You’ve worked your tail off in the gym for weeks or maybe months to prepare for a vacation – so now what? Often we feel we only have two options, let it all go or stay in deprivation mode, which no one wants to do on a much needed break from the daily routine.
Busting the Myths about Overtraining and Recovery Last week on Instagram, we profiled a member @aliciaerrero who came to Accelerate one month ago. At that time, she had been consistently taking classes at Orange Theory Fitness 6-7 times per week. Orange Theory is promoted as a high intensity interval training workout that lasts 60 minutes. … Continue reading Efficient Training and Recovery
Can you perform the same workout over and over and achieve the same results? The short answer is no. At some point in training, your body adapts and you need to change the landscape. The National Institute of Health consistently publishes research on the topic of adaptation and many of the studies tell us similar … Continue reading What Research Says About the Human Body and Adaptation
Yesterday, I had the privilege of exhibiting at the Starbucks Health & Wellness Fair, a 2-hour event at Starbucks HQ. The event showcases some of the companies in Seattle offering health and wellness options for partners (employees) of Starbucks. I noticed at the event there are two major buckets of fitness options: corporate-run boutique studios … Continue reading The Benefits of Small Group Training
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?
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