Fitness & Exercise

The benefits of strength training for kids

Research supports that kids benefit in the same ways as adults when it comes to strength training including heart health, better bone density, blood pressure management, and other general health markers. This post focuses on the benefits of increasing muscle mass and how that muscle leads to fewer injuries, better balance, improved coordination, foundational core strength and confidence for kids specifically. Love the idea of kids and exercise but aren’t sure where to starts? Check out our recent post about why and how to get your kids to start moving and exercise more.  […]

2024-05-31T14:27:27-07:00May 31, 2024|

Starting early: What’s the best way to get kids interested in exercise?

When should kids start exercising? And what’s the best way to get kids interested in exercise? This is a common question parents have when they understand all the benefits of exercise in general. Strength training is a key part to an exercise plan for any age but sometimes there are concerns about whether or not lifting weights can stunt growth. […]

2024-06-07T10:38:34-07:00May 11, 2024|

How does exercise increase bone density?

There are numerous benefits to strength and resistance training; greater strength, increased mobility, reduced injury risk, improved quality of life, and many others you’ve undoubtedly heard before. But how does exercise increase bone density? One of the understated benefits of strength training is bone mineral density and preventing osteoporosis. Strength training and load bearing exercise is one of the primary tools you can utilize to maintain or build up your bones. […]

2024-05-01T13:40:12-07:00May 1, 2024|

What are the benefits of weighted vests?

Weighted vests, and weighted walking (rucking), have become increasingly popular in recent years, from loaded up hikers on Wildwood to training sessions here in the studio, people are adding weight to their “normal” activities. What’s the benefits, reasoning, and the science, behind this? Let’s dig in… […]

2024-03-19T15:46:26-07:00March 18, 2024|

Oura Ring Review

83. 85. 94. These numbers are really important. Life changing actually, and I don’t say that lightly. After hearing about Oura Rings for a while, a client approached me and suggested we both try them. What follows is my Oura Ring review after 2 years of wearing it consistently. […]

2024-06-21T10:47:47-07:00March 11, 2024|

Are You Training Hard Enough? What is RPE

You’ll hear this over and over during your session, ”How did that set feel?” Lots of ways to ask the question, but ultimately we’re all getting at the same thing. Was that hard enough? Making progress in the studio is about balancing work load and rest in a way that keeps you safe and allows you to get the most out of the time you put into your training. So the next time you’re asked that question, instead of saying “fine” (which means “more weight please”), think about your answer in terms of RPE. […]

2024-03-08T12:29:53-07:00March 5, 2024|
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