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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…

Change Your Plane…

…plane of motion that is. Have no idea what I’m talking about? There are three planes of motion: sagittal, frontal, and transverse. At it’s most basic: Sagittal = forward or backward (think lunges, running or cycling) Frontal = side to side (side lunges or jumping jacks) Transverse = rotational (twists of any sort, swinging a bat)…

Three Simple Solutions to Keep the Fire Burning

We are now six weeks into 2017. Most consistent gym enthusiasts have noticed a major influx of new faces running on treadmills, attending classes or lifting weights. The consistent gym enthusiasts have seen this play out before: crowded gym for the first 6-8 weeks of the new year, then a drop off as March approaches….

Take a Deep Breath to Relieve Stress

Take a Deep Breath. The average person takes 23,000 breaths each day. Have you ever noticed how you breathe? Caught yourself holding your breath? Or found the relaxation of a deep, cleansing breath? If you’re like most people, you use only 20% of your lung capacity, taking short, shallow breaths.  This is especially true during…

Tips for Sticking with Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

When the time for New Year’s resolutions rolls around, nothing is as common as saying you’re going to get in shape. In a survey, 37 percent of people said they wanted to be fit and 32 percent said they wanted to drop weight. It’s also way too common to watch those goals fall apart by…

There Is No Hack for Getting Healthy

Hack: The word is everywhere. There are travel hacks, business hacks, gym hacks — there are even sex hacks. It seems there’s a shortcut to everything. Except there really isn’t. Hack (per dictionary.com): “a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work; one who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts.” I love how Rich Roll talks about it for a Revitalize video: When did “hacking” something become a good thing? Most people are looking for the easy way — looking…