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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…

As It Heats Up, Don’t Forget to Cool Down (Post-Exercise, That Is)

You wouldn’t jump into a rigorous workout without a quick warmup. However, many gym-goers forgo a post-exercise cool-down routine in the name of hitting the locker room and bouncing out, especially those squeezing in an after-work session who are eager to get home and unwind already. No matter the length or challenge level of your…

Do you track your workouts?

You might want to. As the old adage goes, ” Fail to plan, plan to fail.” I’m sure among the high-level executives, leaders, business owners, educators and parents who are members at Flow, these words have come out of their mouths at one point or another when describing ways to become successful.  It’s true. From…

Run Outside, But Do Some Work Indoors

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside.  Allow those treadmills and elliptical machines a well-deserved break, if only for three months’ time. As a runner, especially in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no better time to get out in nature. However, don’t give up that gym membership just yet. Here are three reasons to…

Take A Hike!

Do you ever find yourself unmotivated to exercise? Are you struggling with your daily routine at the gym? Well I have the perfect solution: Go for a hike! Instead of staring endlessly at the treadmill TV, look forward to what is around the next bend in the trail. Studies show that people who hike have less…

Hike with Flow ~ Saturday, June 18th

Why stay cooped up indoors on a Saturday morning when you could be enjoying nature?  Get off the couch and into the mountains with Suzanne this summer. Suz is a Personal Trainer at Flow and has a huge passion for outdoor adventures. She has been leading backpacking trips all over Washington and promotes a healthy…

The Deadlift and YOU

The Deadlift and YOU! While there are multiple versions of a deadlift, today we will be focusing on standard, traditional, feet-under-hips, hamstring-loading, chalk-dust-flying, hand-callous-forming, butt-building deadlifts. If this doesn’t bring up a vivid image in your mind, here you go:     Today, I’ll have you concentrate positioning of your feet, hips, knees, shoulders, lats,…

Get Results in Less Time

The most common problem in fitness is that people don’t have enough time to exercise. But it seems that there is a solution: Research has been building on the benefits of high-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT. In fact, some research has shown that as little as 60 seconds of strenuous exertion provides the…

What We Can Learn from Crossfit

With the summer right around the corner, many of you are trying to figure out the game plan to drop those last several pounds or to add much-needed muscle to a less-than-stellar frame. From personal trainers and gym memberships, to P90x and Whole 30 diets, the options are limitless when it comes to fine tuning…