Attitude of Gratitude

As the holiday of thankfulness has just passed, I am brought back to thinking of gratitude. There is so much to be thankful for! As hard as life may get, there can always be a bright spot.  Here are some ideas to focus on gratitude: Start a gratitude journal. It can be any blank notebook. […]

The Five Factors of Health

Ben Bergeron has often talked about the five factors of health: how we eat, sleep, train, think and connect. Often in the fitness world, many are focused solely on the way we train. Sometimes, how we eat is mentioned as well. All of the 5 factors are important in optimizing our health and happiness. These […]


Cooking your own food is one of the best ways to eat healthy. Restaurant food often has hidden sugar or sodium. It’s important to know what you are putting into your body. My mantra for cooking is: be prepared! I like to look through my cookbooks or blogs and choose recipes for the week as […]

Prioritizing Health

“It’s the holiday season.” “My child’s birthday is this week.” “Work has been really crazy.” In life, there will always be something. There’s always an excuse for having “no time.” In order to have long term health, you need to make fitness and healthy eating a priority in your life.  Some suggestions that help: Create […]

The Benefits of Exercise for our Youth

There are so many benefits of regular exercise for kids & teens! Regular physical activity can help young people improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, and control weight, just like it can in adults. Starting young can help create a healthy lifestyle that can last. Being active can reduce symptoms of anxiety or […]

Tracking Your Goals

It’s been said that you can’t improve what you don’t measure. What does that mean? Tracking can be related to a lot of things in health and fitness. Regular measurement of your goals helps keep you focused. The things we measure are the things we improve. Let’s take our workouts: we use Wodify at the […]

Just Show Up

People often debate what is most important for health or weight loss: exercising harder or eating better.  There are those who will come work out and really push the intensity for a week but then do nothing for a month or more. There are those who do crash diets, cut calories and lose weight, but […]

Who is Hygge Fitness For?

Hygge Fitness is not your high school. And we’re not like other gyms, either. We don’t like drama, cliques or judgment. I had a pretty good time in high school. I was a nerd. Luckily, I had some nice nerdy friends too. I went to college for Accounting but found it wasn’t for me. I […]

How to Put Yourself First

Melissa has three kids, a spouse and a full-time job. She feels like she can barely go to the bathroom by herself.  Jaime is a lawyer. She works long hours, sometimes weekends, and likes to spend time with family.  Mike has elderly parents that require a lot of care and attention. He brings them to […]

10 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable

If I asked you if eating healthy foods was important, you would say “absolutely,” right? And if I asked whether exercise is key for health and wellness, you would most likely respond with a yes. So if we know that nutrition plus fitness is the magic formula for living a vibrantly healthy life, why don’t […]