1. The Invisible Universe Within

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMS Justin Sonnenburg, a microbiologist at Stanford, suggests that the next step toward good health may be when we realize we are “an elaborate vessel optimized for the growth and spread of our microbial inhabitants.” In 2003, the Human Genome Project, the international scientific research project with the goal of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the hum…Read More

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    Optimal Nutrition: Eating After Your Small Group Fitness Class

    Imagine this: you’ve just completed a small group fitness training session here at Intelligent Fitness Personal Training, your muscles are sore but satisfied, and in your sweat-soaked clothing, you’re headed home. After feeling like you’ve earned the right to be a little bit lazy, you start streaming Netflix, embracing the soft support of your couch. After watching for awhile, you get up to …Read More

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    Nutrition Matters: Fueling Up Before Your Small Group Training Class

    Getting off of the couch and getting active is half the battle, but what you put into your body is the other half of the battle. After all, it requires some extent of energy just to get to our North Canton gym in the first place, let alone the energy it takes to burn off all of those calories. So, what you eat before and after a workout is really important. By fueling your fitness experience with …Read More

  4. New Kicks for Kids!

    Working with young athletes a lot has kept me up to date on all the new fashion trends in sports and athletic apparel. The kids come in to the gym wearing the newest and coolest in athletic gear. I'm a big proponent of the saying “look good, play good”, but there's also a need to make sure that the equipment being used is the best to accomplish the task at hand. This article is meant to inform…Read More

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    Benefits Of Small Group Training Classes

    You’ve heard the cliché before: life is a journey, not a destination. As generic as that sounds, it’s true! Well, fitness is no different. Becoming fit is an ongoing process that incorporates nearly all aspects of your life, requiring immense levels of dedication and discipline. Now, at the same time, getting in great shape is also one of the single most rewarding experiences there is. Everyo…Read More

  6. Common Myths About Aerobic Exercise

    Have you ever heard ridiculous claims like “Sprinting for twenty minutes straight makes you drop twenty pounds” or something along the lines of “I cured my cancer by running a local 5k!”? If you’ve been subjected to people seriously spouting these claims like they’re the truth, then you’ve been a victim of cardio myths. The horror! With so many people believing so many different thin…Read More

  7. Simple Solutions for Tight Hips

    By Hannah Alderfer, Trainer, Runner, Stretcher Have you ever thought about the complexity of what it takes to sit, stand, walk, run, or perform a variety of other movements involving your hip joint? The hip joint is quite complex and can also be the cause of a lot of pain if not taken care of. You aren’t alone if you’ve ever had to deal with hip tightness, low back pain, knee pain, or bad post…Read More

  8. See You In Class!

    By Mel Neading, BS & class enthusiast  As we grow ever closer to the Grand Opening of our NEW facility, some changes have begun to take place.  We as trainers have adapted a few new techniques that we know will help our clients become stronger, healthier, and happier!!  I talked about the FMS screen in a previous blog and how the screen helped us as trainers to put everyone into a proper le…Read More

  9. Why Our Personal Fitness Program Offers Corrective Exercise

    Fitness and personal training are some of the best, healthiest, and hard-earned ways to spend your time. That being said, getting in shape isn’t just for those who have properly functioning muscles or a normal range of motion - many people come into a personal training gym after getting into some sort of accident, or they might have a condition that limits the use of their muscles. While you’r…Read More

  10. What Level Are You?

    By Melanie Neading, BS & a "3"More than likely, one of your recent training appointments began with your trainer holding a board in one hand and a pole in the other announcing your training is going to begin with a screening.  As you moved through your screening the initial panic probably wore off and you realized it really wasn't that bad!  So what EXACTLY was that all about???  A test to…Read More