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. 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. 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

  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. Is Your Shampoo Sabotaging Your Health?

    by Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC, & chemical conscious trainer! You probably don’t realize it, but on a daily basis you are exposed to a variety of “hidden” chemicals that pose a threat to your health. And it’s not just from the foods you are eating or the environment where you live and work. In your quest for improving your health, have you ever thought about the ingredients in the s…Read More

  6. 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

  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. Curls for the Girls… Beating Sarcopenia!

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC Curls for the girls! That’s what I regularly hear from one of our older (and wiser) clients at Intelligent Fitness. Although he might be lifting for “the girls” it might actually be giving him a longer, better quality of life and keep him above ground even longer! Age related loss of muscle mass, strength & power is known as Sarcopenia. Sarcopenia isn…Read More

  10. 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