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Three Excellent Medicine Ball Exercises

Medicine balls have been around for decades.  These balls are weighted and come in a variety of weight increments, materials and diameters which enable us to utilize this fitness tool in dozens of exercises.  Medicine balls may be integrated into both muscular strength training and power work. This week, three excellent muscular strength exercises will…

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Youth Fitness

One of our primary focuses in the health and fitness industry is to keep our youth healthy and fit.  This begins on the home front setting healthy examples for our children by exercising regularly ourselves, eating a healthy diet and being active daily.  Hopefully, you have already integrated health and fitness into your lives for…

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How to Choose Efficient and Effective Exercise Programs

If you are like most of our clientele, who are extremely busy, you want to attend your personal training sessions, large group exercise program or small group exercise program, getting in for an efficient and effective workout and then on with your day.  Designing safe, efficient and effective exercise programs requires significant formal education in…

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Santa Fe Century and Half-Century

The Santa Fe Century and half-century cycling event took place Sunday, May 20th with all of our riders doing very well. In fact, Gretta was the first female finisher of the Medio Fondo (half-century) race!  Congratulations Gretta and to Catherine, CJ, Cat, Maggie, Sandi and Jean—we are so proud of you!

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Cool Down Basics

What is a “cool down”? Usually, a cool down segment is performed following the exertion segments of an exercise program. And, it literally means to cool the body temperature down following rigorous exercise which has elevated the heart rate and the body’s core temperature, for an extended period of time. Cool down segments may be…

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Three Excellent Deltoid Exercises

The deltoid muscles move the glenohumeral joint through abduction, flexion and extension. These muscles engage when the arm moves away from the sides of the body. Along with the rhomboids, serratus anterior, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi and rotator cuff (i.e. supraspinatus/infraspinatus/teres minor and subscapularis – SITS muscles), the deltoids contribute to the mobility and stability…

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Charting Your Fitness Path

Whether beginning an exercise program for the first time, or continuing your fitness journey, charting the fitness pathways that you will follow is crucial to the success of the program.  Utilizing the micro, meso and macro approach to charting your fitness path creates an organizational component to the process which promotes program successes.  As always,…

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Walking Tall

Walking is an excellent form of cardiovascular endurance exercise and our main mode of locomotion.  And, while walking technique may not be rocket science, it is exercise science and, there are proper walking/gait biomechanics which may provide the walker with all the benefits walking has to offer as well as preventing potential overuse injuries and…

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A Word from Jackie

Happy 4th Birthday Mountain Life Fitness! It is with sincere gratitude that we thank each and every one of you for your support and patronage over these past four years. We opened our doors on June 23rd, 2014 after we purchased this warehouse, which was just a shell with no infrastructure in December of 2013,…

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Be Active Everyday

Combining a consistently performed safe and effective exercise program and a healthy eating regimen with an active daily lifestyle is the “magical” plan to ensure a lifetime of health and fitness.   The active daily lifestyle component of this plan is crucial to its success.  The more active you are throughout the day, the more calories…

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