6 Must-Have Movements for Fat Loss, Health, and Longevity

As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Never is that more apparent than in the movements we use on a daily basis – squatting down to pick up your child, hip hinging when grabbing your groceries from the trunk, pushing the lawn mower, pulling a box of clothes from the […]

Great Glutes: Getting the Most Out of the Squat

If you see a great set of glutes, you can almost pretty much guarantee the owner of those glutes squats. When it comes to firm, toned legs, it’s hard to find a better exercise than squats. However, if you really want to get the most out of your squats, there’s one piece of advice we […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing – Kettlebell Swings

Most of us are crunched for time. We’re pulled 15 different ways – kids, jobs, friends, and an entire list of of other responsibilities.  So when we hit the gym, we need to make it as efficient and as effective as possible. We CAN’T waste time. Kettlebell swings just might be the most efficient exercise […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Hip Thrust

If there is one exercise that you will LOVE to hate, it will be the hip thrust. There is not an exercise on the planet that attacks the glutes like the hip thrust. After 4-5 repetitions, your glutes will be on fire. By the 8th or 9th repetition, they will literally be cramping. Why should […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing – Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

I despise stretching. I only have so much time to workout, and the last thing I want to do is sit in a yoga pose and prove to myself just how inflexible I am. Plus, I’m a firm believer that proper exercise technique and range of motion, along with intelligent exercise selection will give the […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing – Sumo Deadlift

I’ll admit it. I have a man crush on the sumo deadlift. When our personal training clients started performing it last week during their phase II training program, I couldn’t wait to look at their charts to see how well they did. Many may consider the squat to be the king of all of the […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Suitcase Carry

If I told you that I know an exercise that will fix hip, back, and shoulder problems, as well as tone up all of the areas that are particularly troublesome to most gym members (glutes, abs,  and upper arms) plus takes care of your cardio training and all you had to do was walk, would […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing: The Turkish Getup

The squat may be the king of exercises, but it’s definitely not for everyone. I can’t say the same for the Turkish Getup. I can’t think of anyone, including athletes, average Joe’s, and people recovering injuries, that won’t benefit from adding the Turkish Getup to their warm up routine. Why? 3 Reasons to Love the […]

Beginner Guide: Are crunches making me fat?

That’s a half truth. They may not necessarily make you fat, but they definitely aren’t helping you get a flatter stomach. Top 3 reasons why you’re wasting your time performing crunches 1) Beach Ball Belly Syndrome: If you still have some stubborn body fat to lose, those crunches are just making your belly stick out […]

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Rows

We tend to neglect the muscles that we can’t see in the mirror and focus on those that we can.  As a result, when most people workout they focus on pushing movements for their upper body, bench press, push ups, etc…  However, if we neglect pulling movements such as Rows for too long we will […]