Strength Training for Runners Strength Training for Runners - Do Runners Need to do Strength Training? Is strength training really necessary if you’re a runner? Absolutely! Strength training is an essential part of a runner’s overall program and one of the biggest factors that will influence your performance because it strengthens muscles and joints, which can improve race times and most importantly decrease the […]
Posture and How to Improve It! - Unsupported postures cause the loads on your spine to disperse incorrectly, weakening the tissues in your lower back. As a result, the intricate network of muscles, discs, and joints in your back tend to be pushed beyond their tolerable limit, causing pain. Common unsupported postural habits come from everyday activities that typically involves a combination of actions, […]
Lower Back Health Lower Back Health - What Causes Lower Back Pain? MOTION: HOW YOU MOVE Our spines are remarkable—they’re made up of incredibly intricate systems of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work together to enable movement in all directions. While all of this movement is great, the potential downside is that it can contribute to injuries and wear-and-tear damage over time that may […]
How to Stay Cool with Outdoor Workouts - With the summer heat in full swing and outdoor workouts becoming more commonplace, it’s important we stay safe in the heat and sun while raising our heart rates! It’s important to remember that when the temperature is higher our body struggles a bit more to recover in between exercises. If you own a device that […]
How to Improve a Sedentary Lifestyle How to Improve a Sedentary Lifestyle - You’ve probably heard it before that a sedentary lifestyle is contributing to so many chronic illnesses and conditions in the modern-day society. Being sedentary means that most of your daily tasks do not involve very much activity and can be completed from a seated position. However, there are ways to intentionally help combat a sedentary […]
3 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Pregnancy and Exercise - When it comes to exercising during pregnancy, it turns out that as a society we were wrong about a lot. You likely know people who hold many beliefs that are considered now to be outdated and you may still hold some of them yourself. As a facility that has many members who will perhaps one […]
Do You Still Need Cardio If You Lift Weights? Do You Still Need Cardio If You Lift Weights? - The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it can depend based on what type of lifting you are doing and what your current lifestyle is like. And while everyone is different and everyone’s priorities are different, cardio is not something that should be ignored. The importance of cardio Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise […]
Intermittent Fasting, what’s the hype? Intermittent Fasting, what’s the hype? - Intermittent fasting is a form of time-restricted eating that has been popularized in the last several years, most notably as a method for losing weight. It’s grown so much in popularity that you probably know someone doing it right now or who has done it in the past. But what is it and does it […]
5 Ways to Stay Happily Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals 5 Ways to Stay Happily Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals - Let’s make 2021 the year we stop shaming ourselves into action. How many times have you decided today will be the day you make a change and then at the first sign of an obstacle or a waning in motivation you throw your hands up in defeat? Or perhaps a year-long pandemic sidetracks you and […]
Why you’re never too old to start lifting weights Why you’re never too old to start lifting weights - Have you ever had the thought of “lifting weights isn’t for me” before? Perhaps you think it’s too intense for someone of your age, size or experience; however, this is all just one big misconception. Benefits of resistance training include: Improved Bone density and Muscle Quality Bone density is a measure of how strong your […]