1. Don’t Let Halloween Candy Be Your Gateway Drug

    It’s time to revisit an old blog of mine. One of my favorites and one that most of us need to hear every year so we start our “Holiday Season” off on the right foot! And since I know most of you are starting to buy candy for the kids, check out our tips below to make it easier to avoid the “Drugs!” I have a good friend Lori who pointed out something to me while our kids trick-or-treated …Read More

  2. Biomechanical and Functional Considerations of Twerking

    Yes... you read that right. When Joe gave me his blog I wasn't sure if I should tell him "no way" or "great job!". You can all be the judge! by Joe Cartwright, BA, CPT Twerking. It has been around for years, but Miley Cyrus has boosted its popularity to a whole new level. If you don't know what twerking is DO NOT GOOGLE IT!!! Let me attempt to explain. According to dictionary.com, twerking is defi…Read More

  3. Hannah’s Meal Prep 101!

    "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin How true is this quote? When it comes to figuring out what you’re going to eat while on the go, at work, or driving your kids to the moon and back, how many of you epically fail to prepare something healthy and instead grab the easiest and quickest thing you can because you’re stretched for time and energy? So let’s …Read More

  4. You’ve Believed A Lie!

    2 things lactic acid does NOT do: Make you tired Make you sore The lactic acid lie began with frogs. Yes, that's right, frogs. In 1922, researcher Otto Fritz Meyerhof decided to remove a frog's legs, place them in a jar and run electrical stimulation through them to make the muscles contract. Eventually the muscles stopped contracting (can you believe it?!) and when he examined them, he discovered…Read More

  5. It’s What We Do.

    Now that Intelligent Fitness is back on Facebook, I started looking around on it at all the other Fitness Trainers in our area. And first, let me start by saying that I realized we are NOT like other fitness trainers. We are NOT out to get you a better butt, ripped abs or to lose 40 lbs. in 4 weeks. That's nice, but for us, that's not real. Our clients want the better butt or ripped abs (and we'll…Read More

  6. Are You Really Starting Over?

    We all hear the horror stories of losing everything you worked so hard for when you take a break from working out, but are they really true? Well, technically yes they are; however, it's only true if your sabbatical lasts two weeks or longer. Let's break that down a little more... Your body has two different types of muscle fibers: type I muscle fibers and type II muscle fibers. Type I muscle fibe…Read More

  7. Seeing Food In New Light

    The following article was written by our very own Hannah Alderfer. Hannah has always been a great writer and contributor to our update. But this article exemplifies why I am proud to call her one of the Intelligent Fitness Team. I hope you get as much out of this as I did! You would think as a personal trainer and runner that I always view food appropriately. But my question to you is what does th…Read More

  8. What’s the Deal with Trans Fats?!

    We are all aware of the huge push to delete trans fats from our foods since the early 2000’s, but do you know why? Inspired by an article on examine.com, I thought I would fill you in on the dirty details of trans fats. First of all, what are they? Trans fats are actually unsaturated fatty acids that are a byproduct of partially hydrogenated oils. Don’t get too caught up on the jargon; focus m…Read More

  9. What to do when the WEATHER is HOT!

    (and one Intelligent Personal Trainer!) Hot, sticky, slow-and that's how you feel before you head outdoors for some exercise or to do yardwork. Your workout can feel twice as hard since your body tires faster in high heat. And with all the hot and humid days we’ve been having these tips will be critical to making the best of the weather. Here's how to last longer and be safer when the mercury ri…Read More

  10. Joe’s Tips for Self Myofascial Release!

    A little more sore than usual from that backyard football game? Gardening A LOT? Outside running around with your kids or grandkids? Check out Joe's tips to help you loosen up your muscles with myofascial release!  …Read More