Mountain Life Fitness proudly presents Our “Mountain Row” Small Group Training Program

Mountain Row water rowing program small group training with Dani

Under the expert instruction of Dani, one of our amazing certified personal trainers/coaches, this small group training (SGT) program is a smart workout performed on the water rower—negligible impact and form-centric to reduce the risk of injury while performing high-intensity interval training (HIIT), alternating bursts of extreme activity with recovery intervals which concentrate on increasing…

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Workout for the Road

Workout for the road

While travel logistics are still a bit challenging, the remainder of summer is an ideal time for travel. Seeing the sights, visiting family/friends, and enjoying some well-deserved time off to de-stress, reconnect with loved ones and experience the beauty of the earth is a wonderful way to spend a few days or weeks during the…

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Wood Chop with the RIP Trainer

The low-to-high wood chop performed with the RIP Trainer is an excellent total body, compound exercise.  Every inch of your nose to toes core is addressed and it is an amazing addition to training for any sport which requires a bat, stick, club or racquet.  Perform 1-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions of this exercise, two…

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Three Great Ankle Cuff Resistive Tubing Exercises

Ankle cuff tubing is designed with a velcro cuff for each ankle and resistive tubing between the two ankle cuffs.  It provides light to heavy resistance, depending upon the gauge thickness and the length of the tubing fantastic for strengthening the lower body—a great addition to your fitness toolbox. Therefore, add the following three great…

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Fundamental Bridge Progressions

Bridges are excellent nose to toes core exercises and, in general, should be an integral part of any comprehensive exercise program. This week, consider including the fundamental bridge progressions highlighted into your regular, consistently performed exercise program (i.e., there are literally dozens of variations, so stay tuned for other progressions in the coming weeks).  As…

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What is a Boot Camp Format?

Boot camp large group and small group training programs are commonplace, particularly within gym and health club settings.  However, these formats vary widely.  Therefore, the challenge for the consumer is understanding exactly what the specific boot camp format includes that they are interested in pursuing and whether it will fit their specific needs. While the…

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Fantastic Summer Fitness Vacations

your fitness vacation

After many months of not being able to travel easily for a fitness vacation, this summer, it may be possible to enjoy a change of scenery!  The intention of the following information is not to target spa vacations (not that those are not an excellent option), but simply great locations to vacation where you may…

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Posterior Chain Upper Body Blast

The posterior chain muscles of the upper body are critical postural muscles. Often, clients will train their anterior chain muscles of the upper body at the expense of the posterior chain muscles. Due to our activities of daily living requiring a great deal of anterior sagittal plane movement patterns, the anterior chain muscles of the…

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Medicine and Slam Balls – Fantastic Fitness Tools! (The final in a three-part series)

For the past two weeks, medicine/slam ball fundamentals have been highlighted.  This final week, four more unique medicine/slam ball drills will be detailed and featured adding to your medicine/slam ball repertoire!  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Medicine/Slam Ball Preparation Warm-up for 5-10 minutes without the medicine/slam balls performing…

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Medicine and Slam Balls – Fantastic Fitness Tools! (The second in a three-part series)

Last week, medicine/slam ball fundamentals were highlighted.  This week and next, three different medicine/slam ball drills will be detailed and featured so you may begin performing with these fitness tools today!  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Medicine/Slam Ball Preparation Warm-up for 5-10 minutes without the medicine/slam balls performing…

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