1. We Love Our Clients – 2019 Edition!

    You let us have a career we love while working with the most fun & interesting people. (And getting to come to work in workout clothes is a bonus also!) So here are just a few reasons why we love you!     TSOB:  Turtle Stuck On Back Gangly Velociraptor Kettlebells make my nose run Henry, Georgie, Rufus, and the one who started it all… Buster (RIP, Buster) Notes left on the counter for…Read More

  2. Plan of Attack

    By Josh Sample, BA Have you ever wanted to accomplish a fitness goal (or any goal really) and felt that you’ve had all the motivation in the world and have no plan of attack? Or perhaps you’ve got a plan and lack motivation? Maybe you’ve even started a path in the past, or you're in one now, and just get burned out? My advice is to start at the beginning. Before working towards the goal, bef…Read More

  3. Why RIGHT NOW?

    By: Shannon Ortiz, LPCCS, RYT200, SPS What is your WHY? Many life coaches, motivational speakers, and yes, even counselors (including me!), will challenge people to find their WHY? Their purpose. The mistake we often make is we immediately think big picture. If it’s a fitness goal, maybe it’s to lose 30 pounds or set a 5k PR. If it’s job or business related, maybe it’s to quit your job an…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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

  10. 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