1. 21 Days is a Myth, But 5 Days is Reality

    By: Philip Palmer, BA, CPT, GEI Finishing up his series on behavior change, read on to find out how to simplify the process of creating new, healthy habits! Ask someone how long it takes to establish a new habit and the number 21 days is frequently mentioned. This number is confidently spoken, not questioned, and believed to be true for everyone. After hearing it so often, I decided to investigate…Read More

  2. The Importance of Variety in Training

    “Progress is impossible without change.” Most of us resist change. We like routine. We like knowing what’s to come. But without change, without variety, there is little or no growth. The same is true when it comes to exercise. Pursuing change is much easier to talk about than actually do. Our brains and bodies are designed to fight against change, which is exactly what variety in your workou…Read More

  3. Homeopathic Health 101

    By Reese Floyd, forward-thinking CPT! As we strive to be healthy beings we exercise, eat a proper balanced diet, and avoid illness to the best of our abilities. However time and again sickness strikes and we go to the medicine cabinet. We measure a dose, chase it with some water, and we play the waiting game. What if there was a more natural way of treating what ails us? In homeopathy, the thought…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Epigenetics: How Lifestyle Affects Gene Expression

    Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC, & in control of her genes! Recently I watched the first episode of a show created by PBS called 9 Months That Made You. It was all quite interesting as it broke down the first hours, days, and weeks in which a person is formed. It only took a few minutes into the episode, however, for one bit of information in particular to stand out to me. It’s called epigene…Read More

  6. I Earned It!

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC I earned it. I deserve it. It’s my reward. One more rep, one more mile, one more minute and it’s mine. That scoop of ice cream, piece of pie, plate of cookies, bag of chips, or bottle of ice-cold soda is rightfully yours. Who’s to say you don’t deserve it? At least that’s what the Coca-Cola company is trying to push at us these days. They would whole-hea…Read More

  7. Dieting vs. Lifestyle: What’s the Difference?

    by Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC You’ve no doubt heard the ominous statistic: Two-thirds of people who lose weight gain even more weight back within 4 or 5 years. That in itself is enough to discourage even the most determined among us. What’s the answer? What is the secret to not only losing weight but keeping it off? The good news is that you do not have to be one of the statistics. You can…Read More

  8. Mirroring

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC Have you ever been to an exercise class and had the instructor scratch her head and you instinctively scratch your head too? When you see two women talking at lunch and you think that the events being discussed have happened to both of them because their facial expressions, emotions and gestures mimic each other. Have you ever been watching football and when ther…Read More

  9. Characteristics of our Healthiest Clients

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC As a Personal Fitness Trainer, one of the things new clients often say is that they want to be like or look like some of our other clients. Although that’s a great compliment to my many healthy clients, what so many people don’t understand is that it’s not just what they do during their training session that gives them their edge; it’s their overall li…Read More

  10. Do Fitness Contests Motivate?

    I know you’ve seen the latest gym craze with all those contests that swear you’ll have the body you want in just a few weeks…  Skinny Jeans, Fat to Fab, Biggest Winner, Biggest Loser, or 21 days to anything you want!  And while we’re trolling Pinterest for double chocolate peanut butter brownies, we’re also being bombarded by skinny photo-shopped women giving us their latest 30 day cha…Read More