1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Boys & Girls of Summer!

    By: Tyler Murphy, BEd., CPT & former boy of summer! Even though it may not look like it outside with all the wind and snow, summer is fast approaching for youth athletes. Summer is a key time for training for young athletes looking to improve their performance and fitness for the next season. Preparing for training is just as important as the training itself. This article will discuss several …Read More

  4. 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

  5. Today’s Workout: Respiratory Training

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC, & breathing expert! You’ve felt it before. Lungs searing, heart racing, sweat pouring down. You can’t take much more and your body gradually slows down until you mentally say “no more” and stop. As an endurance athlete, I’m always intrigued by the challenge of my sport. What are the limits of the human body? Who can go the fastest, the farthest, end…Read More

  6. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    The first time I practiced Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), I was in my Health Psychology class at Malone University. It was mid-semester and I was stressed, as I often was by that point. My professor introduced us to PMR at what seemed like the most perfectly planned time for students who were overloaded with college work. By the end of the class, I felt relaxed, rejuvenated, and almost like …Read More

  7. Should You Stretch?

    Have you read in a popular magazine or Internet article recently that stretching is not good for you because it decreases performance or doesn’t reduce injury risk, and thought to yourself, “Should I stop stretching?” If you’re a regular client at Intelligent Fitness, you’ll come to understand quickly that stretching and Range of Motion (ROM) exercises are very prominent here, and differ…Read More

  8. Form Fixes for All Runners

    “A strong butt is the key to a happy life.” That’s an odd quote to live by, but to run by, there may be nothing so true. The gluteal muscles are the powerhouse of every runner, or at least they should be. When a runner’s glutes don’t do their job, everything else will eventually fall apart. Lately in the runner’s world we have been hearing lots about foot strike – mid-foot, forefoot,…Read More