Core strength: essential movements

The musculature of the core is incredibly important to provide the body with both strength and stability. Throughout our series on the core, we’ve learned that that having a strong trunk is essential for injury prevention, posture, and athletic performance. To finish out our series, we’ll review the three categories of movement that we want to make sure to include in a core training program, and also discuss specific exercises you can try in each one. […]

By |2019-03-06T09:27:06-07:00March 4th, 2019|Fitness, News|

What’s the best time of day to strength train?

The morning? Maybe. The afternoon? Maybe. Like everything in health in fitness, it depends. Many things, such as your goals (fat loss, muscle gain, general health), your schedule (it doesn’t matter what time is optimal if only one time is available), and personal preference will all impact what time of day is best for you to workout. Check out this guest post by personal trainer Maya Wright to learn more! […]

By |2019-02-19T13:01:29-07:00February 19th, 2019|Fitness, News|

3 Plans of motion and The Core

Now that we have a better understanding of the musculature of the core from the core anatomy post by Molly, and why a strong core is important to begin with, let’s discuss the core in relation to the planes of motion and a functional training program. Functional training is training for movements that we do in everyday life – carrying heavy grocery bags, going up and down stairs, getting up and down off of the floor, etc. […]

By |2019-01-23T10:31:11-07:00January 21st, 2019|Fitness, News|

Core anatomy

Second in our series all about the core, let’s take a look at the anatomy of the core, which is far more complex than the anterior abdominals (that 6-pack Erin referenced in our series lead-off post). […]

By |2018-09-25T12:34:43-07:00September 25th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Aging Adults & Exercise: Science says yes!

America’s baby-boomers are aging. By the middle of the century, an estimated 87 million Americans will be 65 years of age or older, causing us to think more seriously about longevity and quality of life. While degeneration and loss of functional mobility are often associated with aging, the two are not necessarily synonymous. Some physiologic changes are considered normal for aging adults, but physical activity and proper nutrition can have a significant impact on one’s independence as they age. […]

By |2018-09-07T06:35:51-07:00September 5th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Why build a strong core? (Hint: It’s not about having a six-pack!)

Why build a strong core? You’ve inevitably heard a personal trainer or someone in the fitness industry harp on the importance of building strong abdominal muscles. In fact, if you currently work with a trainer, you probably hear cues like, “engage your core” and “keep your core tight” a handful of times every time you workout. Check out this guest post from personal trainer Erin Moussallem to get the nitty gritty on WHY building a strong core is essential to a healthy body. It’s the first post in a series all about the core! […]

By |2018-07-19T15:07:11-07:00July 18th, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Your personal trainer’s favorite exercises and why!

We love the monthly mastermind sessions with the Dream Team of personal trainers working at Hyatt Training. Our June session was especially fun as each trainer shared their system for creating smart programs for their clients, as well as their favorite two or three exercises to deliver maximum benefit to their clients. […]

By |2018-07-10T14:27:51-07:00July 10th, 2018|Fitness, News, Personal trainer tips|

Two gym workouts for mountain bikers

After taking a long hiatus from mountain biking, I have recently returned to the trails. A few things have stood out as I’ve gotten back on the bike. 1) Technology has changed a LOT! 2) I really missed the adrenaline of being on the trails and 3) I needed to be more fit in different ways for the challenges of the trails. […]

By |2018-07-11T14:11:49-07:00July 8th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Our favorite travel workouts

We love supporting our clients to stay on track with their health and fitness goals even while they travel. This is one of our favorite workouts to do when time and equipment are tight! […]

By |2018-06-27T16:11:54-07:00June 27th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Gait analysis: Run or walk strong and injury-free

Want to walk further without pain? Run faster? Breaking down the mechanics of the gait can show dysfunction and weakness with each step. A professional running or walking gait analysis breaks down gait and movement mechanics into several components. […]

By |2018-06-25T12:42:36-07:00June 21st, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|