1. 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

  2. Healthy Tattoos!?!

    Tattoos have become more and more popular in today’s society. They no longer keep you from getting the job that you want, or have people believing that you are automatically in a gang. As someone who has multiple tattoos, I believe that they are a great way to express events or times in your life that you would like to remember forever. Now, they might be able to even save your life. Researchers…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 8 Reasons to Race

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC & 3x Boston Bound! Structure My training is never more structured than when I’m preparing for a race, especially a challenging one. When I train for a race, I plan out my weeks and make sure to incorporate hard days, long days, and, most importantly, easy recovery days. I structure in lifting to fit my running routine and stretch and foam roll to make sure t…Read More

  5. 5 Tips for a Better Running Season!

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC & runner-extraordinaire! Pick a Goal Race.  If you’re lacking motivation to keep running, put a race on your calendar that you can look forward to doing. For myself, if I don’t have something that I’m training for, I lose focus with my workouts and don’t stay as scheduled with my training. If you really want to be a better runner, then plan and train …Read More

  6. Six Tips for (Fitness) Success!

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC Get Your Mind Right.  Imagery. Mental Preparation. Visualization. Readiness Factor. Whatever you call it, you have to get your mind in the right place or you won’t be able to make changes to yourself physically. Treat Your Body Like A Temple.  Eat real food, drink water, sleep and manage stress. You can’t feel good working out and be successful in your fitn…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Please, Don’t Workout This Year!

    "Do you know the difference between training and working out? Training is when you have a progressive plan with measurable goals and continual challenges. Working out is anything that makes you sweaty and tired but not necessarily better because it lacks consistency, direction and specificity." ~ Nick Tumminelo   I couldn’t say it better myself!   This thought applies not only to athletes, bu…Read More

  10. Exercise As Medicine

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC You all know how important exercise is to your good health. But it's so easy to fall off the "exercise wagon" over the holidays!  Here are a few stats to help you realize how important it is to keep yourself on track! Engaging in daily physical activity may be almost as effective as a flu vaccine for lowering the odds of succumbing to an acute respiratory infect…Read More