F.I.T. Blog

Breathing for Self-Care

It is the season of giving! However, for some, giving is happening 24/7/365. And for those, self care is crucial to allow them to be the best version of themselves for those they serve. Stress, even when you are passionate about the idea of giving and helping others, still exists. And one of the best […]

Staying FIT for Recreational Sports as You Age

As you age, finding 9 people to play baseball (really 18) or 6-10 to play basketball is more and more challenging. Hence why people take up sports like golf and tennis. You can play with one other person or even alone (particularly in golf!) And for these ROTATIONAL sports, stability and strength are required but […]

Strength for Gardeners

Gardening is a hobby many retired adults pick up: they finally have the time, they enjoy working with their hands and they have the opportunity to sit back afterwards and appreciate the fruits of their labor. But gardening can take it’s toll on the body if you aren’t preparing for the labor involved: bending, squatting, […]

Strength Training for Travel and Adventure

If you love to travel or seek out adventure, you know your body has to be prepared for just about anything. And since we can’t spend all our time out seeking new adventures (maybe you can but SOME of us have to work!) we have to find ways to prepare the body. And loaded carry […]

Resistance Training as You Age

There are plenty of keys to aging well out there today: take 10 grams of fish oil a day, eat 2 lbs of vegetables a week, take a free sucker punch at one person a week (okay, just kidding. I wanted to make sure you were actually reading!) Aging well is dependent on what you […]

Squat Tips for Teachers

Teachers, even if they don’t train on a regular basis, squat all day, every day. It’s critical to teaching and working one on one with a student. One thing I was taught and most teachers are taught early on, standing tall over a young child can be incredibly intimidating, even it that child doesn’t know […]

Fall Stressing you out? Recovery is KING!

September is a wonderful time of year for many of our FIT Athletes: Summer weather still lingering but football in full swing, kids are back in school and the routine of the school year feels “right.” For other FIT Athletes, September is CHAOS! The weather could be hot OR freezing cold, causing all kinds of […]

Carry kids, get your Core Strong!

Teachers have to carry dozens of random things: kids, school supplies, classroom desks, etc. The saving grace here is, carrying objects is a great way to train the trunk, or core. In the video above, Coach Jared shows teachers 3 simple tips to turn that classroom chore into a core exercise: building strength and preventing […]

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 […]