Category Archive for "Fitness Tips"

ExerciseThruIt_BlogFeature

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
Jeremiah

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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Handstand

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
Courtney

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_BlogFeature

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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Gliding

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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Binge Eating

Prevention of Binge Eating

April 8, 2015

As someone who suffered from binge eating for years, I am the master at knowing when the urge is there.  Being the master at knowing this means I can also tell you that I could have prevented many of my…

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Fats aren't making you fat

Fats Aren’t Making You Fat

April 1, 2015

Fats aren’t making you fat. In fact, what if Fats, the macronutrient,  were called “youth” instead of the dreaded ‘F” word? Would that change the perception of “fat” making us “fat”?  It has been a long time since the F word…

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Working Out On the Web

Working Out on the Web

March 30, 2015

Working Out on the Web How the Internet can be your go anywhere personal trainer The secret to weight loss has just been released. Grab your Snuggie, boot up your mobile device, and watch the pounds melt away. Okay, so…

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Tips to Looking Hot In Your Bikini

Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini

March 23, 2015

Six Tips to Looking Hot in Your Bikini Spring is on it’s way and you will need these tips to looking hot in your bikini, or just the lack of clothing in general the warm weather brings. It’s time to show more…

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Eating on the Fly

Eating On The Fly

March 3, 2015
Jessica Maurer

In addition to being a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, I am a traveling fitness educator who eats on the fly, literally. This means that I fly on weekends to share new health and fitness educational programs with fitness professionals…

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Olympic Lifting Not Just for Olympians

Olympic Lifting – Not just for the Olympians

February 28, 2015
Christy Adkins

Olympic weightlifting is not just for the Olympians.The sport of weightlifting consists of two lifts (1) the snatch and (2) the clean and jerk. They are the only competitive weightlifting in the Olympics and for that reason; commonly called Olympic…

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Proteins The Animal and The Plant

Proteins – The Animals & The Plants

February 27, 2015

Proteins are a key component of the foods we eat.  It’s a macronutrient along with carbohydrates and fats. These are the nutrients that the body needs in relatively large amounts to sustain life and we can only obtain them from the…

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Eating on-The-go

Eating On-The-Go

February 12, 2015
Jessica Maurer

As a group fitness instructor, I have a habit of eating while driving, between classes, between clients, etc. I know it’s not the safest habit in the world, but eating on-the-go is my only option to fuel quickly and effectively for…

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Learning the Lunge

Learning the Lunge

February 12, 2015

The major body shaping advantage of learning the lunge is that it works not only the quadriceps and the hamstrings, but also the calves and glutes through a greater range of motion than other leg exercises.  In layman’s terms, greater…

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Protein Needs

Protein Needs – How Much? When? & What Kind?

January 13, 2015

Thank goodness for technology and for the immense amount of information on the net to help us navigate all things food, fitness, fashion and more.  However, this “free” international encyclopedia can also lead many people astray.  It can become quite daunting when one reads about fitness…

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