The heart muscle needs to be positively stressed regularly. Since this is Heart Month, it is a great time to challenge the health of the heart (always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program). Follow the Heart Month Challenge for the remainder of February. New concentrations will be added each week that focus on a…

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When choosing an exercise to include in your program design one of the most important components, out the ten observational essentials, is to determine what the body’s position will be during the exercise.  For example, if you intend to train your pectoral muscles with dumbbells or a barbell, where your body is positioned in space…

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While each client’s nutritional needs and requirements vary, when a client determines they would like to reduce body weight and improve body composition, along with designing an individual exercise program for them, we begin to make simple nutritional changes that accumulatively may create positive macro changes down the line.   This week, ten simple ways…

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As fitness professionals, we spend the majority of our careers encouraging the world to exercise. So, it may seem unlikely that we need to manage a client who is experiencing symptoms of overtraining, but it happens more than you think, particularly upon entering a new year. Overtraining is a significant issue within our industry but…

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Although this holiday season has been less hectic in terms of the numbers of guests you may have had, you still were cooking, cleaning, preparing, wrapping, and probably not getting as much rest and sleep as you would normally. As winter fully descends upon us, follow these 10 tips allowing yourself a little recovery time…

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Whether Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall it’s important to translate all the hard work you do at Mountain Life Fitness and apply it to your favorite outdoor activities! Whether you like to get out on the lake with your paddle board, ride your road bike up Trail Ridge Road, or crush the deep powder, it…

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We are just around the corner from the New Year (which we are all eagerly waiting for this year!) and it is time to sit down and plan your get fit strategies for 2021.  These are not resolutions because we know that, in general, resolutions do not work for the long haul.  Strategies are plans…

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Maintaining a healthy diet is all about nourishing your body with clean and nutrient dense foods to help fuel you throughout the day. You can eat clean, stay fit, and still enjoy a little treat every now and then. Just keep in mind, indulge in moderation. Just because it’s “healthy” doesn’t mean you should overindulge.…

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Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is a stretching technique that has been gaining a lot of popularity over the years.  It helps you feel better and move properly.  It is easy to do and you can do it basically anywhere and anytime. Research has found that SMR may –           Correct muscle imbalances –           Increase joint range of…

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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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