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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…

Why You Should Add Small Group Personal Training to Your Christmas List

With the rise in popularity of boutique training studios and CrossFit “boxes”, the demand for small group training is higher than ever. When we talk about small group training, we are not talking about group exercise classes, such as body pump, Spin, or boot camps as they tend to accommodate much larger groups ( more than ten…

Nine of Our Favorite Gym Memes

Now that the Seattle gloom has finally settled in and made its presence felt, I thought it would be a good idea to have some fun and laugh a little with Flow Fitness’ 9 favorite gym memes (Top 10 is just too mainstream). The take-home message for many of these memes is to never be…

What are you grateful for today?

Thanksgiving: It’s the time of year to celebrate what we’re thankful for.  However, we don’t have to relegate our gratitude to one day a year.  Developing an “attitude of gratitude” in your everyday is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life. The benefits of a regular gratitude practice are nearly endless,…

Tricks for Eating Healthy Over the Holiday Season

The holidays are coming and that means plenty of celebrations and gatherings of family and friends. Sitting and breaking bread, enjoying traditional dishes, and making memories are all a part of the season. But how do you participate and relish the season but not over-indulge? We are going to share some great approaches that will…