The ZentasticFit Blog

Wellness. Fitness. Motivation. And everything in between.

Dance: The Best Cardio You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Anyone who tells you that dancing isn’t a real workout clearly hasn’t done it before. And I’m not even talking about barre workouts with their toning and strength focus that...

Jan 27, 2021.

Setting Up Your Home Gym: The Essentials

Maybe the COVID pandemic has caused you to feel uncomfortable going to your local gym. Or maybe it has shut down your local gym. Or maybe you’re just getting into...

Jan 26, 2021.

33 Inspirational Yoga and Mindfulness Quotes (Ready for Social Media Sharing)

Whether you’re just beginning yoga and are in need of some wise advice as you start your journey, or an experienced yogi looking to be reminded of important ideas, or...

Jan 16, 2021.

How to Do Online Personal Training

Being an online personal trainer is a great way to expand your training business, reach more clients, and have more flexibility in your schedule. However, virtual training is very different...

Jan 14, 2021.

How Can a Holistic Nutritionist Help Me?

As their name would suggest, holistic nutritionists (sometimes called wellness nutritionists or health and/or wellness coaches, though some wellness coaches may focus more on mental well-being than on nutrition) focus...

Jan 14, 2021.

Life Coaches vs. Counselors: What’s the Difference?

With life coaching having grown considerably in popularity in recent decades, it might leave you wondering what all the hype is about and what a life coach does. More specifically,...

Jan 14, 2021.

How does working with a beauty expert benefit me?

It’s no secret that our beauty preferences change over time. There might be moments when you want a more dramatic, signature look, and other times when you want to take...

Jan 12, 2021.

Exercise Benefits, Part 5: Why You Should Do Yoga (or Barre or Pilates)

There are people out there who might be thinking, “Yoga? That’s not a workout.” I get it. I used to be one of those people. But as I’ve gained more...

Jan 5, 2021.

Exercise Benefits, Part 6: Why You Should Stretch

In the final part of this six-part series on the benefits of exercise, I’ll close with a discussion of what I close all my classes with: stretching. While it may...

Jan 4, 2021.

Seven Tips from Senior Yogis

Whether you’re looking to start teaching yoga online or have been around the block a few times, it’s always a good idea to get input and advice from other instructors....

Jan 4, 2021.

How to Sustain Health Habits Even with a Busy Schedule

I get it: you’re busy; you have a lot of demands on your time; life gets in the way. Some days—heck, maybe most days—you hardly seem to have the time...

Jan 4, 2021.

Want to Be Healthier? Be Happier!

Being happy is an abstract term, but working with a professional life coach can help if you’re not sure what it means for you. You can work together to understand...

Dec 29, 2020.

Exercise Benefits, Part 4: Why You Should Do Intervals (If You Can)

I might be a bit of an anomaly (after all, I love burpees—and I don’t say that sarcastically; I truly love them), but I love HIIT (high-intensity interval training). I...

Dec 28, 2020.

Exercise Benefits, Part 3: Why You Should Do Strength Training

I'll be honest: I hate strength training. Well, "hate" is maybe a little strong, but I definitely I fall solidly into the cardio camp. Give me an open trail and...

Dec 28, 2020.

Exercise Benefits, Part 2: Why You Should Do Cardio

In all my years of teaching group fitness, I’ve found it pretty universally true that everyone falls into one—and only one—camp: you’re either a cardio person or a strength person....

Dec 28, 2020.

60 Motivational Wellness Quotes to Help You Tackle Your Day (Ready for Social Media Sharing)

Some days, everything just seems to be going your way: the sun is shining, you can’t help but have a smile on your face, and you feel like you could...

Dec 27, 2020.

Stress and Resilience: Two Sides of the Same Coin

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, but in different ways, hitting some harder than others. Even for those who have been similarly disrupted, how they’ve responded might be drastically...

Dec 23, 2020.

Better Body Image: A Surprising Potential Benefit of Yoga

Yoga has become a popular activity for many people in recent years, and for a good reason: it can calm the mind, improve physical health, and boost the mood. Many...

Dec 20, 2020.

Advice for Aspiring Yoga Teachers

Starting something new can be exciting but is also challenging and usually at least a bit overwhelming. And that can be especially true with something as nuanced, varied, and high-profile...

Dec 20, 2020.

Tried and True Training Advice

We get it. Online fitness training and online fitness coaching are hard. You have preparation to do, plans to make, follow-ups to conduct, and clients to recruit. On top of...

Dec 20, 2020.