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Are Your Friends Holding You Back From Your Fitness Goals?


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Some of our friends want to… • Watch football and drink all weekend long • Watch 2-3 hours of Netflix every night instead of working out or meal prepping • Eat out just about every meal • Claim they “don’t have time” to exercise or eat well […]

5 Steps to Set & Keep Your New Year’s Resolution


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Every year, about 2/3 of Americans set health-related goals for the new year. Of those people, nearly ¾ quit before they reach their goal, and nearly half give up on their goal in six weeks or less. So how do you set goals for 2018 that will […]

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3 Nutrients To Help Prevent Work-Out Injuries


Have you ever felt that sometimes, as athletes, we are a bit too fatalistic when it comes to work-out injuries? For a group of people that are so in tune with their bodies and in control of their weight and fitness, our Wellness Consultants at Apple Wellness often surprised at how many of us athletes […]

How Lifting Weights Changed a Busy Mom’s Life


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT A couple years ago, Arielle Silver-Karsh was a busy mother who hadn’t exercised consistently in years. A friend encouraged her to check out a gym, but she was skeptical because she feared she would be entering a testosterone-driven environment that would make her “big and bulky.” She […]

Have you tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING works? Here’s what to do…


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Have you tried doing everything to lose weight, build muscle or get into shape? Does it seem like nothing you do works Well, I’ve got a harsh reality for you. Unless you’ve got a serious medical condition, you’re simply failing because you’re giving up too easily. In […]

Nutrition Tips for Busy People!


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Are you a busy person? Do you feel like you’re always running around, and your nutrition has fallen by the wayside? Don’t worry – there’s hope! You just need to a different plan of attack than others. Here are three simple things you can implement right now […]

Importance of a Strong Back


by Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Occasionally, injuries pop up when preparing for a competition. Last year, as I trained cleans as I usually do, I felt a “tear” in my upper back. Unfortunately, the pain was enough to stop my training session. With the meet only 10 days away, I was […]

What If You Could Be a Kid Again?


by Jared Markiewicz, ACSM-CPT, YFS, TPI CGFI It’s been a long week at work. You have had way too much work to do and not enough time to do it. Your brain has been throbbing and your body is worn down from all the stress. But, it’s all good because now you get to take […]

Five B’s of Weightlifting


Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach First off, I am not a nutritionist. My five B’s are foods that I’ve found to be excellent for getting big and strong. Disclaimer: If your goal is not to get big and strong, this list is less applicable to you. By following this list, I gained […]