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Personalizing Your Training with a Heart Rate Monitor

I remember back in high school we occasionally had to wear heart rate monitors for gym class. You got graded on your level of exertion. However, a few of us were athletes and going through gym class was a far cry from the level of exertion we experienced playing basketball or football. So, of course, […]

Staying Physically Active is Critical for Your Mental Health

If someone were to ask me, “what is the biggest reason potential clients reach out to us for training?” the answer is NOT what you think. It’s not fat loss. It’s not athletic performance. And it’s not muscle gain. They want accountability from REAL people! Listen, it’s been established over and over, we are neurologically […]

Quick Workout to Crush Between Zoom Meetings

“Zoom fatigue” was not a phase understood by many at the start of 2020. In fact, I don’t think I had ever heard it prior to a few months ago. But now, EVERYONE has Zoom and has probably gone through a phase where you feel absolutely crushed, like after a hard workout, but haven’t done […]

2020 Winter, Why is it Different From a Health Perspective?

The typical conversation I have with at least one new client in March (we will call our potential new client Rex): Rex: “Yeah, I have our Spring Break trip coming up at the end of this month and want to look great on the beach.” Me: “Cool, I think that’s a possibility, what have you […]

Make Push Ups Fun Again? (or maybe for the first time!)

Push ups get a bad name. Mostly, I think, because few people are ever taught how to do them correctly and are therefore put into a situation where they are likely to be unsuccessful when they do them. For example, I can recall being forced to do push ups when someone didn’t listen to Coach […]

A Different Way to Look at Goal Setting

Check out these coach to athlete scenarios about goal setting Scenario #1: Coach: “So, losing 15 lbs is what it’s all about for you? Cool. I think that’s a great goal because you want to look great in your jeans for date nights with your husband. It will give you confidence and make you feel […]

Pause (Squat) for Family Time

“The family that prays together, stays together.” Mother Teresa Right now, family is key. Being stuck at home for work while having your kids at home creates a unique bonding time that has never been experienced before. However, having everyone cooped up in the same place day in and day out can be a nightmare. […]

Thrust Your Way to a Better Butt and Gut

“Sitting is the new smoking.” I’m guessing by now, most everyone has heard that. And I would tend to agree. Sitting makes us lazier, more complacent to conform to society’s norm of a sedentary lifestyle AND it weakens our hip and core musculature. So, when you walk into the gym, it’s always the same thing: […]

Walk Taller with This Simple Shoulder Exercise

I love shoulders. Why you might ask? Well, for one, they comprise the most mobile joint structure in the human body. And the things they can do with the arm as a whip is, at times, electrifying. Think of a major league pitcher throwing 95 mph+ fastballs repeatedly over an entire baseball season without ever […]

Our Squat Endemic: Stop with the Knees Out Cue!

There is an endemic that has spread through the fitness industry. It grew out of the functional fitness boom that occurred, then was furthered by the growth of Crossfit. It’s a big problem and we need to put an end to it and set things straight. The endemic: the explosion of aggressive “knees out” squatting. […]

 

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