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Meal prep made easy(er)

It can be daunting to get organized with meal prep and planning. For all of us. Throw in additional family members and busy weeknights filled with activities, and it can be even more challenging to stay the course. Having support, a plan of action and a clear tie back to your goals and values can help to stay on track. The other night a friend (who is trained as a professional chef!) was telling me how she struggles to organize her family meals throughout the week, and she inspired me to share a few of my tips and tricks for keeping us on track with our goal of eating minimally processed, scratch-made meals (and not loose our minds). I originally wrote this post in 2018, but I’ve made some post-pandemic updates here throughout in April 2022. […]

2022-04-08T11:01:15-07:00April 5, 2022|

Treating shin splints with acupuncture

Whether you run for enjoyment or as part of your sport, there is a potential for developing shin splints at some point in time. The technical term for shin splints is Tibial stress syndrome. This injury can occur on either the front side or the inner side of the Tibia (shin bone) and can become debilitating if not properly addressed. […]

2022-04-06T07:05:23-07:00March 30, 2022|

What should I consider when hiring a personal trainer?

Hiring a personal trainer can be a really hard decision. It’s a big investment; in time, money, energy and trust. What should you consider when hiring a personal trainer? The person you hire should be prepared to guide you through a new health and fitness journey on a path towards progress for the goals you will set together. None of these things should be taken lightly. And there may be more choices than ever in selecting a trainer. Both new facilities and the online space are seeing strong growth. […]

2022-03-19T17:55:09-07:00March 17, 2022|

Why women should lift heavy weights

Throughout history, gender bias has left women’s health vastly underrepresented and under-studied. This is particularly true when it comes to research in sports and exercise science. This article will share with you the research and science behind why women should lift heavy weights. […]

2022-03-05T14:43:22-07:00March 1, 2022|

Acupuncture to treat tennis elbow

Tennis elbow — or Lateral epicondylitis — is a very common overuse injury experienced by both racket sport players and those that work with their hands alike. The term lateral epicondylitis indicates that there is inflammation at the common tendon that attaches a group of forearm muscles to the bony bump on the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondyle). Acupuncture is a powerful tool to treat tennis elbow, or any similar repetitive-use injury. […]

2022-02-28T13:23:22-07:00February 27, 2022|

Exercise Benefits the Brain

Exercise benefits the brain in many measurable ways. A popular book among our team of personal trainers is “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.” Written by John J Ratey, MD and Eric Hagerman, “Spark” argues that exercise helps produce “Miracle-Gro for the brain.” Most of the evidence supporting this argument was drawn from the previous decade of studies on learning capacity, cognitive decline, and brain health. The book is now seven years old, making some of that evidence almost old enough to vote. […]

2022-03-17T14:22:06-07:00February 26, 2022|

Everything you need to know about collagen supplements

Collagen has become a popular supplement in recent years and in this post we’ll share everything you need to know about collagen supplements. If you peruse your local supermarket’s supplement aisle, it’s not uncommon to find collagen in a capsule, infused in a coffee creamer, as a standalone protein powder, or in a topical cream. Supplementing with collagen allegedly slows signs of aging skin, increases skin elasticity, and reduces joint pain. But does it actually work? […]

2022-02-27T11:47:16-07:00February 23, 2022|

Why cardio is important, our Quick Hitter workouts explained

Strength training and cardiovascular conditioning are the bread and butter tools of a personal trainer, even though we might not necessarily want you to eat bread and butter. On top of encouraging a healthy and well-balanced diet, making sure you get enough time working out in both domains of exercise is important to overall health. So why is cardio important? Working out can have many benefits like brain function and bone density. Focusing on cardio and conditioning specifically, endurance based exercise will improve your health; things like body composition, blood pressure, heart health, mental health, all-cause mortality and so on. When it comes to higher intensities specifically, research shows that vigorous intensity activity can lead to better cardiac health, metabolic function, and physical ability when compared to moderate intensities. […]

2022-02-23T14:42:19-07:00February 17, 2022|

February studio update

We’re getting back into routines at the studio. Check out our latest update to learn more about the happenings this month. […]

2022-02-17T13:23:34-07:00February 17, 2022|

Hyatt family eats: Easy, healthy winter meals

Scratch cooking is always our jam, but we’re keeping things decidedly simple in the kitchen this season. Check out some of our favorite easy, healthy winter meals – I love sharing here in case they inspire you too! […]

2022-02-11T12:54:40-07:00February 11, 2022|

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. […]

2022-02-04T10:09:06-07:00January 31, 2022|

What does acupuncture feel like?

What does acupuncture really feel like? For some, the idea of having 15 or so acupuncture needles inserted at various points around the body sounds like an absolute nightmare. This post shares what acupuncture feels like and how it can be beneficial. […]

2022-01-30T12:41:08-07:00January 30, 2022|

Is it bad to eat right before bed?

How bad is it to eat right before you go to sleep? Is it that bad? Is it actually good? Is it not even worth worrying about? Common wisdom has often been that you shouldn’t eat anything after 7pm. It’s unclear where exactly this statement came from but logically speaking it makes very little sense when observed on an individual basis since not everyone goes to bed at the same time. […]

2022-01-13T13:31:15-07:00January 13, 2022|

January studio update

Today we’re talking about Omicron. It’s been our goal since March 2020 to make the studio the safest place possible outside your own home. Check out this studio update to learn more what we continue to do every day while actively working to improve the health and wellness of our community. […]

2022-01-09T10:23:42-07:00January 9, 2022|

To be more productive…

I read a lot. I try to make sense of most of it and I like to share some of the things that seem most meaningful. Sometimes they will be fun, sometimes work related, sometimes life related. Some worthy of sharing with others; our clients, friends, family. This list is from a favorite, Ryan Holiday (author of Ego is the Enemy, Stillness is the Key, The Obstacle is the Way, Daily Stoic, and more). […]

2022-01-06T13:14:17-07:00January 6, 2022|
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