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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. […]

2024-06-27T14:19:39-07:00June 27, 2024|

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|

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|

How to increase scale weight and build muscle safely

One of the most effective ways to improve your health is to build lean muscle mass. However, it can be difficult to find reliable information on how to increase scale weight and build muscle safely from a nutrition standpoint. There’s plenty of easily accessible fat loss information, yet it can be hard to find info on how to healthfully and safely gain weight and build muscle. (that isn’t targeted towards young men exclusively). […]

2024-02-23T16:17:25-07:00February 21, 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|
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