spacer
Your Ultimate Fitness
Destination!
Or Call Us: 970-887-1122

Uncategorized

Summer Eating From A to Z

Enjoy all of the delicious summer foods by following the summer eating from A-Z guidelines this week! A – Make applesauce from scratch, chill it and then serve it with a healthy entrée—delicious! B- Blend your favorite veggies or fruits for a delicious, fresh, healthy shake! C- Crepes, when made on the light-side, may be…

Read More

The Benefits of Pilates Reformer Training

If you have not had the opportunity to train on a Pilates Reformer (apparatus), it might be time to add this training tool and modality into your macro exercise program. Joseph Pilates designed the reformer originally in the latter part of World War I when working as an orderly in a hospital on the Isle…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More