It's Time to Let That Sh*t Go

We're all guilty of holding grudges, holding onto old feelings, reliving old stories, and taking on other people's problems.  With a new season approaching (yay for Fall!) and it being a new month, this is a great time to re-assess what things in your life are weighing you down. Read More

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Practicing Gratitude

This blog isn’t going to be about BodyTonic, Belmont or Seaport though.  Rather I’m going to talk about how important gratitude is to me.  I try to wake up up every day and think, I really have so much to be thankful for, and not in a superficial way, but in every aspect of my life.  Whenever I feel pressured or overwhelmed, I think, it could be worse, and I’m thankful for what I have and the people in my life.  Read More

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Fail to plan and plan to fail

Why wait until January 1st to make some new resolutions? Lets do it right now! Fall is right around the corner and with new seasons come new goals. The kids are going back to school and daily routines are back in order. Going into fall no matter what this 0.038% of your day will be pivotal to your success inside and outside of the gym and I am going to need you to commit this small percentage to yourself daily.  Read More

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5 Easy Ways to Meal Prep When You Have Zero Time

Meal prep — it’s something we all know we should do, but very few of us actually do. What’s stopping us? One big block is time. There’s this misconception that meal prep takes five hours of you sweating, toiling, and cooking on a Sunday afternoon…While meal prepping can look like that, it doesn’t have to. Read More

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Why We Stretch

Firstly, there are numerous benefits involved in taking time to stretch every day. This blog will go over those benefits in depth so you can better understand how important it really is. Let’s begin with the definition itself…. “Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately elongated in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity.” As a direct result of elongating certain muscle groups on a regular basis the following things start to happen. Read More

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Don’t Forget This On Your Healthy Lifestyle Journey

So you’ve committed to embarking on a healthy lifestyle journey by working out regularly (at BURNIN’ By Ray of course!) and eating cleaner (did you try out #BBRCleanEats yet?  No? Email me about joining!) This is definitely a recipe for success. Yet, you must not forget a critical aspect of your healthy lifestyle journey - Read More

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Muscle Soreness

Most people think that sore muscles after a workout are a sign that you had an effective workout, that you’ve stimulated growth, and that more soreness equals better workout and faster results. Is it? Not necessarily. Read More

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Izzy’s Tips for Staying Motivated & Consistent

Feeling motivated to reach your health & fitness goals isn’t always easy. If anything, it’s actually quite hard! But after years of staying consistent, I have been able to narrow down what tactics I believe work best to stay motivated, consistent, and excited when it comes to reaching your health & wellness goals. Read More

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 ROWLAND’S RULES:  Don’t Forget Your Sups

Being in this industry for almost 20 years, I would like to say I know a few things about fitness and nutrition.  One thing I can say is that supplements do work, and on the contrary, a lot of them simply just are not effective and do not work.   Read More

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12 Week Transformation Challenge - A Reflection

I've successfully completed the Burnin' by Ray 12 Week Transformation challenge (and then some) and I can honestly say, without a doubt, it has sincerely been a Life. Changing. Experience. I spent most of the Christmas / New Years break reflecting on my transformation overhaul to better understand why THIS time was different and why it was so successful for me. What I am about to share is personal so hopefully my experience may enlighten or inspire. Read More

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