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Stability and Balance

In Basic Biomechanics, Susan Hall (2003) defines stability as “resistance to both angular and linear acceleration, or resistance to disruption of equilibrium”.  Balance, however, she defines as “the ability to control equilibrium.”  Or, “the process of maintaining the center of gravity within the body’s base of support within a given sensory environment”. Therefore, there is…

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Plyo Box Height Protocols

Plyo boxes are valuable fitness tools.  We utilize boxes for a plethora of purposes including the intended use which is to jump up onto the boxes promoting plyometric/power training or stepping onto the box concentrating on muscular strength training for the lower body and nose to toes core.  If the use is for plyometric jumps,…

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Tips on Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness

As we enter 2020, you may be one of millions of Americans that have decided to integrate fitness into their lives which is one of the best life-changing decisions that you will ever make.  And, as you begin this process, you should prepare to experience delayed onset of muscle soreness (i.e. DOMS).  This, soreness is…

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Meet our newest Trainer ~ Mackenzie Brenneman

If you have not yet met Mackenzie – you want to!  She is our newest trainer and is always here with a huge smile and vibrant energy to support and inspire your workout. Mackenzie holds a Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council on Exercise. She currently teaches Weight Training Circuit and Short Circuit group exercise…

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Full Body Extensions – A Great Total Body Exercise

If you are pressed for time, there are literally hundreds of short-duration, high-intensity workouts that utilize just your own body weight and may be performed anywhere.  And, full body extensions are one of those exercises.  As you will see when you read the exercise descriptions below, this exercise requires you to use your upper and…

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Workshops for 2020!

We are excited to present several new workshops starting in January 2020! Workshops will be tailored to educating you on a variety of wellness subjects including how to stay fit for life, sport specific fitness for your youth, how to integrate a regular exercise program into your life and your unique activities, and how to…

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New at Mountain Life Fitness ~ CBD Tinctures and Topicals

With the use of CBDs rising and the potential benefits continuing to attract many people as possible enhancements to their wellness, MLF decided to offer you a line of CBD products that we believe are a safe and effective supplement to your wellness.  The potential benefits of CBD include: We chose a locally sourced product,…

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Calendar at a Glance

Please take note of our upcoming events and class schedules as we celebrate the Holidays and dive into 2020 with a 30-day trial, Workshops, Barre Works, Winter Training for Cyclists and MORE!!! December 12/15/19 – Final Day for Move It and Lose It Challenge 12/16/19 – Begin re-measurements for Move It and Lose It Challenge…

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Efficient and Effective Workout Strategies

In this busy world we live in, finding the time to workout and making certain that those workouts are effective may be challenging.  There are however, efficient and effective workout strategies which, when applied consistently may lead to great results.  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, consult your physician. Strategy #1:  Always have…

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A Word From Jackie

As we enter the winter season in earnest and the remaining holidays are ahead of us, our staff is preparing for 2020!  As I pen this opening to this newsletter, we just had a record attendance day yesterday and that is amazing after celebrating our 5th Anniversary this summer!  Thank you for your support and…

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