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Posts by Jackie Wright

Training Your Posterior Chain

When considering the muscles of the posterior chain, keep in mind that this includes the entire posterior aspect of the body, not just the glutes and hamstrings. In fact, the posterior chain involves all of the muscles from the base of the skull to the heels of the feet. Why is it imperative to train…

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Wear Your Heart Rate Monitor for Every Workout!

Whether you are working out in your health club or outdoors exerting, keep your heart rate monitor on to ensure that you are keeping track of your exercise performance data.  Every action you take matters and counts toward your health and fitness goals, specifically the caloric expenditure.  However, differentiate between your structured workouts and recreational,…

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Consider These Five Great Exercise Program Formats

While there are virtually dozens of excellent exercise program formats available, integrating the programs highlighted this week may add variety and challenge to your existing program keeping you on track and adhering to your macro exercise program. There is something for everyone within these five program formats, so diversify your program and consider adding a…

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Eight Tips for Increasing your Workout Intensity

Almost daily clients ask me how they may increase the intensity of their workouts and so, this week, eight tips for increasing your workout intensity will be featured. While not exhaustive, these eight tips are effective if applied properly, following the protocols closely. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician.…

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Two Great Gliding Disc Exercises

There are literally dozens of small fitness tools that we utilize on a daily basis with our clientele to enhance their exercise program results. One of those tools are gliding discs which provide us with the ability to train in all three planes of motion and create diverse movement patterns which are not always possible…

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Seven Interesting Health and Fitness Facts

Throughout each year we spend a significant amount of time researching every aspect of fitness as fitness professionals. Therefore, this week, seven interesting health and fitness facts which are worth noting, will be highlighted. Whether every one of these facts may apply to you or not, there is bound to be one or two that…

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Warm-up Fundamentals

Including a proper warm-up prior to performance of your exercise program may have a profound positive impact on the program outcomes. The body requires time to increase heart rate, blood volume, and improve the viscosity of the synovial fluid which exists in many of the joints allowing for freedom of movement and just as important,…

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The Importance of a Proper Bike Fit

Position is the first of the observational essentials we consider when designing an exercise or activity. If the body’s position is not correct for the exercise or activity, then performance will be negatively impacted. This is due, in part, to mechanical advantage impairment. The body is a system of levers and pulleys and when it…

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Accumulated Physical Trauma Cycle

Did you play high school or college sports? Are you an avid indoor/outdoor recreational athlete? Then, there is a good chance that you may have accumulated physical trauma throughout the years. And, while there are certainly individuals that have suffered serious physical trauma which would require a different level of attention and expertise to manage,…

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The Libation and Workout Dilemma

Enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail is fine for most folks within moderation. However, if your intention is to consistently exercise, you may be sabotaging your fitness outcomes with frequent consumption. Consider the following statistics: One five ounce glass of wine equals approximately 120kcal. That does not seem like a lot of calories in…

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