Workouts

12 Minute Holiday Workout You Can Do Anywhere

While the holidays truly are merry and bright, let’s admit it, they can be borderline chaotic too. There’s the holiday parties to attend (need a dish to bring to the potluck? We gotchoo with this post), the gifts to wrap, the road trips to the in-laws’, the reindeer food to make with the kids.

With all the holiday hubbub (albeit fun hubbub!), it can leave little time left for things like exercise.

But we all know the holidays are the last time of the year that we should give up on exercise completely. That’s why Dallas Iron Fitness has your back (and your waistline) with this 12 minute holiday workout that you can do from anywhere, the in-laws’ house included.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Workout for Post-Mastectomy Strength Recovery

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause that is close to our hearts here at Dallas Iron Fitness. The statistics are staggering: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. For women in the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis, second only to lung cancer. And on average, 88.4 out of every 100,000 women in the U.S. will undergo a mastectomy.

So we’re offering a post-mastectomy workout for the powerful ladies out there who are starting to rebuild your strength!

The Simple Workout for When You're Just Not in the Mood to Work Out

You know those evenings where you roll in from work and just don’t want to do anything? You don’t want to cook. You don’t want to go run errands. And you definitely don’t want to workout.

All you want to do is wrap yourself in a blanket and zone out in front of the TV.

Yeah, we know those days.

That’s why we’re bringing you a workout that can be done while you catch up on your favorite TV show. The secret? Take advantage of those commercial breaks—use those few minutes to get your body moving before settling back onto the couch to tune back in.

Here’s a simple, but extremely effective workout for when you’re just not in the mood to work out.

Our 4 Favorite Fitness Apps

How many of us have sat on the couch scrolling through Instagram only to realize 30 minutes have passed and we’re three years deep into stalking our ex’s new boo?

C’mon, we’ve all been there, sucked into the black hole that is social media apps.

While yes, our phones can hinder us from healthy habits (think of all the things you could have been doing during your 30-minute stalking sesh), they can also be used as helpful tools to keep us on track with our health goals.

Check out our 4 favorite fitness apps!

Stay Fit on Vacation: Your Quick 20 Minute Vacay-Ready Workout

You’re on vacation, and you intend to use this week to relax and get away for a little while. But just because you’ve pressed pause on your usual routines of home and work doesn’t mean you should take a vacation on taking care of your body.

“Working out?! On vacation?!” This may sound a little offensive to you, but don’t worry—we know that you don’t want to try to find the closest gym to your condo nor do you want to spend an hour of your precious vacay time to run on a treadmill (or, maybe you do, and if that’s you—you go, Glen Coco!).

So we’re making it CRAZY EASY to stay fit on vacation with this quick 20 minute vacay-ready workout.

Workout Nutrition 101: What to Eat Before And After Your Workout

Have you ever thought about what you eat before and after your workouts?

It’s not just how you work out, but what you eat before and after you work out also influences your body’s ability to fully benefit from your workout.

We’ve consulted with registered dietician, Erin Griffith RD, LDN to share with you the basics of what to eat before and after your workout.

Running for Beginners: 6 Things You Should Know Before You Lace Up

Running often makes people’s list of health goals, whether it’s to run a mile, run a 5k, run a half marathon, or go nuts and run a full marathon. But becoming a runner isn’t as easy as waking up one morning, throwing on those old tennis shoes you’ve had since college, and pounding the pavement for 5 miles.

When it comes to running for beginners, these are the 6 things you should know before you lace up.