F.I.T. Blog

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 […]

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 […]