Bored With Your Workout? HIIT May be the Answer

Is your workout routine getting boring? Are you no longer seeing results? HIIT may be answer! HIIT, which stands for “High-Intensity Interval Training”, is a method of exercise which involves short bursts of intense activity followed by periods of light movement or rest. Why You Should Give HIIT a Try HIIT is a boredom-buster. Quick, [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Bored With Your Workout? HIIT May be the Answer

Yoga 101: The Complete Guide for Beginner Yogis

Yoga has become more popular with each passing year, and for good reason! Routine yoga practice has numerous benefits, including increased flexibility and peace of mind. Unfortunately, those new to exercise are often intimidated by yoga. Perhaps they’re picturing Instagram models contorted into pretzels or they’re simply confused by the various types of yoga– Bikram, [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Yoga 101: The Complete Guide for Beginner Yogis

Pilates 101: What it is and Why You Should Give it a Try

Better posture, improved flexibility, decreased back pain – these are just a few benefits of regular Pilates training. The Pilates method, which focuses on slow, controlled movements to strengthen and stabilize the core (back and abdominal) muscles, was invented by German-born Joseph Pilates in 1912. Joseph, a sickly child, used physical fitness and sheer determination to [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Pilates 101: What it is and Why You Should Give it a Try

4 Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Setting goals is a crucial part of getting (and staying) fit. Whether your goal is to walk to the mailbox or run a marathon, the importance of good goal-setting should not be overlooked. Here are some simple tips to help you set and achieve your fitness goals: #1 Set a SMART Goal – This may [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

One Small Lifestyle Change May Prevent Symptoms of Depression

Depression, a mental illness that causes feelings of sadness, guilt, and hopelessness, affects nearly 6.7% of all Americans – that’s a whopping 16.1 million people!1 The number of people diagnosed with depression continues to rise, thanks in part to our sedentary lifestyles. Fortunately, research shows that regular exercise can be as effective as antidepressant medications [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on One Small Lifestyle Change May Prevent Symptoms of Depression

Benefits of Exercising from Home

While there can be benefits to exercising at a gym, some people find even more reasons they prefer to exercise at home. At Virtual Health Partners, we know that whatever exercise you find easiest to fit into your day, is a good type. We provide extensive live and recorded fitness classes that our clients can do [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Benefits of Exercising from Home

Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

Some people love going to the gym. They thrive on having other people around them, and enjoy having a dedicated place to go to exercise. For others, going to the gym is stressful. Finding time to drive, park, and navigate a large fitness center is difficult. Many people also find it intimidating to work out [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Can a Virtual Platform Equal a Gym?

How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

It's no secret that exercise has been known to lift our spirits and put us in a better mood. We wrote an earlier article about the connection between happiness and exercise. But even if we truly believe that exercise will make us healthier and happier, we don't always have an easy time jumping in and [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

Happiness and Exercise

Much has been written on the subject of happiness. We find happiness in our families, friends, nature, a cup of coffee, sleeping in, or any number of things.  On the other hand, sometime we're going through a period where we feel unhappy, and stress may be to blame. With advances in technology and busier lifestyles, stress can be higher than [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Happiness and Exercise

VHP’s Yoga Classes – Chance to Destress

How to use VHP’s yoga classes to help combat stress and anxiety this holiday season Trying to meet end of the year work deadlines and preparing for the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time. Unfortunately, the effects of anxiety are magnified when the [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Fitness|Comments Off on VHP’s Yoga Classes – Chance to Destress