Motivation

Science says when it comes to sticking to a workout program, we’ve been doing it all wrong! As coaches, one of our biggest challenges—along with getting clients to change their diet—is getting them to remain consistent with their fitness. Just like many others, we often assumed it mainly came down to two things: Willpower and motivation. But according to science, …

Why do I need a professional coach?

This time it’s going to be different, this time I’m going to workout every day, I’m going to stick to the program. This time it’s going to be different, I know it is. Sound familiar? How many times have you said that to yourself? Stop thinking you can do it on your own: Work with a professional coach, with someone …

Do Crossover bands really work?

There is not a single person that we’ve introduced to crossover symmetry that hasn’t benefited from it, especially those with ongoing nagging shoulder issues and pain. Crossover Symmetry, in a nut shell, is a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system using resistance bands and specific exercises to rehabilitate and prevent (prehab) shoulder injuries. Your shoulder, made up of the humerus, …

Fallen arches

Do your Arches fall like the London bridge when you squat? If so, or you’re not sure read on…. Inexperienced coaches might blame the major muscles/ primary joints as the culprit for faulty movement patterns. But the problem may be lurking deeper below the surface, like a gator who is hungry for your squat gains. When we speak of arches, …

Puppy power!

Looking to live longer? Adopt a dog! Though it might go without saying that dogs force people to stay fitter than the general population by tricking them into going on daily walks, a new study from Sweden published in Journal Scientific Report suggests dogs’ health benefits to humans extend well beyond a little extra fitness. Read more from the Scientific Reports here: The …

How much should I stretch?

I’ve heard tons of different arguments for and against stretching. When I was a wee lad learning to breakdance, I spent tons of time stretching, because it makes you more flexible. Duh right?!?! Recently I’ve heard some advice to the contrary though. Let’s dig a little deeper. “Should I stretch before the workout? After the workout? Both?”  “How long should …

Meal plan or nah?

Why Meal Plan Dieting isn’t the Answer! We work with a lot of people on nutrition, and I always get the question, “Can you just tell me exactly what to eat?”. That’s exactly the problem; you think that it’s going to be easier to have someone else do the thinking for you, but it’s actually going to hold you back. …