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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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The Zen of Weightlifting

The Zen of Weightlifting Fitness Wisdom From Brad Stulberg Brad Stulberg writes about health, wellness, and many other topics.  His 2016 article How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym should be required reading in every middle school.  Mr. Stulberg’s most recent article, The Zen of Weight Lifting in the November 22, 2019 New York Times, is another gift.   Please take ten minutes and read the article. If you have on line access to the New York Times, read some of the 300+ comments.  Many older folks sent testimonials in regards to the restorative benefits of strength training.  We need to get the word out that the adaptation response to strength training remains remarkably well preserved into old age.  In…

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April 2018 Newsletter

In the April 2018 issue, Mike O'Hara discusses the benefits of the farmer's walk exercise. Jeff Tirrell tells you how to reduce injury to your ligaments and tendons, and tips are given for getting back out into the garden. Download Here

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February 2018 Newsletter

In the February issue of our newsletter, Mike O'Hara discusses ways to improve hip mobility and strength. Read Jeff Tirrell's article on why dairy products may actually be good for you. Having back pain doesn't mean you can't have a fitness program. Download Here

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January 2018 Newsletter

In the January 2018 issue, Mike O'Hara focuses on strengthening your hamstrings. Exercises to make your hamstrings stronger, not longer are given along with video demonstration. Jeff Tirrell tells us how to make incremental changes in our diets to see positive changes, and the spotlight is on Fenton Fitness member, Robin Forstat--a nationally ranked power lifter. Download Here

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December 2017 Newsletter

Read about keeping your hip flexors healthy and working well in Mike's article, Nobody Names Their Child Iliacus.  Video instruction of the exercises in the article is available.  Jeff Tirrell gives five nutrition rules than can be broke.  Find out the correct way to set up your dual action air assault bike. Download Here

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