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Endings & Beginnings

I’m fortunate enough to be able to choose whether to work outside the home. For a number of years, I homeschooled my two kids. Later, they were dual-enrolled, so we had some classes at home and I shuttled them to others at public school and the home school assistance programs...


Lessons Learned – Facebook and Twitter Accounts

I’m removing the New Moon Fitness Facebook page. There are numerous reasons, but the final straw was the privacy fiasco and bad faith response with which Facebook has consistently operated. To maintain a business page, I must also have a personal page, and that requires upkeep time as well as...


Supporting High School Journalism

West Side Story is the student news source of Iowa City West High School. Besides being an informative publication filled with personal stories about students and staff, issues this year have contained articles about subjects of interest to teens, such social media, AP courses, recipes, fashion, school clubs, local activities,...


Fall Small Group Training – The METCON

Our strength training small groups have been pushing the 3-5 day splits for 6 months. We all love strength training, but sometimes we need to kick it up a notch. We need to specifically focus on improving our conditioning. What is “conditioning”? I like Joel Jamieson’s definition: maximum amount of power...


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...


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...