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Understanding Protein

Continuing with our nutrition discussion, it’s time to get into proteins. In November we discussed macronutrients in a broader sense, and explained  how to maintain a healthy balance. Just last December we took the microscope to carbohydrates to explore their function in the body, and why they are so essential to your health. Today, we’ll…

Balancing your Macronutrients

As with anything fitness related, balancing your macronutrients is another tool to put into the box that you use to help accomplish your goals. If you are going to balance your macro nutrient intake, you first need to know what macronutrients are. The term ‘Macronutrient’ refers to “any of the nutritional components of the diet…

Establishing Your Target Heart Rate

If you walk into any commercial gym you’re likely to come across a field of treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. They have their use and are great tools if you have established your goals and understand how to reach them, but there are a few tools you need in your belt to actually make these…

Back to School Fitness: How to Avoid the “Freshman 15”

So, you’re starting college? Congratulations! The beginning of college is an exciting time, filled with hopes, dreams…and stress! You may have heard of a phenomenon called the “freshman 15.” This refers to the possible weight gain that can occur during the first year of college due to numerous factors. Let’s think of some ways to…

Six Ways to Better Sleep

By Flow Trainer, Mackennon Klink, BS, CSCS, PN1 As many as 30% of adults sleep fewer than six hours per night, which is the minimum amount of necessary sleep. If you think you can get away with fewer than six hours of sleep, allow me to drop some knowledge (also, you seem grumpy. You should…

How will you recover?

Summer is around the corner (hopefully).  A time to get outdoors, and push the limits of what your body and mind can do.   As athletes, and we are all athletes, it’s important to make time for recovery.  If you don’t, you are begging for injury. Begin to plan your recovery, as you would your…

The Smart, Injury-Free Way to Plank

This post was written by Flow Personal Trainer, Mack Klink Take away points: * The Plank is a simple exercise that’s often performed wrong by over extending the duration with terrible form. * Do not allow your body to creep into lordosis or excessive kyphosis. * Focus on maintaining the three points of contact over…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Personal Training Sessions

In recent years, the popularity of personal trainers has skyrocketed as people have started recognizing that some educated personal attention can go a long way to achieving your fitness goals. However, picking a personal trainer is more than just walking into your local gym and asking for the first available trainer. Much like teaching methods…

Get More Out of Your Gym Time: Here’s How!

You’re dedicated to your health and well-being. You make a point of visiting the gym several times a week to ensure you engage in enough strength-training exercise, as well as aerobic exercise to promote your overall health. Did you know there are some simple tricks and tips that can help you make the most of…