1. World Records That Pushed the Boundaries of What We Thought Was Possible

    The human body is absolutely incredible. This dynamic, organic set of mass is capable of achieving many things that no other life form on earth can achieve. While we’re so delicate as to contract a life-threatening illness from a virus transmitted by air particles, we’re so able to withstand great deals of pain and, ultimately, rewrite the limitations of the human body. Why the epic introducti…Read More

  2. Exercises for Pool Season Prep (That Aren’t Crunches!)

    By: Erin McDermott, BA, CPT As summer approaches, the abdominals become a hot topic as many of us start preparing for our "beach bodies." Our browsers fill with such as: How to Flatten Your Tummy in 5 Easy Moves! or 21 Guaranteed Moves to Target your Abs!, and we inevitably end up frustrated when we don’t see the promised results. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception about core trainin…Read More

  3. Avoiding Common Exercise-Related Injuries

    There’s no greater feeling of personal accomplishment and gratification than seeing your muscles bulk up, that needle on the scale go down, or smashing your latest personal record. Conversely, there’s no worse feeling than accidentally injuring yourself mid-workout, rendering you sedentary or just plain immobile for an extended period of time. It’s one thing to be happy in your life without …Read More

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    Avoid These Common Workout Mistakes By Using A Certified Personal Trainer

    If you ate an entire plate of spaghetti twenty minutes before your workout to “carbo load” or you jumped straight into a run wearing your street clothes, then you’re doing it wrong. Here at Intelligent Fitness Personal Training, we’ve seen some interesting mistakes that people have made over the years, and by writing about some of these fitness things, hopefully we can prevent people from …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

  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. The Benefits of HIIT Exercises With Your Personal Trainer

    You may have heard about the ‘HIIT’ method when it comes to vigorously exercising and getting in shape, but what does it mean, and how can it benefit your fitness training? No, ‘HIIT’ doesn’t refer to actually hitting things as a means of workout (though we suppose that using a punching bag could be beneficial), but we’ll get into the nuances and benefits of HIIT exercises a little fur…Read More

  9. One Little Spark!

    By Reese Floyd, CPT, & Spark Starter! In today's world we have seen science make leaps and bounds forward in understanding the human brain. There has been mapping out of synapses, pinpointing damage, and treating of ailments. However, there is now studies presenting the idea of exercise improving our brain function. In Spark, The Revolutionary New Science Of Exercise And The Brain, written by…Read More

  10. A Good Fitness Professional Will Emphasize The Importance of Stretching

    When it comes to exercise and getting in better shape, strength training, muscle building and cardiovascular endurance often get the most attention. But what about flexibility? Yes, we’re talking about stretching. If you’re already a fitness junkie, then you’re probably quite familiar with the overall importance of stretching, but if not, then we strongly recommend checking out this useful i…Read More