Category: Mindful Athlete®

6 DIY Gym Bag Essentials

Every Mindful Athlete needs a properly planned and packed gym bag the right tools and equipment can make even a gym novice feel like a workout warrior. Here are some handy DIY gym bag ideas to help you transform an average gym bag into a perfect workout kit. Keep your bag smelling fresh  With all…
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Beat Your Athletic Competitive Stress

Many athletes struggle with performance anxiety. Fortunately, with the right tips, it’s possible to reduce your anxiety and perform to your full potential.  All athletes, from runners to ballerinas, experience performance anxiety. While many try to calm themselves in order to reduce their anxiety, new research shows that increasing excitement can actually improve performances in…
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Derek Redmond’s Inspiring Story of Olympic Proportions

If you don’t know who Derek Redmond is, after watching this video, it should be hard to forget him. One of Britain’s most famous athletes is Derek Redmond. In 1985 when he broke the 400m British record achieving a time of 44.82 seconds.  He is a World and European relay champion. Having broken the British…
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Eco-Athletic Wear That You and the Planet Will Love

January is the month millions of people hit the gym to start their “get healthy” New Year’s resolutions. This means tons of people are looking for quality workout clothes. If you’re in the market for athletic wear, be sure to look for eco-athletic options. You’ll be investing in your health and the health of the…
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Eco-Friendly Workout Gear

Who doesn’t want to workout and save the planet at the same time? Earlier this week we featured a few Mindful ideas on eco-workout apparel. Today, we take a closer look at eco-friendly workout gear equipment. If you need some inspiration to help you get started, check out some of the suggestions listed below. Eco-Friendly…
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5 Tips for Spring Recreational Activities

Our winter season hibernation is over and it’s time to switch gears into more lively activities. But before you start participating in spring recreational activities, be sure that you’re prepared. With these five mindful tips, you can slowly begin your training and avoid injuries. Studies show that healthy habits decline during winter months—people exercise less…
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Shift Gears This Spring!

Now that spring is here it’s time to get active. Coming out of your winter hibernation can be difficult without the right sort of inspiration. This year try a few new takes on spring exercises that will motivate you to stay active. Here are a few ideal spring exercises to get you in shape: Yoga…
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3 Indoor Workouts for Rainy Days

Have you ever woken up early for your morning run only to realize that’s it raining outside? Whether it’s simply drizzling or raining cats and dogs, most people get discouraged and head back to bed. It’s very tempting, but don’t take the easy way out! Get out of bed and get moving with an indoor…
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Run, Don’t Walk, For Your Health

The risk for heart disease is high in America, especially in the African American community. With February being American Heart Month and Black History Month, now is the time for our community to invest in heart-healthy practices like running. If you are looking for a little running inspiration, check out these Mindful running tips. The…
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7 Tips to Find the Right Fitness Trainer

When you’re in the middle of your workout routine, exhausted and ready to call it a day, you’ve probably thought to yourself: I wish I had a fitness trainer. You probably want someone to motivate you to finish that set and congratulate you after a hard day’s work. While there are some pros and cons,…
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