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The Power of Yes

Some of the worst advice we can give in the worlds of fitness and nutrition revolves around a list of don’ts.  It is common practice in many transformation challenges to give clients meal plans which includes a list of foods to eat, how much, and when.  By default, this also includes a list of foods not to eat, times not to eat, and limits on quantities. Starting January 1st, cleanses/detoxes are another common practice by those trying to jump start good nutrition.  The practice of providing individuals meal plans or lists of foods to avoid are well intentioned, but lack nuance, and in many cases may have the opposite effect.  I have four children (ages 3-8) and one thing that…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 8

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 8 Horse Stance Horizontal About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike…

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Program Director Jeff Tirrell: Origins in Fitness

Program Director Jeff Tirrell: Origins in Fitness The end of 2019 marks twenty years training in the gym for me.  This passion has lasted over half of my life (61% to be precise).  It marks eleven years working professionally in the fitness industry where I’ve been blessed to make a living and provide for my growing family, work with some amazing clients, co-workers, and employers.  Many of my thoughts on various aspects of training and nutrition have evolved over the years due to personal experience, observing clients, and some great mentors I’ve had over this time.  I don’t like to talk about myself too often, but the few times I have told my story I’ve gotten positive feedback from individuals…

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December 2019 Newsletter

Our last newsletter of the year brings information on improving posture. Mike and Jeff demonstrates simple exercises that will help improve posture. Jeff's article on doing warm ups prior to exercising details the areas that should be warmed up and tells how to do this. See the last page for some exciting new training programs that will be available in 2020. Download Here

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 7

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 7 Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever possible,…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 6

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 6 Stairs and Side Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a…

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