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5 Important Exercises You’re Forgetting to Do at the Gym

You probably have a routine that you use for exercises. Maybe you work on your back, shoulders and arms one day and your legs, butt, and core the next. Maybe you alternate strength training with aerobic exercise. Whatever your typical workout regimen, there are probably important exercises that you aren’t performing. Adding a few small…

Workouts That Bust Stress and Anxiety

Professionals from many disciplines will attest to the fact that physical exercise has long been established as a key factor in reducing stress, anxiety, and battling depression. Stress affects not only the brain, but the rest of our bodies. When our bodies are physically challenged on a regular basis and in good health, our minds…

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….

Variety – Not Always Your Best Bet.

One of the reasons people love Flow Fitness is the seemingly limitless options we have regarding membership types, classes and personal-training packages. Let’s face it, people love variety, and the more options people have, the more likely they are to stay members. People also evoke this philosophy when it comes to their training and literally…

The Magic Bullet

What if I told you I had a magic bullet, one that might cure obesity and cardiovascular disease?  Would you want to know what it is? Listen close, and I’ll tell you: The magic bullet is exercise. And we’re not talking running a marathon or spending hours at the gym. A brisk 20-minute walk each day…

Dropping the Dead Lift – Why Do It?

If you have come to Flow during our peak hours (usually 4:30-7:30pm), you have probably seen some pretty impressive Deadlifts lifts of 300, 400, and even 500 plus pounds in our free-weight area. If you haven’t had the fortune of seeing it, I am pretty sure you have heard, or felt the impact of the…

How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Personal Trainers at Flow Fitness in South Lake Union Area of Seattle Near Amazon

Getting into better physical shape can be an exhausting challenge, and one that proves insurmountable for many people. Whether you’re looking to lose weight and burn fat or to build lean muscle, improving your level of physical fitness on your own can be difficult. That’s why personal trainers are of critical importance at most gyms…

Five Guaranteed Ways to Waste Time at the Gym

Everybody feels good about going to the gym (whether they like it is an article for another time). But during that time at the gym, are you really getting the most bang for your buck? Aside from the common distractions that we see at the gym, such as chatting with fellow members, watching Donald Trump…

The Weight Belt. Wear it, or Go Without?

Whether to use or not use a weight belt has been a hot topic ever since I can remember. As a youngster in the ’90s, I remember seeing countless people wearing weight belts while doing bench press, squatting or even bicep curls. It just seemed to be the thing to do whether you were lifting…