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So far Elana Witt has created 26 blog entries.

Grip Strength

Grip strength/endurance is an indicator of overall health and a predictor of life length and quality. Several studies have also linked grip strength with mortality, rehabilitation, cognition, and depression. So, if you increase your grip strength will you add years to your life? Not necessarily, but a stronger grip may help you perform the sort of daily activities that will. A weakened grip may be a warning sign of other issues. […]

2020-08-02T13:42:58-07:00July 28, 2020|

Masking-up: considerations for a new normal

After a myriad of pivots and adjustments these past few months, we now find ourselves integrating mask-wearing as a way of life. Whether you’re embracing this reality with open arms, approaching it as a community responsibility, or somewhat begrudgingly agreeing to follow the rules, we all must navigate how to best assimilate to this new aspect of daily living that is here to stay for a while. […]

2020-07-15T14:25:59-07:00July 10, 2020|

Working through emotions with your body

When I’m having a terrible day, there are usually three big factors. 1. The inciting incident. 2. The post-incident mental loop. 3. Everything else going on in my life. The incident happens. It doesn’t matter what it is. A rude email, traffic, oversleeping the alarm. I’m in stress response mode. […]

2020-07-10T13:32:18-07:00July 10, 2020|

Welcome personal trainer Tanessa Poff

We are thrilled to welcome personal trainer Tanessa Poff to the DreamTeam of personal trainers at the studio.   […]

2020-07-09T11:24:14-07:00July 8, 2020|

Welcome personal trainer Max Steele

We are thrilled to welcome personal trainer Max Steele to the DreamTeam of personal trainers at the studio.   […]

2020-07-08T14:50:27-07:00July 8, 2020|

Welcome personal trainer Melinda Staehling

We are thrilled to welcome personal trainer Melinda Staehling to the DreamTeam of personal trainers at the studio. […]

2020-07-09T08:22:21-07:00July 8, 2020|

Proactive vs. Reactive

Two weeks has turned into 3 months with no signs of the finish line. The luckiest of us have been able to coax ourselves into a structure of physical routines that support our health. We’re eating, sleeping, moving our bodies. These are all good things. […]

2020-06-30T14:18:00-07:00June 24, 2020|

Everything you need to know about coming back to Hyatt Training

The reality of “normal life” has shifted for now. Step 1 in our new normal at Hyatt Training is the reopening of our common gathering space. The next steps are taking shape as we look to ways to keep our community close-knit while maintaining a vibrant and healthy space. We can’t wait to share the details that we’ve got in store. […]

2020-06-30T14:18:34-07:00June 22, 2020|

Success story: Chaz Whiting

Like many people, Chaz works a job that forces a lot of time at the computer, but he also is an avid outdoorsman and Do-It-Yourselfer. He came to Hyatt Training without a ton of training experience, but with an open mind willing to try everything that was thrown at him. It wasn’t long before Chaz was ripping body-weight deadlifts off the ground and falling in love with the mental and physical challenges that come with kettlebell practice. His consistency in his training has been impeccable; he’s always getting in extra workouts at the studio and kettlebell practice at home, pushing to get better each week. One of the greatest parts of working with Chaz has been getting to hear numerous stories about how his (sometimes very intense) home renovation projects have been easier to accomplish since beginning training! […]

2020-06-16T11:44:53-07:00June 15, 2020|

Success story: Max Steele

Dedication and the drive to learn and improve have led Max along an incredible health and fitness journey that is inspiring to witness. Max has not only succeeded in his own personal fitness goals, but continues to learn and refine his personal training skills to help and teach others. This is a guy who lives out his values and leads with integrity, and we are so grateful he’s here at Hyatt Training! […]

2020-06-16T11:48:30-07:00June 12, 2020|

Navigating new normals

Three months ago life as we knew it changed. We (collectively) took the necessary precautions and dramatically altered our routines and daily life. It was no easy task to develop new routines, stress management and structure, but we did it. […]

2020-06-30T14:20:13-07:00June 11, 2020|

Success story: Michael Marlitt

We have loved watching Michael build confidence in the gym. He has gained an incredible amount of strength and has changed his body composition, but most importantly, he has changed his life. Seeing Michael continue to incorporate strength training and other forms of movement into his every day life has been amazing. We’re so inspired by his dedication! He is such a joy to work with. […]

2020-06-19T07:47:49-07:00May 29, 2020|

Building adaptability and flexibility into your workout routines

When it comes to intentional exercise, having a plan is hard to argue with. Setting goals, taking measurements, and building routines are important to the program. Creating a great plan is often step one. To promote lasting change, it needs to have purpose and be resilient. That’s why a common second step is changing that great plan. Your routines are only as good as their ability to change, both as a reaction to external stressors and to promote further adaptation. […]

2020-05-22T19:28:13-07:00May 22, 2020|

Success story: Ian Gates

One of the things that has impressed us the most about Ian is his dedication to his training. He’s been training at Hyatt Training for a year and a half, and even with a busy family life and a business to run, Ian is here, week to week, smiling and ready to work! […]

2020-05-28T11:01:50-07:00May 19, 2020|

Success story: Tim Damron

Tim is a personal trainer’s dream client; he’s always ready to work and puts in extra time outside of his sessions. His desire to learn the “why” behind the process has led to Tim’s growth, both physically and mentally. Members like Tim are the reason we have such a great community at the gym. […]

2020-07-08T09:23:28-07:00May 15, 2020|
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