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Posts by Jackie Wright

Upcoming Events & Calendar Updates

Monday, August 15th – Bring a Friend to Workout day Tuesday, August 16th – Essential Oils Open House – 8AM- Noon Saturday, August 20th – Step Interval Workshop – 10:30AM-11:30AM Monday, September 5th – Labor Day – Closed Sunday, September 11th – reopen on Sundays from 8AM-Noon through Memorial Day 2017 September TBD – Four-week…

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Unplug for Added Benefits

Unplug for Added Benefits

Many days when observing our members working on the fitness floor, they are on one of their devices, talking on the phone, texting, emailing or surfing the web. Here is a challenge for the next 30 days – unless you are expecting a critical call or text in the next hour, turn off your tech…

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Benefits of Power Training

Benefits of Power Training

Power, defined for the purposes of our discussion, simply means the combination of strength and speed. And, while you may perform skills that are strength or speed based alone; it is the combination of these two components that produces power. A practical example of power might be two road cyclists racing and the one who…

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Two Years of Fitness 2014 – 2016

Two years of fitness

Our second anniversary was June 23rd and we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support and patronage!  We are moving full steam ahead for the rest of 2016 and beyond and are excited to continue providing the highest quality fitness experience to you…

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Interval training protocols

Last week we discussed the circuit training protocols and this week, the protocols of interval training will be highlighted. As mentioned, you may utilize interval training within a circuit training format. However, interval training drills may be integrated into many different training formats including outdoor cycling, indoor group cycling, Olympic/power lifting, swimming, track/field and every…

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Circuit training protocols

While it is certainly true that there are dozens of circuit training formats, there are a few general protocols that may ensure the safest and most effective training outcomes. Circuit training simply defined is training stations set up in a “circle” to enable the participant to follow the “circle” pattern efficiently (i.e. station one is…

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Ten pathways to healthy summertime eating

There are so many enticing foods to access during the summer months! Some we need to enjoy in moderation and others may be thoroughly enjoyed in larger quantities. While the same rule applies year round in terms of portion and quality control, during the summertime there are many foods available that are generally not available…

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Ten ways to be healthier this summer

With summer in full swing, and the Fourth of July behind us, it is time to settle in to a healthy summer. This includes healthy activities, nutritious dietary fundamentals and, of course, performing your regular workouts no matter how active you may be throughout the summer. This week, we will feature ten simple ways to…

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Get on the ball!

The stability ball is an excellent fitness tool that is versatile and inexpensive. There are literally hundreds of exercises that may be performed on the ball. Due to the unstable nature of the stability ball, it enables us to challenge the entire “nose to toes” core as well as to isolate specific aspects of the…

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Rethinking the “Friends Training Friends” scenario

Unless your friend(s) are qualified, certified and experienced personal trainers, avoid allowing them to train you. While they may have the best intentions in mind for you, the program they are performing is their program and not designed for you. Even if their program is designed by a professional personal trainer, it is specifically designed…

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