Warming Up

Most people that exercise regularly know that warming up and cooling down are important parts of their workouts. Yet, many people skip one or the other and sometimes both. The warmup and cool down are key to preparing your body for the stress of the upcoming workout, while the cool down is the first step…

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What are antioxidants

We hear a lot about antioxidants in the health, wellness and nutrition worlds. The word gets thrown around a lot without much clarity on what it really refers to. Generally speaking, most of us know that antioxidants are an important part of our nutrition, but do you actually know what antioxidants are, what they do,…

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Strength Training

Strength training, a.k.a. resistance training or weight training is good for people of all ages and fitness levels as a way to prevent the natural loss of muscle due to ageing. It has also shown to have benefits for people with chronic health conditions like obesity, arthritis or heart conditions. As we age, we naturally…

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Have you ever heard of N.E.A.T. for weight loss?  No, that’s really not a surprise. N.E.A.T. is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis and it can be a great tool for those who have a goal of losing weight. What is N.E.A.T.? Non-exercise activity thermogenesis is the expenditure of energy for activities we do throughout the day that…

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Iron sharpens iron, you may have heard or seen me use this phrase in email or other posts, but what does it mean? This phrase originates in the biblical book of Proverbs. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.  We see that there is a benefit of rubbing one blade of iron against…

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Osteoporosis is a debilitating bone disease that effects 54 million Americans. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone.” It’s caused when your body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough bone making the bones weak and prone to breaking. There are several risk factors that can cause the disease, and though some are unavoidable, there are…

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Most powerful movement

“The hip hinge is the most powerful movement a human can do. It’s the apex movement of an apex hunter!” -Dan John HIP HINGE We focus a lot on hip hinge movements in our training programs. It is one of the most fundamental exercises we can learn to do properly with the squat coming up…

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Body Force Fitness

“I can’t eat carbs, I get fat.” Let’s look at that for a second. We all know someone who has made this statement at some point in our lives, maybe even you? I have even said such ridiculous things before I knew better. When someone says, “I get fat,” is that because the scale goes…

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Body Force Fitness

One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to getting fit is how to recover from muscle soreness. I am guilty of this myself. We all concentrate our fitness efforts on getting to the gym and working out, doing our cardio and our Team or semi-private training, or our own workouts. We push our…

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Body Force Fitness

5 Strength Training Mistakes we often see clients make. You probably know we are big fans of strength training, and for good reason. It works. As the body ages you lose muscle at a greater and greater rate with each passing decade. This muscle loss results in decreased strength with age. While this is a…

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