1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Different Results

    “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results each time.” ~Albert Einstein Many of you come to us and you want to lose weight, or you don’t want to gain over the holidays, or you want to change your diet. You’ve said it out loud, so it’s going to happen…. Right? We get excited and think, “Maybe this is the time they will change!” So we give you t…Read More

  7. Form Fixes for All Runners

    “A strong butt is the key to a happy life.” That’s an odd quote to live by, but to run by, there may be nothing so true. The gluteal muscles are the powerhouse of every runner, or at least they should be. When a runner’s glutes don’t do their job, everything else will eventually fall apart. Lately in the runner’s world we have been hearing lots about foot strike – mid-foot, forefoot,…Read More

  8. Mind Over Matter

    By Shelley Miller, BA, CPT, PN1 The trainers here at Intelligent Fitness have discussed post workout nutrition numerous times. One of the main points in post workout nutrition is to save your excess carbohydrates to eat after exercise, which is still a true statement. However, a concern can arise from this principle as well. Are you eating too much post workout? After an intense exercise session, …Read More