Living stronger

When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind:  frailty.  Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness.  They probably walk...

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How to Get Through the Holidays with No Regrets

Let’s face it:  it’s hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays. Everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with...

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Resistance training can save your life

Resistance training is critical for true fitness.  Without it, your muscles will atrophy.  If you aren’t building muscle, you are likely losing it. And if you are 20 or older, you are definitely losing muscle, unless you are working hard to build it.  Beginning at age...

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3 tips to overcome winter weight gain

People tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months simply because they eat more and move less.  Not this Winter! It’s time to make this your best Winter ever to live healthier, get stronger and jump into Spring looking and feeling better. Although winter...

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5 Tips to Increase Your Energy Levels

Eat a protein and carbohydrate for Breakfast. If you don’t eat breakfast or only have an egg or just a piece of toast, this is imbalanced and doesn’t give you sustained energy for the day and can break your muscle tissue down which can lead to weight gain. Eat a...

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18 Reasons to strength train 2-3x week

Stops muscle loss and helps begin the rebuilding process. Makes daily activities easier, from carrying groceries to rearranging your furniture. Gives you a sculpted look. Increases bone density, giving you a strong, stable skeleton. Improves balance and coordination....

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4 Tips to Get in Shape at 40+

  Focus on building lean muscle as you age that burns more calories 24/7 versus just trying to burn more calories in the workout which can actually break muscle down and leave you scratching your head why you’re not getting the results you are looking for.  Strength...

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Why athletes get hurt in the weightroom

Increasing strength in the weight room is paramount to improving performance on the playing field.  How the athlete lifts weights and progresses their routine will dictate how much of that strength is transferred to the playing field to be unleashed as “useable...

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What Motivates You?

The statistics Brace yourself.  According to Rod K. Dishman, Ph.D., director of the Behavioral Fitness Laboratory at the University of Georgia, nearly 50 percent of people who begin an exercise program drop out within the first 6 months.  The question is, “Why?”  What...

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Benefits of In Season training

Reduce Injury/ Soreness – a number of athletes experience chronic levels of soreness when they start team training in preparation for the Fall season. Soreness can be reduced with the appropriate flexibility and massage training program because it flushes toxic debris...

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