Did you know that your digestive tract is home to around 100 trillion bacteria—more than all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy?
Collectively known as your microbiome, your gut bacteria impact virtually every aspect of your health, including your appetite, immune system, moods, and your ability to lose weight. Read More
If you’d like stronger, more defined arms, you’ll love this AUMazing bodyweight move called the TRX Tricep Extension. What’s great about this exercise (which uses the TRX Suspension Trainer) is that there’s an added element of instability, providing an extra challenge for your core.
One of the most common concerns my Boston personal training team and I hear when first meeting someone new to our center is, “how do I reach my weight loss and fitness goals while still having a social life?”
It’s a legitimate question as many of our society’s rituals for bonding and connecting with family and friends often revolve around food and drink.
When done intelligently, high intensity interval training can deliver impressive results. Many of our clients have lost multiple pant sizes and reached their weight loss goals by following our holistic nutrition plan and AUMazing Body strength workouts while strategically doing high intensity interval training.
However, what many people fail to realize is that, when done excessively, HIIT training can have detrimental effects on your health.
We all have days when we could use an extra boost of energy to handle the demands of our busy schedules.
While it may be tempting to indulge in that salted caramel latte for a quick jolt of energy, it’s important to know that excessive caffeine intake can cause an increase in stress hormones, like cortisol, and adversely affect your sleep, waistline, and more.
The good news is that there are a variety of all-natural energy sources that provide long-lasting stamina without overstimulating your body.
Here are our top 10 AUMazing foods for keeping you energized, focused, and productive, along with Coach Chris’ Tips on how to incorporate them into your day.
One of the most common challenges we encounter with the busy professionals we coach at our personal training center in Boston is lack of sleep.
Nights spent tossing and turning can be incredibly frustrating and lead to impaired attention and productivity the next day, increased sugar cravings, decreased immunity, and even depressed feelings.
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably followed the suggestions and advice of “experts” and “gurus” and experimented with various eating approaches.
It seems like nearly everyday, a new diet or method of eating is being promoted and touted as the “best” and/or “healthiest”.
As a result, you may feel extremely confused about which approach works best as you attempt to sort through the overwhelming amount of information. Read More
Do you have a sweet tooth and often find yourself reaching for candy or sugary snacks?
Are sugary-drinks your go-to when you feel tired or bored?
There are many reasons we crave sugar, and I always remind my personal training clients that it’s perfectly reasonable to have the occasional craving for something sweet.
We all do from time to time, so remember that it’s not a character flaw or a sign of weakness.
The truth is that the desire for something sweet is hardwired into humans from birth since. Read More
Although chin-ups can be challenging to master, once you conquer this skill, you’ll experience a sense of accomplishment that is incredibly empowering. Being able to pull your own bodyweight over the bar is an AUMazing feeling!
I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for nearly 15 years. During this time, I’ve researched every fat-loss method imaginable and studied everything from ancient nutrition methods to underground fitness strategies to get results.
Are you afraid that lifting weights will make your body bulky? Are you convinced that cardio is the best way to lose weight? If you’re confused by all the conflicting info on how to reach your fitness and weight loss goals, you’re not alone. We’re going to dive into three myths about strength training for women.
Whether your goal is losing weight, combatting fatigue, or preparing for an important presentation, getting your morning nutrition right can make a significant impact on whether or not you reach your goals. Here’s a quick, delicious super-smoothie recipe.
Have you ever set a goal that seems important yet you struggle to accomplish it? If this sounds like you, it is likely you are experiencing tension between conflicting commitments. In this post, Coach Chris walks you through a 3-step process for overcoming challenges and successfully achieving your goals!
At Aum, we believe that beauty starts within. We view skin and hair care through a holistic lens that focuses on how you feed and nourish your body. This means aiming to get the majority of your nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from the healthy food you eat.
In my constant quest to discover the most effective strategies, products, and tools for losing weight, getting stronger, and combatting aging, I’ve researched the highest-quality products, and the most unique, health-conscious gifts you will find in our Aum holiday gift guide.
My travels have been a tremendous gift, and these health “secrets” I've learned along the way have significantly impacted my life.
In part three of our three-part series, Health Secrets from Around the World, I share health secrets from my travels to St. Lucia and Hawaii.
In part two of our three part series, Health Secrets from Around the World, we explore the health benefits of incorporating maca and sardines into your diet.
Whether you’d like to experience more energy, increase your strength, burn belly fat, or boost metabolism, I’m excited to share these transformative health “secrets” with you so you too can experience the remarkable benefits that they offer.
Part one of the three-part series of health secrets focuses on India and the benefits of turmeric, curry, and curcumin.
If you’re short on time like most of our personal training clients, the key to maximizing your workouts is choosing exercises that optimize the production of fat-burning hormones.
“The kettlebell swing is among the most effective fat-burning workouts.” says Chris Carreiro, MA, CSCS, CPT, Founder of Aum Training Center, “Kettlebell swings burn as many calories as all-out sprints and increase your metabolism for hours after your workout is finished.”
I was fortunate to work in the supplement industry for nearly five years where I learned how to filter through all the research to provide trusted recommendations.
Here are the top 5 supplement recommendations for combating the signs of aging, boosting energy, and supporting your weight loss goals.