Category: Exercise

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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...

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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...

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Schedule Changes For Spring and Summer

Please take note of our schedule changes starting next week. You can view our small group times on our website main page in the sidebar to the right. You can access the calendar in Google HERE. You can view the calendar on our website HERE. We have added some personal training...

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Question – Why is Jumping Rope the Best Cardio?

Answer – I doubt most people would consider it the best, but I do — providing you have no joint injuries and no significant weight that could impact your joints. Also, it’s mostly high-intensity exercise, so contraindicated for some conditions. Jumping rope has all the advantages and only one disadvantage....

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Wellness Challenge Teams – Buffs & Tuffs

Two teams are set for the Live Healthy Iowa Wellness Challenge. The goal is to move more. Our teams will be tracking their activity daily starting 1/23. Friendly competition, chances to win gift cards, a free magazine subscription, and a celebration at completion may help with that! The Buffs –...

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Getting High in 2017

You’ve probably heard of HIIT and interval training. They have been the big thing for a decade now — and for good reason. They have two advantages over the usual strength-training work outs: they take less time they push you to work harder High Intensity is Important Research has shown consistently...