Author: Teresa Heitman


Bioforce Conditioning Coach Certified

It was a fantastic course and a grueling test. I recently completed Joel Jamieson’s Bioforce Conditioning Coach certification course. Joel Jamieson is an authority on strength, conditioning, and energy systems, and he’s got the pedigree of athletes to prove it. I was excited to be one of the first to take...


Memorial Day Weekend Murph is in the Books

Family, food, and fun makes for a great Memorial Day weekend, but time to honor our fallen soldiers is what we did at New Moon Fitness on Saturday morning. Five of us — from 27 years old to 52 years old, men and women — participated in the Memorial Day Murph...


MURPH – Completing Every Last Rep

As I mentioned in a previous post, challenge, humility, and a boost to the next generation can be found when you join the Memorial Day Murph Challenge and donate to the scholarship fund. What a great way to honor those who have died while serving in our military. We’ve donated and registered...


New After-work Session Times Available

Starting this summer, we have added a few new after-work hours. Summer is a great time to begin your journey to more strength and better conditioning. Visit our scheduler page to reserve your consultation or training time. Scheduler Page


Memorial Day Weekend Murph Challenge at New Moon Fitness

Five intrepid souls have registered to complete the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day Weekend here at New Moon Fitness. The point of this challenge? A scholarship fund (NMF has contributed $200 to the scholarship fund on behalf of our challengers). The lesson from this WOD? How to keep going. No question,...


Now Strength Training with Heart Rate Monitors

In the past I have not been a fan of heart rate monitors. There are several reasons for this: They’re expensive Heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) can be measured intuitively and reliably with the Talk Test (Click for more info at ACE) The software and research are...


How Regular Exercise Diminishes Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain (such as that associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, shoulder pain, back pain, etc), you’ve probably had doctors tell you that exercise will help reduce it. So you go walking or engage in something more intense, like strength training…and find it so painful that you never want to go...

Spring Events – Memorial Murph Challenge and Studio Remodel

The studio will be closed from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th for some remodeling. We’ll resume training on Monday, May 8th. Join us for Murph Our Murph practice returns on Saturdays. We’ll have two practices on May 13th and May 20th. On Memorial Day Weekend, we’ll challenge ourselves...


Muscles and Aging – University of Iowa Mini Medical School

The Carver College of Medicine offers “Mini Medical School”, a series that presents aspects of medicine to the community. The fee is nominal and comes with dinner. Believe me, I figured my kids would be most interested in the all-you-can-eat taco bar. But they really enjoyed the first night of “Breakthroughs...