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. You Say “I’m Going To” and Then Walk Away

    In the weeks ahead, Trainer Philip is going to take you through a series of behavioral change tactics to help you make the changes you need and, most importantly, maintain them! You and your trainer decide that there is some goal you want to achieve. You’re motivated, excited, and encouraged to be a healthier you. You tell the trainer “I’m going to do this” and then you walk away. You s…Read More

  3. Personal Training And Exercise Motivation

    What’s the most difficult part about exercising and getting in shape? Is it enduring the teeth-gritting burn during the heat of an intense interval workout, or coping with the muscle soreness afterward? Is it struggling to find a personal fitness trainer that you actually enjoy training with? Perhaps your alarm goes off early in the morning and you struggle to do anything other than hitting the …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Meet Erin!

    I am the youngest of three girls and can remember growing up always admiring my sister's in the various sports they played. My parents always let us try any sport we wanted to as long as we tried our best and finished out the season. No quitting! After numerous attempts at softball, gymnastics, and basketball, I began playing soccer at 9 years old. I can remember finally falling in love with a spo…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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