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Posts by Jackie Wright

Creative Exercise Set Design

If you have been exercising regularly for a while, you may have noticed that your set organization (a certain number of repetitions—8-12-completed would be one set), has become a bit dreary and uninteresting.  This may be one of the reasons that you are not as enthusiastic about heading back to the gym or into your…

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Ten Daily Fitness Goals

Establishment of long term fitness goals is a fundamental aspect of fitness success.  However, daily fitness goals are also critical to set and achieve as these smaller, incremental micro steps may eventually lead to the long term macro results we seek.  Daily fitness goals include dozens of details that refine performance by enhancing focus and…

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Seeking Fitness Solutions for Physical Limitations

We all have physical limitations.  Obviously, some far more serious and challenging than others, but the reality is that every “body” has it limits.  And, this does not mean that we should not strive for fitness success, but simply to recognize our limitations and move forward. The spectrum of physical capabilities and limitations of our…

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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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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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