Posts in category "fitness information"

The importance of the vertical jump test for athletes

The importance of the vertical jump test for athletes
The vertical jump is a key athletic skill set. Most athletes associate the vertical jump with basketball and volleyball players. An athlete’s vertical jump is a key indicator of their overall explosive capabilities. Despite that this test demonstrates power in the vertical plane, it is still indicative of an athlete’s potential. Even the NFL uses... Read more »

5 Best Gifts for an Athlete, Cross Fitter or Fitness Enthusiast

5 Best Gifts for an Athlete, Cross Fitter or Fitness Enthusiast
It can be challenging to pinpoint the perfect gift for an athlete, cross fitter or fitness enthusiast.  This population gets exposed to many of the newest fitness products and they spend most of their time in workout clothes. I would never dismiss the value of giving great training clothes, like sexy leggings, the best fitting... Read more »

Breaking News! The Greatest Discovery in Exercise Science

Breaking News!  The Greatest Discovery in Exercise Science
Here is the Future of Fitness Imagine every minute of your workout being results-driven and having to spend less time exercising in order to lose weight. The Method CRA-Test®  allows a person to look at their individual unique metabolic fingerprint at a cellular level. Although great trainers help with providing the programming to achieve fitness and performance... Read more »
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What does it mean, hit your 'micros vs. macros nutrients?'

What does it mean, hit your 'micros vs. macros nutrients?'
Have you read any headlines that say, “hit the macros?” It is a popular expression in the fitness industry.  But what exactly does it mean?   “Macros” is an industry term that refers to macronutrients such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates.  Although finding a good balance between the three is important, I am here to... Read more »

February is Heart Month, Why you should care.

The national campaign to heighten awareness about heart health is led by organizations like the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Their mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by the year 2017.  Their initiative includes building a  preventative mindset in every... Read more »

Fitness Industry B.S. - 8 Negative Fitness Messages

Fitness Industry B.S.  - 8 Negative Fitness Messages
The end of the year and holiday season offers many opportunities to network and meet new people.  All the additional events I have attended have increased my parties/month average for the year.  In the numerous conversations I have had at these parties, mostly consisting of small talk and elevator pitches about your profession; I get... Read more »
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Most Popular Exercises in U.S., Do THIS, NOT THAT!

Keep your neck long and shoulders down.  Another way to think of it is lowering or depressing the shoulders into your back.
It used to be that just the boutique gyms had all the trendy toys.  In fact, many small gyms built their training platform around tools categorized today as ‘function fitness.’  But tires, ropes and medicine balls are all conventional tools for weight loss.  Now that these fitness tools are part of the HIIT (high intensity... Read more »

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!

Fitness Gifts: Buy this, NOT that!
Most likely someone on your Christmas list is a health conscious person who does workout or is ready to begin making changes.  Finding a great gift that suits their lifestyle is a considerate way to spend money.  So let’s try to give you a guide that will help you avoid wasting your money.  This list... Read more »

Pain in your back?

Pain in your back?
One of my favorite exercises on the resist-a-ball is the back bend over the ball.  The longer I sit, the more my lower back stiffens up.  The tightening is usually my SI joint (or tailbone) locking up (or at least the soft tissue, muscles, ligaments tightening up).  Some of you might wait it out to... Read more »
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5 Best Fitness Gadgets

1.	Iron Gym Pull Up Bar ($30, target.com)- this is the best $30 my husband has ever spent on fitness equipment.  Despite owning a gym, he is a sucker for gadgets.  This pull up bar works fantastic.  It does not ruin my doorframe and had held up for a couple years now considering it gets used 2-3 times a week.