F.I.T. Blog

Have your Teacher’s Back, Teach Them to Hip Hinge!

A few weeks into the school year, I often hear teachers struggling with sore low backs from standing all day, bending over desks etc. We need to have our teachers’ backs and teach them a good hip hinge! The great thing is, it’s not hard to learn a good hinge and doesn’t actually require equipment […]

Pulling Teachers into Good Posture

Poor posture is a battle teachers are constantly fighting. But it’s for good reason: Hunched over grading papers or creating lesson plans Helping individually teach students sitting in desks Good news is, there are tons of rowing patterns that can be done in the gym. And if you have a band you can do many […]

It’s Labor Day, Time to Energize Our Teachers!

It’s Labor Day, which means: It’s time for kids to go back to school It’s time for teachers to continue developing our future generation(s) So here’s two simple drills to help teachers get the blood flowing before the school day. Key parts of both movements: Simple No equipment Full body Standing without kneeling (don’t want […]

Training to create happy and healthy former athletes

At some point, competitive athletics ends for EVERYONE. So now what do they do? For most athletes, unless they are extremely broken following sport, staying healthy and fit is important to them and keeping them involved with training can be a great “next thing” Finding the right training environment can be fun, challenging and competitive, […]

How to prepare your athlete for collegiate athletics

Collegiate athletics is a dream many young athletes have but few obtain. Most don’t realize how demanding the non-sport activities, primarily the training regime they go through in the weight room, can be. We want to help these young athletes prepare for that portion of their preparation. Here’s the reality: all levels (Division I, II, […]

Gym math is HARD!

Gym Math is HARD! Do the numbers 135, 225, or 315 mean anything to you? Maybe some lottery pick combos you are about to use? How about the phrase: “Just pulled 4 wheels!” Why the heck would you pull 4 wheels when you could just roll them? If you are lost, it’s okay. “Pulling 4 […]

Sport Specialization – Get the most for your athlete

I am NOT a fan of athletes specializing in a sport early (ie. before their late teens, ideally not before the end of high school) But this is happening more frequently in more sports than ever in the US. So parents need some education on how to maximize this situation and help your young athlete […]

Don’t forget about your athlete’s foundation

With our ADAPT program for young athletes, we look at each individual like a pyramid. There are three layers: foundation layer on the bottom, athleticism layer in the middle and sport skills layer on the top. Ideally, we have an athlete who has a wide foundation, continually working on the basics (mobility, stability and strength) […]

Ab Training Without Stress

If training the abs correctly was easy, we would all be walking around with great posture and the multi-billion dollar back pain industry wouldn’t exist. But that just isn’t the case. So let’s at least kill two birds with one stone: decrease some of the stress associated with an arched, sympathetic posture by training the […]

Get the Blood Flowing in the Morning

5:30 am in the morning. To some of us, myself included, it’s a great time to be up before the workday, get energized and maybe get a training session in. For others, 5:30 am is akin to the F-bomb. You know who you are. Either way, the body has been horizontal and dormant for a […]