1. Dig Deep

    By Hannah Alderfer, B.A., CPT "Dig deep." That's the phrase the designers decided to print on the shoelaces of my Brooks Launch coral-colored running shoes. That phrase passed through my mind more than once during the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon on Monday April 20th. For just over 3 hours, I not only had to dig deep into my physical capabilities and push past increasing fatigue and soreness,…Read More

  2. 6 Tips for Runners

    By Hannah Alderfer, B.A., CPT It’s springtime and many of you will begin to make your way outside to do a variety of activities that you’ve been waiting all winter long to do. Some of you will garden, some will get out the golf clubs, and others will begin running again. For those of you who plan to start running, whether it is routine or periodic, follow the 6 tips below to find yourself runn…Read More

  3. Post-Workout Recovery!

    The food you eat throughout the day is, of course, very important. However, the food you eat after a workout may be even more important. Your body reacts to food after a workout differently than it would throughout the rest of the day. When you consume particular nutrients post-workout, you can improve body composition, recovery, and overall performance. There are three goals for post-workout nutr…Read More

  4. History of the Burpee

    By Joe Cartwright, B.A., CPT The burpee. What a love-hate relationship we have with this exercise. Why is it called a burpee, and who was the twisted person that invented this exercise? The history may surprise you; what was intended for good has been turned into a beast of an exercise that was blown way out of proportion. According to the Huffington Post, the burpee today is nothing like it used …Read More

  5. We Love Our Clients!

    We love our clients. You let us have a career we love while working with the most fun & interesting people. (And getting to come to work in workout clothes is a bonus also!) So here are just a few reasons why we love you! Donut Saturday Disco Saturday Only missing a workout when you are sick or on vacation – for over a decade! The “Foam” roller Finally becoming a “Real Client” There …Read More

  6. What We Do

    There are times even Trainers have burnout... when we need picked up, dusted off, kicked in the butt and put back in the gym... when we need inspiration to keep the day moving forward. We get these things from our clients. Training isn't just a job, an hour with a client, or a little motivational email. It is our life, what we do and who we are. But do you really know who we are? We are not a main…Read More

  7. Learn to Breathe Again (The Right Way!)

    “To breathe fully is to live fully, to manifest the full range of power of our inborn potential for vitality in everything that we sense, feel, think, and do.” When was the last time you thought about the way you breathe...especially during exercise? When you are working out, maybe your only thought is that “I NEED more oxygen ASAP!” But did you know that most adults have trained their bod…Read More

  8. Progressing to a Successful Resolution

    By Joe Cartwright, B.A., CPT January is here, and along with the New Year comes the hope for change. Whatever that hope may be, let’s make it a tangible goal this year instead of something that slips through our fingers and gets put on the back-burner until next January. According to staticbrain.com, health related resolutions make up about 38% of the countries New Year’s resolutions, and losi…Read More

  9. Should You Stretch?

    Have you read in a popular magazine or Internet article recently that stretching is not good for you because it decreases performance or doesn’t reduce injury risk, and thought to yourself, “Should I stop stretching?” If you’re a regular client at Intelligent Fitness, you’ll come to understand quickly that stretching and Range of Motion (ROM) exercises are very prominent here and differe…Read More

  10. All Tied Up… The Secret To Lacing Your Shoes

    Take a quick glance down at your shoes. I’d be willing to bet you have the laces criss-crossed all the way up to the top eyelet, just like you bought them in the store. What would you think if I said you were wearing your shoes wrong for your entire life? What if I said your shoes can fit better with the right lacing even when active… whether that be hiking, biking, running, or just plain walk…Read More