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Five Fitness Principles for Long Term Success

The health and fitness industry is full of myths and misconceptions. Everyday we are bombarded with ads, instagram videos, and articles claiming they have discovered the new diet or exercise.  There’s so much conflicting information on what we should and shouldn’t do.  That is why I wrote this article.  I wanted to cut through the…

Create Success in Fitness

It’s one thing to know what to eat, which exercises to do and how to do them — but it’s another thing altogether to do all this consistently.  If you have tried and failed to establish long-term, healthful habits, then you know all too well what I’m talking about. Any kind of change, even toward…

Acupuncture and the Athlete

Enhance Your Workouts, Decrease Recovery Time and Stay Healthier, Longer. You may have heard rumors or come across videos or photos online of elite athletes using acupuncture (and cupping) to enhance their performance and speed up recovery. It is very exciting that the effectiveness of acupuncture is starting to become more recognized in the athletic…

Run Stronger

The sun is out and shining in Seattle which means it’s running season. When thinking about running, it’s easy to focus solely on running itself to improve our speed and endurance. To effectively take your running to the next level, cross training should be incorporated into your fitness routine.  These exercises will not only make…

Improve Your Performance with Plyometric Training

Whether you’re a runner, rower, soccer player, or do any sport that uses your legs, plyometric training can improve your performance.  Plyometrics are a series of jumping exercises to teach you how to exert maximum force in a minimum time.   Athletes us plyometric training to increase their speed and explosive power. There are several simple,…

Why Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work

Why Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work One common question we get at Flow is how to lose fat in a specific area. We hate to break it to you — but it’s impossible to spot-reduce fat. So you can stop doing endless crunches to melt belly fat, or eternal tricep dips to slim your arms. Instead,…

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

As we enter the month of February and the craziness of the holidays, New Year’s resolutions and finding a new routine start to fade, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Perhaps you’ve fallen back into old habits, or are disappointed that you haven’t started working toward your health goals for the year. If this…

Sleep: Your Most Important Training Partner

By Flow Coach, Mackennon Klink, B.S., CSCS, PN1 Did you know that roughly 30% of adults sleep fewer than 6 hours each night? Poor sleep quality and quantity can have a huge effect, both inside and outside the gym.  Poor sleep is associated with negatively impacting your workouts, recovery, sex life, mood, dietary decisions, and…

Transform Your Life in 90 Days – Starts January 7th

Create changes that will last a lifetime This program is tailored for those who are tired of the quick-fix, fad diet, or weight-loss challenge. If you are looking to make sustainable changes to enhance your lifestyle, and would like the guidance of nutrition and fitness professionals, this program is tailored for you.  It is NOT…