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Circuit Training Workout Routine for Home

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Circuit Training Workout Routine for Home

Part 2 – No Gym, No Problem: House Room Circuit Training In this second part of the “No Gym, No Problem” series, we will introduce a new concept for home workouts that you will want to include in your training program even if you do go to a gym. First, let’s take a look at […]

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Do Energy Gels Work: What You Need-to-Know

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Do Energy Gels Work: What You Need-to-Know

What is energy gel? If you’ve ever watched or have been exposed to activity that requires a lot of endurance, you’ve probably seen athletes squeeze oddly shaped packets into their mouths and throw them to the ground. Inside these packets contain a gooey substance commonly referred to as goo, but marketed in the industry as […]

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The Three Forgotten Pillars of Optimal Health

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The Three Forgotten Pillars of Optimal Health

Reaching Your Maximum Potential Sure, nutrition and exercise are an essential part of maintaining good health, but you only attend to them a few hours of your day. There are three things you can control, not only in the gym, but every waking moment of your day, that will determine the quality of your life. […]

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History of the 45lb Plate: 45 lbs or Bust

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History of the 45lb Plate: 45 lbs or Bust

45lbs Instead of 50? One of athletics most puzzling questions is now answered. Why is it that when you go to rack weight on the barbell, the heaviest plates read 45lbs instead of 50? And have you ever questioned whether or not the plates actually weigh what they say they weigh? It all comes back […]

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Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes

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Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes

Structuring Nutrition & Conditioning Programs for Youth Athletes We understand that there is an epidemic in North America regarding exercise and obesity in children and teenagers. Further still, we are also faced with designing training programs and nutritional strategies for today’s young athletes. Never has training and conditioning been more important for those looking to […]

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Top 5 Worst Weight Machines

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Top 5 Worst Weight Machines

5 of the Worst Selectorized Resistance Training Machines in the Gym While the gym is no doubt filled to the walls with many different pieces of equipment, not all the equipment is equal when it comes down to effectiveness. In fact, many machines in the gym are in my opinion sitting right on the border […]

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Identifying Achilles Pain and What to Do About It

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Identifying Achilles Pain and What to Do About It

Identifying Your Achilles Pain Whether due to a continuous repeated movement or a singular traumatic event, damage was incurred and now you’re injured. So what do you do? For one, it is always beneficial to check in with a health care professional who is well-versed in physiology and rehabilitative exercises such as a physical therapist […]

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Top 10 Tips for Banishing Workout Boredom

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Top 10 Tips for Banishing Workout Boredom

Need a Burst of Fitness Inspiration? Try These 10 tips for Busting Out of an Exercise Rut So, you make plans to go to the gym and get in a great workout. When you get there, or even on the way, you notice you feel a little…lackluster. You find that you’re not motivated to work […]

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How to Behave Around Women at the Gym

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How to Behave Around Women at the Gym

Working Out Alongside the Ladies: 3 Key Tips Alright fellas, there is a super hot infiltration of these amazingly strong and badass women in the free weight section of the gym lately. No judgments; as a heterosexual woman, I too, get giddy when I see these rare and beautiful creatures. I understand how adding a […]

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How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

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How to Become a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor

Why Become a Zumba Teacher? Perhaps you’re a confirmed Zumba lover who wants to take their Zumba love to the next level. Or maybe you’re a current fitness instructor looking to add a hot new skill to their repertoire. Either way, if possess a love of music, dancing, fitness, and teaching, alongside an upbeat attitude, […]

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Gym Etiquette 101: What You Should Know

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Gym Etiquette 101: What You Should Know

Be A Good Gym Citizen by Following These 5 Simple Rules of Etiquette The last thing you want when you’re at the gym is a sweaty jacked dude all up in your face, upset that you didn’t re-rack your weights. Just kidding, it’s very rare something like that would happen, but to create the best […]

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Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

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Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions

“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night’s panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts. And especially will […]

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Battling Ropes Training

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Battling Ropes Training

Battling Ropes: What They can do for Your Training As a trainer, I am always looking for different ways to help my clients and group participants reach their goals. Sometimes it includes bodyweight only exercises, and sometimes it includes the use of equipment. Every time it includes keeping them interested with constantly changing workouts, not […]

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Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

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Hypermobility Syndrome Assessment Tips for Trainers

Recognizing Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome When you come across a client that exhibits hypermobile joints, do you dismiss it as something of no real importance, or do you take note and assess further? What is it? Hypermobility is a condition in which the joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular […]

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