When training the muscles of our thighs, athletes tend to naturally focus on the power houses of the quadriceps…the force behind the kick that drives us forward with each step. It’s easy to target the quadriceps in both our strengthening and stretching exercises (squats anyone?) and if the knee position is aligned, these muscles tend […]
If you think “trying to relax” just doesn’t work, then you need to read this. Here are 5 super practical ways to improve mental clarity and reduce stress.
Spring has finally begun to blossom. The days are getting longer and warmer, and soon trees will be lush and flowers will be in full bloom. Summer will be here in no time, which means tank tops, shorts, and bikinis for some. For others, it means rock climbing, swimming or long bike rides. Unsurprisingly, spring […]
My life was forever changed when I crossed the finish line of my first 5K. For starters, I never thought I could finish a 5K. And two, the journey to the start line taught me that when I put my mind to something, I can achieve it. Sign up and get motivated. The key for […]
Congratulations on making it halfway through the challenge! Weeks 3 & 4 focused on increasing your intensity and introduced more weight with resistance bands and dumbbells. Coming up with weeks 5 & 6 we will add on additional workouts throughout the week. Some days will have both an AM & PM exercise. Saturdays will also introduce […]
If you’re hooked on cycling as a no-impact, high quality, cardiovascular workout, you already know that these workouts build strength, improve fitness, and even reduce body fat. Cycling is easy on the joints and a great complement to running, weightlifting, and other forms of training. Unfortunately, if you ignore mobility related to cycling, it could […]
Indoor cycling burns serious calories. Cycling workouts get the heart pumping and leaves your metabolism jacked for hours, without impact on your joints. So if a calorie churning workout is what draws you to your indoor cycling training, it makes sense to maximize efforts to increase the calorie burn. Wondering how to do it? Here […]
I hope weeks 1 & 2 of our Beach Body Series went well for you. If you haven’t started yet, that’s okay, it’s never too late. Starting this week we are going to increase our intensity and start challenging ourselves a little bit more. To accomplish this we will add in some weight training with […]
Olympic Weightlifting, also simply called Weightlifting, is growing in popularity, due largely to its inclusion in functional fitness style workouts. The Snatch and Clean and Jerk (more on these later) are the only lifts included as competitive events in the sport of Weightlifting, though home and functional movement workouts include variations of these lifts. This […]
You shouldn’t lift the same amount of weight for months or years on end. You need to challenge your muscles to continually work harder and become stronger. Here’s how to know when you’re ready to increase your weight.
Can you feel it?! The warmth is coming . . . and with that means summer is coming too! Get in shape and get ready for the beach (and a beach body)! Our wonderful Joli, certified personal trainer, has put together this amazing 8 week program to help us feel and look great on the […]
Now that you’re all set up with the basics of exactly how to run on a treadmill, it’s time to get more specific and use your treadmill to reach certain goals. For many of you, the number one goal is fat loss. Below are some easy to follow steps for a successful fat burning treadmill workout. […]