With the rise of group fitness and boutique studios, it’s quite easy to assume the instructor leading you through myriad exercises is a fully certified, knowledgeable expert. But putting that knowledge to use when you have a lot of different people to guide can be a daunting task for even the most experienced trainer. And … Continue reading Trainer or Cheerleader?
The top 4 New Years resolutions for 2017 according to Statistic Brain include; losing weight (21.4%), self-improvement (12.3%), better financial decision making (8.5%) and to quit smoking (7.1%). By March, most resolutions fail. The packed gyms known to those of us in the industry as the “resolutionary rush” booms from January to late February and … Continue reading It’s a Fact. Most New Years Resolutions Fail by March.
I often refer to Accelerate as ‘a gym with heart’. On Martin Luther King Jr. day it seems appropriate to reinforce our goal and make it public. Each month, we will provide an opportunity for members to give back to the community. This is such a natural extension of what we do because what truly … Continue reading Why Heart Matters.
Yesterday we did our first Instagram live from the studio. Brandon Shiflett, a long-time Accelerate client, and provider at Airrosti Rehab Center, joined me after class to demonstrate a workout anyone can do at home. Here’s how it works. Start a stopwatch. Perform 10 burpees and 20 squats. When the stopwatch hits the 3-minute mark, do it … Continue reading Live from Accelerate: A Recap
Performed correctly, the step-up is a great exercise to develop leg strength and muscle definition in the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. Because the exercise requires one leg at a time, the step up improves balance. It can also act as an identifier of weakness. Even advanced athletes favor one side in exercises like deadlifts and squats. … Continue reading Form Clinic: the Step-up
Like so many of you, reducing time on my personal device is on the top of my list for the New Year. I don’t have anything against my phone; in fact, I do 100% of my business to Accelerate on the go. But when my little sister called me out over Christmas Break while I … Continue reading How to Break a Habit: Remove and Replace.
I love watching Accelerate clients smash through their old ideas of what they can achieve, what is possible. I’ve seen it with weight loss goals, lifting goals, running, rowing, conditioning, box jumps, you name it. There is that moment when a client realizes that they just achieved something they never imagined possible. Those moments are why … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey
Unfortunately, I’m not talking about muscle gains. I’m talking about the fact that the average American puts on 6 pounds of fat between Halloween and New Years Day. Sometimes, however, our remorse about “bad eating” during the Holidays sabotage our best intentions to get back on track. Here are a few tips if you’re feeling … Continue reading Holiday Gains
I’m sharing a post today written by one of my clients. The path to a balanced view of nutrition is very difficult in the world of fad diets, “clean” foods and restrictive cycles that can lead to muscle loss and the complete destruction of metabolic function. If you have a phobia of any food, it … Continue reading Carbphobia