Fitness & Exercise

Why is VO2 Max Testing Important?

Here at Hyatt Strength + Wellness, we’ve always prioritized ways to optimize and measure your progress with intelligently designed programs as well as extra tools like the InBody scanner.  We’re adding a PNOE VO2 Max testing unit, we’re excited to bring another level of precision to measuring your cardiovascular health. The test includes both resting and max metabolic results plus a data sheet that your tester will interpret for you to help you understand how to best progress your cardiorespiratory fitness. […]

2024-01-31T14:51:06-07:00January 31, 2024|

Is rapid weight loss worth sacrificing your muscle?

Chances are you’ve heard buzz words like “Ozempic” and “semaglutide” more times than you can count this past year. These wildly popular weight loss drugs have helped people shed a lot of pounds. But not all that weight is fat. Rapid weight loss, like that experienced when taking Ozempic and other glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist drugs, causes increased muscle loss alongside fat loss. […]

2024-02-01T11:47:12-07:00January 23, 2024|

Why is rest important between strength sets?

A s trainers, our job is to build our clients well constructed pathways to reach their goals. In order to do this, we must consider many factors that make a good program, including exercise selection, sets, reps, intensity, load, and rest periods. […]

2023-12-10T16:15:47-07:00December 6, 2023|

Our favorite picks for your home equipment

Exercise equipment is one of those things we tend to accumulate and not use a lot (the Treadmill Coat Rack, for example). However, there are times when you just can’t make it to the studio so having some basic equipment can be really helpful. For most, if not all, of our clients we recommend 2-3 strength sessions per week. A lot of clients take care of all their strength training needs here, either in sessions with their trainer or a combo of 1:1 and open gym times. If that’s not the case for you, you might need to build out your home gym a little to supplement the hard work you’re putting in with your trainer and get the full benefits of custom designed strength training. […]

2023-12-03T12:52:41-07:00December 1, 2023|

Strength training is the best way to improve your health

It can be hard to sort through the noise and confusion of the health, fitness and nutrition worlds. But one truth backed by research and supported by experts is that strength or resistance training is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health. […]

2023-11-21T15:17:17-07:00November 20, 2023|

Where does Pilates fit in your exercise plan?

With so many exercise modalities available it can be hard to make a plan and know what to do, when and why. Pilates has been a buzz word in the fitness world for decades, but how does it fit into your exercise plan? What are the pros, cons and reasons to add yet another element to your weekly plan? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer Kristina Lucka shares her perspective on the why behind Pilates, its intersection with traditional strength training and the science behind all of it. […]

2023-08-22T15:21:33-07:00August 15, 2023|
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