F.I.T. Blog

How Lifting Weights Changed a Busy Mom’s Life


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT A couple years ago, Arielle Silver-Karsh was a busy mother who hadn’t exercised consistently in years. A friend encouraged her to check out a gym, but she was skeptical because she feared she would be entering a testosterone-driven environment that would make her “big and bulky.” She […]

Have you tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING works? Here’s what to do…


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Have you tried doing everything to lose weight, build muscle or get into shape? Does it seem like nothing you do works Well, I’ve got a harsh reality for you. Unless you’ve got a serious medical condition, you’re simply failing because you’re giving up too easily. In […]

Nutrition Tips for Busy People!


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT Are you a busy person? Do you feel like you’re always running around, and your nutrition has fallen by the wayside? Don’t worry – there’s hope! You just need to a different plan of attack than others. Here are three simple things you can implement right now […]

Importance of a Strong Back


by Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Occasionally, injuries pop up when preparing for a competition. Last year, as I trained cleans as I usually do, I felt a “tear” in my upper back. Unfortunately, the pain was enough to stop my training session. With the meet only 10 days away, I was […]

What If You Could Be a Kid Again?


by Jared Markiewicz, ACSM-CPT, YFS, TPI CGFI It’s been a long week at work. You have had way too much work to do and not enough time to do it. Your brain has been throbbing and your body is worn down from all the stress. But, it’s all good because now you get to take […]

Five B’s of Weightlifting


Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach First off, I am not a nutritionist. My five B’s are foods that I’ve found to be excellent for getting big and strong. Disclaimer: If your goal is not to get big and strong, this list is less applicable to you. By following this list, I gained […]

Avoid Fat Gain This Summer!


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT The warm months are upon us. That means barbecues, vacations, and parties. You know, all the fun stuff you’ve been waiting the entire winter to do! You’re going to have lots of beer, burgers, fries, and other greasy food. So you know what that means – you […]

Why Aren’t You Making Time for Fitness?


Annalise Simsek, CSCS, FMS-1, HRV-Pro, PN-1, Coach at FIT We talked recently about goals and how to set them so that they are truly achievable. But, for some reason, you still aren’t making progress and getting the results you had expected. You’re committed, right? You drew your line in the sand and said you wanted […]

Improve Training Results by Managing Stress


Ben Cagle, NASM, USAT-1 There are 24 hours in a day. During these hours, stress builds up, and can cause wear and tear on your body and mind. Stress can be physical, mental, emotional, environmental, etc. In any given week, those stresses can be consistent or widely variable. It greatly depends on your life! As […]

Setting Records


Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach I’ve been training an athlete for a while (we will call him Larry to protect the innocent) who loves to set world records. Well, they may “only” be personal records for him, but he calls them “Larry world records. I love that attitude! Setting records during your […]