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+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, 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+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Personal trainer tip: stress, mindful eating & visceral fat

Last month, DEXA scan visited Hyatt Training. Many of us got scanned and now have important metrics in hand that will help us to track out goals. Visceral fat is one of the measurements included in the scan, and it can be especially harmful to overall health. Check out this tip from personal trainer Megan Abernathy about ways to help reduce your visceral fat. […]

By | 2018-06-03T12:13:49+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Holistic health, News, Nutrition, Personal trainer tips|

Bodywork is here!

Welcome licensed massage therapists Rich West Blatt and Michell Arenallo to Hyatt Training! They’ll be seeing clients in the front room off the lobby. We’re excited to have bodywork options for you at the studio on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays! […]

By | 2018-01-15T10:29:30+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Holistic health, News, Studio|

Rest and digest

Research supports what we all know to be true: we live in a stressed out society. According to the American Psychological Association, 24% of adult Americans categorized their average stress levels as “extreme stress” in 2015. As the pace of life, work, and even leisure speeds up, it is more important than ever to understand how this chronic stress impacts our wellbeing, and in particular digestion and nutrient absorption. Check out this guest post from nutritionist Barb Skinner to learn how exactly stress impacts digestion and for simple, straightforward ideas on how you can impact your health. […]

By | 2018-02-06T12:32:18+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Holistic health, News, Nutrition|

To Fitbit or not to Fitbit

I started last summer on a mission to really test out a Fitbit Alta. I was motivated by a few reasons, and the things I learned were both surprising and not surprising at the same time. As the research mounts about the importance of overall daily movement, many of us are looking to incorporating activity trackers. I hope the findings of my experiment can help to provide a little insight into this sector. […]

By | 2016-11-07T10:40:13+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Longevity, vitality, health

One of the biggest indicators of measurable health is longevity. There are predictable factors surrounding those who outlast others. Time Magazine published a fascinating article earlier this year about three things that add up to increased longevity (and we’d argue vitality, too). […]

By | 2016-05-14T06:49:19+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Holistic health, News, Nutrition|

Research supports increased daily activity

We all know exercise is good for us, and that there is cold hard science behind why this is true. Over the few of weeks, the media has released some hard hitting stories backed up by statistics about why, how, when and what kind of exercise we should be doing. Brass tax: it all supports increased daily activity. […]

By | 2016-04-15T06:30:04+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Tips for top performance and creativity

Al Lee was the finale of our 2016 lecture series on April 6. He shared key insights into how we can work smarter and in more creative ways by incorporating a few simple strategies. He focused on three primary concepts: Energy creation, energy use, and enjoyment. […]

By | 2016-04-13T10:37:04+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Holistic health, News|

Sleep tips: the little things matter

Dr. Bill Bowerfind shared key insights about sleep during his presentation in the Hyatt Training lecture series last week. While I could never do justice to the vast amount of useful information that he shared, what you’ll find below are my key takeaways. More than anything, for me, it was a helpful look at all the little things (that I actually can have some impact over on most days) that go into good sleep. […]

By | 2016-03-08T10:43:26+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Holistic health, News|