F.I.T. Blog

Make Connections at the Gym, or Your 3rd Place

If you enjoy getting sloppy drunk at the bar after you get done with work and before you head home, I probably can’t help you. However, if the bar is your 3rd place because you love networking and connecting with people, I got you! Now I obviously prefer you do that networking and relationship building […]

Breathe Your Way to Better Training Results

You have your home, you have your work and then you have your place to get your sweat on: yoga, boxing, jogging, rowing, cycling, swimming etc. That could be your 3rd, or maybe 4th if you are a FIT Athlete, place which seems like a really healthy approach. And most of the time, it is! […]

Build Up Your Brakes After Lacing Up Your Kicks!

If your training place (the 3rd place) is the gym: meaning you love basketball, racquetball, pickleball, volleyball, basically anything with a ball, read on! Often times practice that used to happen, doesn’t anymore. And warm ups that used to be extensive and sweat inducing are short and maybe involve some toe touches and side bends […]

Quick and Effective Warm Up for Home Workouts

Our mission is for you to have three places: work, home and a place to train! Ideally it’s FIT because we can provide customized coaching and a constant eye on your form and technique. But we also realize that isn’t always going to be the case. If you have been putting in the time and […]

How to Box Jump Safely

There are usually two reasons why someone is leary of the box jump It’s hard to overcome the mental block of jumping onto something You have previously left some DNA on a box somewhere else AKA shin skinned by a box. Either way, there is a mental block. And while mental blocks can be a […]

Crush Your “I Wish” Goals

Three women stood over their bar, perplexed…. I wish I could do a 45kg Snatch!” How could these stupid 15kg yellow plates keep frustrating them, causing stress and anxiety every time max effort Snatches appears on their program? For months, a 45kg Snatch stood in the way of progress for three of our lifters. They […]

Achieve a Full Depth Squat

A full depth squat in your first ever strength training class was a big NO-NO. Coach said, “it will hurt your knees to go below parallel!” They were wrong! A full depth squat is something we should all strive to achieve for healthy lower body joints through a full range of motion (ROM). That doesn’t […]

Accomplish Your First Pull Up

Think back to middle school. There was that bar that hung ominously in the corner of the basketball court. Everyone dreaded the day when the PE teacher walked the group over to gather around it and test…you guessed it…the pull up! And if you were one of those who was never able to achieve a […]

Own Your Push Ups

One of the most common performance goals we hear as coaches: I want to do push ups. But good ones, not the ugly ones you often see in the group training classes at your local big box gym. So how do you train to improve the push up? Many people have tried variations of the […]

Crossover Symmetry Low (Part 2)

Crossover Symmetry is a great tool to get and keep your shoulders healthy. And when used in conjunction with the eye level exercises, you can get the whole 7 exercises done in under 5 minutes, which is great before or after a workout. Rule #1: Bands are ALWAYS crossed over, hence the name of the […]