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The Art of Recovery

As fitness professionals, we spend the vast majority of our time encouraging our clientele to train as intensely as they are safely capable of, pushing their limitations and challenging their bodies to enable them to achieve their stated goals. However, one of the most important components of a training program is the recovery component. If…

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Utilizing Full Range of Motion

Observation is one of the most important skill sets that we must master as fitness professionals. Closely observing our client’s performance of their exercise program provides us with the information and feedback needed to safely guide, direct, coach and train our clients leading them to achieving their stated goals. While there are ten observational essentials…

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Two Versatile Fitness Tools—Three Great Exercises

There are hundreds of small fitness tools at our disposal as fitness professionals; however, there are two that are quite versatile, inexpensive, easy to store and last for a long period of time if taken care of properly—the pilates ring/circle and the 8-inch mini ball. Both are utilized for dozens of different exercises and may…

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Carbohydrates 101

Many people misunderstand the importance and function of carbohydrates within the body and therefore avoid adequately inputting this critical macronutrient. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient which is necessary to ensure balanced nutrition in conjunction with the other two macronutrients– fats and proteins. Carbohydrates are the most readily available source of energy since this macronutrient is stored…

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Ten Great Fitness Tips

Tip #1 Warm up prior to your exercise program by performing movement patterns that will simulate the activities you are preparing to perform (i.e. walk/jog prior to a run; low intensity cycling/rowing/swimming prior to the foundational program performance). Tip #2 If it hurts, don’t do it! Pain is different than fatigue and reasonable suffering. If…

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Setting Successful Fitness Goals

During all of our personal training consultations, we set aside a specific session for setting successful fitness goals/objectives. We first request that our client tells us their “story” as everyone has one so that we may create a picture of their health and fitness journey to this point and then, to identify two to three…

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Coconut Cooler Recipe

The dog days of summer are officially here! Staying hydrated, especially for those of us that are active in the gym and in our mountains is important. Drinking water daily (1/2 your body weight in ounces) is essential, but can get boring. Coconut water is a great choice for a cool, rehydrating drink. It is…

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Celebrate Summer Fitness

Happy Anniversary Mountain Life Fitness! We are so excited to be celebrating our third anniversary here in Grand County! Through our diligence and hard work and all of your support, we have built this business from the ground up and are continuing to grow—thank you! Throughout this summer we will be offering all of our…

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Allergy Blends and Recipes

I don’t know about you, but the sniffling, sneezing, watery eyes and itchy throats seem to be blessing our area with a vengeance this season. Here are a couple of allergy suggestions to get you through this season! Allergy Buster Diffuser Blend 3 drops Lavender 3 drops Lemon 3 drops Peppermint 3 drops Breathe Allergy…

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