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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…

Understanding Fats

Wrapping up the unveiling of understanding basic nutrition, we’re completing the macronutrient trifecta with a practical overview of dietary fats. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are all essential to building and maintaining a healthy and resilient body. Having an understanding of what each does for you is a powerful tool in accomplishing your physical goals, as…

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…

Understanding Carbohydrates

If every aspect of health and fitness is a tool ot be used then it’s just a matter of which tools are most important and cover the most bases to establish what you put priority on when starting out. Implementing and practicing baby steps are the best way to go, and the steps that cover…

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…

Counting Calories? Instead Use Your Hand for Life-Long Results

By Flow Trainer, Mackennon Klink, B.S., CSCS, CES, PN1 Losing weight is a fairly straight forward process: it comes down to calories in vs calories out.  You eat less, workout more, and soon enough, you’ll have that dream body, right?  Well….there’s a little more involved.  Let’s examine calorie counting, one of the most popular ways…

Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

Some people are under the impression that working out on an empty stomach is the ideal situation. These people couldn’t be more wrong! You could end up with low blood sugar, which can destroy your workout motivation and undermine your progress. That’s like trying to take your car for a cruise when the fuel indicator…

Seven Summertime Tips to Drinking & Dieting

By Flow Trainer, Mackennon Klink, BS, CSCS, PN1 Confession time: the summer in Seattle is amazing.  We’re lucky to have so many wonderful ways to enjoy warm days: soaking up the sun at Alki beach or Golden Gardens, spending happy hour on roof top bars, paddle boarding, outdoor BBQ’s, or hiking and more.  If you’re…

Red Light, Green Light Your Kitchen to Weight Loss

This post by, Flow Personal Trainer Mackennon Klink, B.S., CSCS, CES, PN1 I’m going to share a small secret about weight loss: it totally sucks. You start off like a champ; waking up early and crushing your workout, eating a healthy breakfast and lunch, and drinking enough water throughout the day to put Aquaman to shame….

Don’t Work Out On an Empty Stomach!

If you work out on an empty stomach, you could actually be burning muscle and causing damage that’s difficult to repair! Learn why you should avoid ‘fasted cardio’ and work out with a healthy balance of glycogen in this article.