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Simple Programming for Sweet Success

Simple Programming for Sweet Success The internet is great in that it gives us access to virtually endless information at the touch of a button or the sound of our voice.  The internet is terrible in that it gives us access to virtually endless information at the touch of a button or the sound of our voice.  Nature dictates that we thrive on limited and simple choices.  In the wilderness, you have a couple of choices of what to eat--you either eat them or starve.  You have limited options for water.  Perhaps a stagnant puddle, a small pond, maybe a running stream or lake.  You drink one or die from dehydration.  During inclement and colder weather, you build some form…

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Habit Helpers

Habit Helpers Getting Better at the Fitness Process Fitness is a motivational mind game.  The psychology department at the University of Michigan has found that it takes six to eight weeks to develop the habit of exercise.  If you can get a participant to remain consistent for that period of time, their chances of staying with a program will be good.  Setting appropriate goals provides the ongoing psychological reinforcement necessary to develop and maintain the fitness habit.  The type of goal you choose can make a big difference in your chances of success. Most fitness clients set outcome goals—they want to lose twenty pounds, drop two dress sizes, run a 10 kilometer race, perform ten pull ups, etc…  Outcome goals…

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Morning Exercise Habit

Morning Exercise Habit Success in any fitness program is based on consistency.  Train, eat, sleep, repeat produces amazing results if carried out over a long period of time.  Several studies have found that those of us who exercise in the morning miss fewer workouts and are more dedicated to a fitness lifestyle.  When you exercise in the morning no unscheduled life events have a chance to develop which often happens when you work out in the afternoon.  While everyone else is dozing, you can train and no one misses you at home or work.  It takes the guilt out of spending time on yourself instead of tending to the needs of your family, work, and home. Many people look at…

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Four Fitness Rules to Live By

Four Fitness Rules to Live By 1) Have Fun A mediocre training plan done consistently trumps a perfect training plan done infrequently. This was one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp as a young personal trainer and strength coach. With all of the knowledge and experience we gain, we often want to use all of the evidence of research and advice of more experienced individuals to put together the most meticulous, well thought out, perfect training plan. Almost any experienced coach or trainer will agree that repeatedly showing up is the most important variable in achieving long term, sustainable progress. If trainers forget the importance of a client enjoying their training plan, they miss a fundamental principle. The…

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April 2017 Newsletter

Many of life's activities involve using our legs in a reciprocal pattern.  Find out why training in half kneeling position can help.  Exercise instruction and demonstration included in a video link. Learn the four steps to a successful fitness program and how to correctly use the Concept 2 rowing ergometer. Download Here

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July 2016 Newsletter

Our July newsletter brings Mike O'Hara's article, Shoulder Shrugging, in which tips are given to prevent shoulder injuries.  Jeff Tirrell gives us tips for successful workout program, and the benefits of performing single leg hip thrusts are outlined.  Look for the youtube logo to download videos that accompany the articles. Download Here

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