F.I.T. Blog

Self-Care for Wrists and Ankles

If you ever spent any amount of time playing a contact sport, you likely have rolled your ankle. It’s almost inevitable. And if you have ever skied, snowboarded or done anything where learning involved falling, you have probably banged your wrist a few times during those crash “learning” opportunities. Ankles are wrists are easy to […]

Self-Care for Your Elbows and Knees

Knees and elbows: the bane of my existence. I almost cringe thinking about these bad boys. I have subluxed my knees more than I can count at this point and I have a love/hate relationship with front squats, especially when I’ve been desk ridden for a long time – my elbows take the brunt of […]

Self-Care Strategies for Mobilizing the 4 Knots

What the heck are the 4 knots? It’s NOT the key to a good first mate on a ship or the necessary knowledge needed to earn a Boy Scout badge. Today, I’m talking about the 4 knots of the body: shoulder joints and hip joints. 4 areas of the body that when functioning with full […]

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 […]