy, but other additions, like processed food, were detrimental to health. Many highly processed foods became local food, which is different from traditional food. […]

How Intermittent Fasting Helps With Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting—IF—is a term used to describe an eating pattern. Food consumption occurs within a specific time window. Some intermittent fasting eliminates food for a day or two and returns to normal for the rest of the week. Others limit food intake to specific hours each day, fasting the rest of the time. One of […]

Is There A Prime Workout Time?

Some people spend all their time procrastinating about fitness and never start a program. They worry about choosing the best diet as they continue to eat unhealthily. They worry about the best type of exercise and the prime workout time but never get off the couch. The truth is, there is no “prime workout time […]

Simple Healthy Habits To Adopt

If you’ve been a couch potato, don’t expect to run a marathon with one week of training. If you’re out of shape, you probably have a lifetime of bad habits to overcome. You can develop simple healthy habits over several months. Before you know it, you’ll be fitter. Ease into fitness. Start by taking a […]

How To Avoid Food Temptations Around The House

There are plenty of tempting treats at groceries in Honolulu, HI, you shouldn’t make your home a fat trap, too. Eating healthy is the key to losing weight. You won’t make progress if you’re eating a family-size bag of chips and washing it down with a liter of cola after exercising, no matter how long […]

How To Lose Weight From Your Thighs

Who doesn’t want to enjoy the beauty of nature in Honolulu, HI? It’s perfect. No matter where you go, the weather dictates lightweight clothing that shows more of your body. That’s one reason people often want to lose weight in their thighs. Unfortunately, you can’t lose weight in just one part of the body, but […]

How To Eat Well While Traveling

Learning to eat healthy while traveling can be a huge benefit. You don’t have to travel long distances or take an extensive trip to benefit. You can benefit even if you’re on the road for the day and it isn’t convenient to stop at home to eat. If you’re flying to the continental US and […]

Skincare And Healthy Eating

Instead of looking for the next wonder cream to help stop wrinkling or acne, check your diet first. Skincare and healthy eating are partners in a better complexion. Eating healthy can help prevent acne outbreaks, wrinkles, and aging skin. What you eat shows on your waistline, but also on your face. Here are a few […]

Things You Didn’t Know About Vitamins

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that take vitamins frequently, you probably wonder if they’re effective. The answer is, some are and some aren’t. Vitamins vary by quality, including bioavailability—the body’s ability to absorb a nutrient. Multivitamins are the most popular form to take, but those vary widely, too. Many contain vitamins or […]

Exercises For Reduced Mobility

Reduced mobility varies. There are degrees of immobility and time frames for it. Whether you’re bedridden or just barely getting around with crutches, it doesn’t mean you have to give up exercise. You will have to make adjustments based on your limitations. If your mobility is affected for a longer period, a personal trainer helps. […]

The Role Of Metabolism In Weight Loss

One reason people often use as an excuse for weight gain or limited weight loss is a slow metabolism. You hear it frequently in Honolulu, HI, but it’s common no matter where you live. Just what does that mean? What exactly is your metabolism, and how does it affect your weight? Metabolism includes all the […]

Benefits Of Different Superfoods

There are many benefits you can reap from eating certain superfoods. Eating superfoods occasionally, or even daily, won’t prevent illness or do you a significant amount of good if the rest of your diet consists of highly processed food, but is a great addition to a healthy diet. Superfoods include foods high in nutrients, such […]

Food That Boosts Your Immune System

The healing sunshine and active lifestyle of people in Honolulu, HI, can help improve immunity, but food can boost your immune system, too. It’s not just what you eat that can help prevent illness, but also what you don’t eat. Sugar, for example, causes inflammation and competes with vitamin C for entrance into the cells […]

Healthy Foods That Feel Indulgent

When you think of healthy food, does your mind automatically turn to rice cakes and cardboard-tasting dishes that offer an unusual taste you can’t describe and don’t like? It doesn’t have to be that way. Healthy foods can tickle your taste buds and make you glad you’re eating. If you cut out sugar and foods […]

Is The Mediterranean Diet A Good Option For You?

If you thought a Mediterranean diet was a strict diet with an outline of what to eat every day, you’d be wrong. It’s more of a term to loosely describe the diet of the 16 countries bordering the Mediterranean, just as the American diet describes the style of eating of most Americans. Since it encompasses […]

Links Between Nutrition And Hypertension

If you’ve ever received the bad news that your blood pressure is too high, a suggestion of medication and/or a change in diet usually follows. You might not be able to control hypertension enough through nutrition, but in most cases, making changes can create a significant difference. Always discuss the problem with your doctor and […]

Lose Body Fat By Changing What You Eat

If you live in Honolulu, HI, and consume a traditional Hawaiian diet, you’re eating healthy. However, the diet of most people has changed dramatically. The changing diet has caused a problem with health and obesity. You can lose body fat by changing what you eat. You don’t have to go back to a traditional diet, […]

Complete Strength Workouts Without The Gym

It takes more than the occasional run to stay fit. It requires all types of training, cardio, flexibility, strength, and balance. Most people know how to do cardio and flexibility stretches at home but wonder how to do strength workouts without the gym and all the equipment. It’s easy to do, and we use a […]

Healthy Meals That Are Great For The Whole Family

Staying fit and eating wholesome, nutritious meals is a goal of many people in Honolulu, HI. Focusing on nutrition every time you eat can help prevent many of the serious conditions seen today. One way to ensure that happens is by serving and eating healthy meals. It can be quite a challenge, but one that’s […]

Easiest Ways To Get Ripped In 3 Months

To get ripped, you need to build muscle and reduce body fat so the well-defined muscle outline is visible. It’s hard to get ripped in 3 months, but not impossible. It does depend on where you’re starting. If you’re out of shape and 100 pounds overweight, there’s no healthy way to achieve it. You can, […]

Reward Yourself

No matter what your fitness goal is, achieving that goal is rewarding. Along the way, sometimes you need a little boost, which is when you should reward yourself. If you’re starting a fitness program, results aren’t immediate. A small reward for an intense workout or staying loyal to your plan can go a long way. […]

Reach Your Goals

Do you want to live healthier? Is being fit one of your goals? If there is no plan to achieve what you want, you only have a dream or a wish, not a goal. To reach your goals, you need to create a plan of action and put forth the effort to follow that plan. […]

Why Exercise Is Good For Your Health?

People who live in Honolulu, HI, have the perfect setting for an active lifestyle. If you want to live a longer and healthier life, stay active. Exercise can help you stay healthier and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Not only is exercise good for your health, but it’s also good for the spirit. […]

Exercises That Target Your Thighs

If you’re hoping to lose all the excess weight on your thighs by doing spot exercises, you’ll be sad to hear that spot exercises don’t melt the fat on just the thighs, but all over your body. While you can’t expect to target specific areas of fat with exercise, what it does is build muscle […]

Workouts That Tone Legs Fast

Workouts that tone legs do more than just make your legs look better. They help you build stronger legs and get important weight bearing exercise that can help deter osteoporosis. If you’ve neglected your legs for a few years, with the pandemic the start of the downfall, it’s time to get busy and get back […]

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