Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Whether you are an aspiring bodybuilder or want to improve overall fitness, there are six basic movement patterns we all use that makes understanding strength training simple. It is these foundational movement patterns that are the backbone to all strength exercises. Continue reading Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Try These Fun Spring Outdoor Exercise Ideas!

I spend a lot of time in the gym working out, both by teaching classes, and training clients in groups and individually. Sometimes you just need a break from the indoor routine, and this is the perfect time to try these fun spring outdoor exercise ideas! I like to do these one set at a time, running from one to the other in between, for a good interval workout. Here are some of my favorites:

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Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

Agility training isn’t just for the hardcore professional athlete. It’s for anyone who is looking for improvement in speed, adaptability on your feet, balance, coordination, reflexes, and neuromuscular awareness. Continue reading Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

Why Heart Rate Monitoring Matters

Every week, I train folks and teach classes, and the question pops up about heart rate. What is the proper heart rate range, and what does it mean? It can be confusing to try to understand the ins and outs of heart rate monitoring, and why it matters to your exercise routine. Continue reading Why Heart Rate Monitoring Matters

5 Reasons to Try a New Workout

We’re all human, and humans by nature are creatures of habit. We all like what we like and do what we know. In general, there’s nothing at all wrong with that. But with fitness, sometimes we need to mix things up a bit to scare off boredom or push through a plateau. That’s why it’s important to try a new workout now and again. That might sound like it’s a tad outside of your comfort zone, but the benefits that can come out of simply trying something new and different are well worth it. Here are five reasons to try a new workout. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Try a New Workout