Categorized as: Live Fit.

Seven Gym Mistakes to Avoid

By Flow Coach, Mackennon Klink, B.S, CSCS, Pn1 As you begin to move more, you will make many mistakes on your journey. And you know what? Good. This is totally normal. Every mistake you can possible make hasbeen done a thousand times before. However, ifwedon’t learn from our past or history, we are doomed to…

Five Warm-up Tips to Boost Performance & Avoid Injuries

Getting hurt sucks! We exercise to lose weight, build muscle, feel better, and improve quality of life.  However, it is tough to do any of these while sidelined with an injury. Though it is next to impossible to prevent ALL injuries, there are steps that we can take to reduce the likelihood and, in the…

The Type of Training You Need the Most, But Are Not Doing

Mobility is a big buzz word in the health, fitness, and performance world. Open any fitness magazine or Instagram page and you can read about ways to improve mobility. While the information is abundant, there is still a lot of confusion as to what it is and how to add it into your everyday life. …

Underperforming? Try This All-Natural Enhancer

Whether it is at work or in the gym, we are all looking for an edge.  We work hard for our goals, yet sometimes our progress stalls, like a teenager learning to drive a stick shift. There are many ways to get great results, and often they’ll cost you money for a special product that…

Are you putting enough effort into your training?

Learn how to accurately gauge your level of intensity to ensure that you don’t fall short of your goals! Has this happened to you ? You’ve committed to going to the gym consistently and are completing your workouts and making progress. Occasionally, however, those dumbbells you used last week seem to be heavier and now…

Five Simple Ways to Measure Progress

By Flow Coach Mackennon Klink, BS, CSCS, PN1 Whether it is a kitchen remodel, job promotion, or increasing “followers” on Instagram, there is no better feeling than to see how far you have come after starting something. This holds true for your fitness goals as we know there is no bigger discouragement than lack of…

Four Reasons Your Body Failed You!

Have you ever had a workout where everything just feels “blah”?  Exercises that normally are performed with style and grace feel uncoordinated, clumsy, and “harder than it normally is”. Though we understand that some days will just be better than others, no one should feel as if they have taken several steps backward. So, before…

The Biggest Mistake New Athletes Make in the Weight Room

New athletes make dozens of mistakes beginners make, and we’ve all been there. The journey from nervous newbie to seasoned vet with the physical progress to show for it comes with plenty of bumps in the road. Contrary to popular “broscience,” though, the most common mistake beginners make isn’t using the smith machine or missing…

3 Training Techniques Every Runner Should Be Doing

Summer in the Pacific Northwest = time to get outside, right?  Except for when you can’t, because aches and pains are getting in your way, or worse: you’re sidelined by injury.  How can you stay outdoors, do everything you love to do and potentially reduce the occurrence of injury? Easy.  Train inside to maximize running…

Rest Periods – The Missing Link in Your Training

Written By  Flow Coach, Mackennon  Klink  B.S.,  CSCS,  PN1  When  it  comes  to  training,  recovery  and  rest  periods  are  often  overlooked and under-valued in most fitness programs even though it has  a huge influence in your overall success. Unknown to most, programmed rest is just as important to your workout as exercise selection, sets, reps, and nutrition. The main question…