Why You Should Diversify Your Movement Portfolio

In the fitness industry, there’s no shortage of avenues to travel down. Whether you fall in the category of a powerlifter, Olympic lifter, or collegiate athlete, every adaptation you make comes with a cost. A powerlifter who’s peaking for a meet will likely resemble a penguin the way they walk. Explosive athletes like Olympic lifters… Continue reading Why You Should Diversify Your Movement Portfolio

Building your Aerobic Base and why we need to do it

When we talk about cardiovascular exercise nowadays what generally comes to mind a quick HIIT workout that lasts anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes.  In a world where we love immediate gratification, these workouts sound like a great idea; they are time efficient and we feel like we got crushed at the end of the… Continue reading Building your Aerobic Base and why we need to do it

Fad diet myths: do they really work?

Fad diets have played a major role in developing the recipe, for a massive body composition change when it’s crunch time to get sexy. We practically work against ourselves prioritizing these diets with hopes to attain magazine cover results, that would typically take twice as much time as we are willing to put in.  Hype… Continue reading Fad diet myths: do they really work?

How mindset helped me annihilate my fitness goals

I still find it hard to believe how different my body was just two years ago while I was still in my undergrad. I was your typical student studying night and day and always putting exercise on my list of things to do, but never quite making it happen. Ironically I was studying exercise health… Continue reading How mindset helped me annihilate my fitness goals

Biohacking 101: Dasha Maximov’s Cheatsheet to Optimized Health

We had the opportunity to present some questions to an expert in the field of biohacking. If you ever wondered why you’re seeing so many more people intentionally submerging their unclothed bodies into ice-cold water or taking naps in hyperbaric oxygen chambers… wonder no more. We ask Dasha all of these questions and more. Let’s… Continue reading Biohacking 101: Dasha Maximov’s Cheatsheet to Optimized Health

10 ways fitness benefits your life

1. Increase your strength: Strength is always practical, no matter if you’re a young athlete or a parent working a 9-5. After all, what other way is there to prevent atrophy and stay healthy as we get older? Strength training increases tendon strength for healthy joints, maintains/increases muscle mass (especially important as we get older),… Continue reading 10 ways fitness benefits your life

How to Make Movement and Strength Part of Your Routine

Something has been brewing in my head for a while: how movement and strength are factors that everyone needs. Fitness professionals may look at movement and strength as a “stability and mobility” topic, but to me, it’s a little more than that. Through my educational and professional career, I have had the opportunity to work… Continue reading How to Make Movement and Strength Part of Your Routine

How to Get Free Personal Training

Understanding Health Insurance and whether it covers personal training? Big issues in America, health care, taxes, obesity, and Pythons in Florida. Three of these things can be used synergistically (four if you are super creative). How you ask? First you seduce the pythons into agreeing to a Bezos inspired tax evading offshore ponzi scheme located… Continue reading How to Get Free Personal Training

How to Regain Overhead Mobility

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Before you begin programming, consider overhead mobility. It is our duty to ensure that clients reach their goal with respect to their movement capabilities. Overhead mobility is important for a number of different exercises; overhead presses, incline presses, and crisp high fives, not to mention essential activities of daily living. Maintaining healthy overhead mobility can… Continue reading How to Regain Overhead Mobility

The First Law of Change: Find Your Acceptable Level of Discomfort

Each morning I take the T into work. As I wait for the train, I’m serenaded by a Fred Astaire impersonator. A man in his 50’s holding a microphone slowly moves side to side and sings: Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper Super-duper I’d be less than thrilled… Continue reading The First Law of Change: Find Your Acceptable Level of Discomfort