Category Archive for "Fitness Tips"

Sport Specialization

The Downside of Sport Specialization for Young Athletes

October 6, 2015

All too often in today’s world of youth athletics, sport specialization can create what’s meant to be a  fun and purposeful activity into a highly competitive and stressful situation for the kids, parents, and coaches alike. With the idea of a…

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Tabata Training

Trim Up with Tabata Training

September 30, 2015

Tabata training is particular type of workout that is designed to provide both aerobic and anaerobic benefits – in other words – a way to improve your cardiovascular functioning as well as stimulate fat loss. Now you are listening. The high…

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Most Important part of Life

Make Time For What Matters Most

September 17, 2015
Vincent Camps

What comes to mind when you are asked to name the most important part of your life? The one answer I rarely hear first; and the correct answer, in my opinion, is exercise, but why not?  Obvious answers are family, friends,…

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Nutrition Tips

Time Saving Nutrition Tips

September 7, 2015
Jessica Brantley

Do you ever look at pictures of fitness chicks posting all their meals and Tupperware containers, and wonder- HOW they find the time and the energy for it?! Well, I was once one of the girls. I would spend hours,…

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Learning to Embrace Travel

Learning to Embrace Travel

September 1, 2015

I am currently on a 6-week long trip in Southern Spain.  Predominantly, it is a personal trip with family, but working is also part of the routine. I love visiting my former residence of Spain, as well as traveling the…

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Pull Up

Workouts to Master The Pull Up

August 29, 2015

First it was the plank. Then it was hundred’s of air squats, and now it’s all about the pull up. It seems more people involved in fitness want to conquer this move more than any others which is totally AWESOME! It…

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Suspension Training

Take Your Workouts to New Heights With Suspension Training

August 28, 2015
Morgan Kingsbauer

When I first learned about suspension training, my mind was blown! There are so many different exercises that you can do, and at so many different intensity levels. The thing I love most about suspension training is that it can…

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Psychological Health

Improve Your Psychological Health

August 20, 2015
Jessica Brantley

Positive psychological (mental) health is essential for our survival, but it can easily be disturbed by the stress of jobs, kids and mortgages. When our minds are constantly distracted with these responsibilities, it becomes difficult to maintain an uplifted mood….

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Goals Setting

Goal Setting and Achievement

August 18, 2015
Christy Adkins

Just a few weeks ago, I was standing in a crowd of several thousand spectators, screaming encouragement to Ben Smith who was a farmer’s carry and two deadlifts away from being named the Fittest Man on Earth. It was his…

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Agility Training

Agility Training for Athletes – Get Faster and More Explosive

August 12, 2015

As summer training kicks into high gear during the month of August, it’s important to ensure that athletes are covering all their bases in preparation for fall sport participation, and that includes improving their agility training. Often I have athletes…

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Exercise thru the Tough Times

August 3, 2015
Conor Nugent

  Tough times occur during every person’s life, but the use of exercise and a healthy diet can give you the mental game you need to get through it all. Whether your troubled times last minutes, hours, days, or months, this post is to…

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Fit Vacation

Tips to Have a Fit Vacation

July 29, 2015
Jessica Brantley

While vacation should be a time to relax and unwind, it can be a bit stressful if you have a strict fitness schedule and/or are concerned about weight gain. Fortunately, there are some things you can do while traveling to…

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dirty bulk

Breaking Down the Dirty Bulk

July 21, 2015

Every lifter, at some point in his or her life, has the questioned the ‘dirty bulk’. One day you wake up and look in the mirror and say “I need to put on some size.” This blog will focus on the specific…

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working outside

Taking Your Workout Outside

July 20, 2015

Summer in Canada is SHORT!!! I mean really short, so when it finally gets here I make the efforts to take my workout outside! And even when it’s supposed to be summer, we are plagued with rainfall, mosquitos; or in…

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3 Tips to Fix Your Freestanding Handstand

July 13, 2015
Gretchen Kittelberger

Gymnastics is hard. There’s no getting around that. However, being able to conquer and perform those higher-level gymnastics movements can be not only extremely gratifying but also very exhilarating. Since most adults these days are being exposed to basic gymnastics…

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Summer Training

Summer Training Tips to Battle the Heat

July 5, 2015

As summertime approaches many athletes will undertake their rigorous off-season training programs. With temperatures and humidity rising, summer training is the perfect time to use the tough conditions to an athlete’s advantage, allowing for an environment usually even more demanding…

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CrossFit Movements for Teens

5 CrossFit Movements for Teens

June 26, 2015

CrossFit is the fastest growing fitness craze in history and for the teens it’s starting to make an even bigger impact. With its “specialty” in everything fitness and not just one particular modality; we have seen more teenagers becoming involved…

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Get More From Your Workouts

Tips to Get MORE From Your Workouts

June 22, 2015

Of course, half the time, getting to the gym is the main battle for getting in a solid workout. But once you are there, don’t you want to be doing everything in your power to receive the best results possible? Here…

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How to Handstand

How to Handstand

June 17, 2015

Ever since I was a child I loved doing handstands, and at the age of 30 not much has changed! It’s just a fun movement that literally turns your world upside down and is impossible not to smile while doing!…

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type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Managing Blood Sugar

June 8, 2015

In an earlier post, I explained prediabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you were not aware that you ever had prediabetes and didn’t know you were headed down this road. That’s ok….

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Mental Fortitude Crossfit

Mental Fortitude and Its Application to Life and CrossFit

June 4, 2015
Conor Nugent

Simply put, mental fortitude, is what separates people who can overcome obstacles.  In CrossFit, there is going to be bad weather, your judge is going to miscount your reps, and your equipment is going to fail. In life, I’m sure you’re…

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Kevin Cornell

Meet AT Athlete Kevin Cornell

June 1, 2015

If you’re local to PA you may have already caught up with our AT Athlete and Competitive Weightlifter, Kevin Cornell. But for those not local to our home state, you may know him as the 25th in the country in his…

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Body Shaming

Stop the Body Shaming

May 26, 2015

Body Shaming, according to the Urban Dictionary,  is an actual term with a meaning: Shaming someone for their body type. Sara: “ew he’s too skinny” Jeff: “she’s soooo fat it’s disgusting” Mary: “she’d be pretty if she were skinnier” Dan: “he’s so…

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Build a Booty

Five Life Hacks to Building a Booty

May 20, 2015

No one ever wrote a song about a flat butt. So here’s 5 life hacks to building a booty songs can be written about. You’ve seen this image before plenty of times. And you are working hard to make this…

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Summertime Survival Guide

May 12, 2015

Warm weather is officially here and hopefully your resolutions to look better in less clothing were a success. But now you feel like, with vacations, pool parties, and summer cook-outs, that 6-pack summer you worked for is slowly fading away….

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Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

Metabolic Meals for Breakfast

May 10, 2015

I am sure you have heard the term “Metabolic” used in terms of body, food or training at some point. The word is derived from Metabolism which is essentially a complex process that our body goes through to turn our…

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Get a Workout Gliding

May 5, 2015
Jessica Maurer

As a group fitness instructor and a Master Educator for Savvier Fitness (the company that owns the Gliding Discs), I teach gliding exercises often. When gliding discs are involved in a workout, I have noticed that most participants focus on…

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Lindy Barber's Road to Regionals

Lindy Barber’s Road to CrossFit Regionals

April 27, 2015

In Louisville, Kentucky an unbridled spirit, Lindy Barber, prepares for her road to the CrossFit regionals. The state of Kentucky defines and unbridled spirit as, “ free to soar and big dreams can be fulfilled. Relish competition and cherish champions…

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