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Age Better With Power Exercise

As an older adult, you’ll see benefits from training for power more than strength. What is “power”? Power is explosive strength training; it’s when you move weight fast. Jumping, punching, or simply a fast bicep curl is training for power rather than strength. Power exercise develops strength but also functional...

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No Time to Exercise – Excuses and Solutions

My teens are dual-enrolled, so I drive back-and-forth to the junior high 6-8 times every day. I teach them three subjects at home, so I prepare and discuss algebra, Latin, and history daily. They have a German class at the homeschool assistance program weekly, as well. I provide personal and...

Muscle Pain, Exercise, and Mindfulness

Muscle Pain, Exercise, and Mindfulness

At some time, you’ve probably had lower back, upper back, elbow, or neck soreness that lasts long beyond one or two workouts. I see this frequently in the Studio and have had clients ask me what they are doing that may be causing it. First of all, you most likely ARE...

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It’s Not About Being Fat – Why Exercise Matters

You may have read a post or heard me say that exercise is not about weight loss. I say that a lot because it is a common myth. If you have significant weight to lose, exercise — no matter how much — will not get you to your goal. Weight...

Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

For our Kids Gym, we’re always thinking up new ways to make fitness more game-like. Kids are building habits and learning how to discipline themselves, and bringing a little fun to something difficult can make all the difference. Heck, it can make all the difference with adults, too. How To...

HIIT vs HVIT – A Hungry Tiger or Killer Bees?

HIIT vs HVIT – A Hungry Tiger or Killer Bees?

Intensity takes practice. It takes practice in thought and in body. For our Primal program, we recommend lots of low-intensity cardio (walking, not running) with brief, high-intensity training (HIT). HIT can focus on strength, cardio, endurance, performance, or power. One kind of HIT uses intervals of varying intensity and length;...

Your Kids Are Exercising Every Day — Why Aren’t You?

Your Kids Are Exercising Every Day — Why Aren’t You?

So you have finally gotten your kids off to school for the year.You feel pretty good that you’ve provided them with good classes and a variety of activities, right? My daugther is in 6th grade at a public school, and my 5th grade son is homeschooling with me, so you...

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Get Active – Look at All Your Choices!

We’re here to change lives. We want to help you find the activity that will become part of your life not just a burden in your day. If you like a smaller studio and personal instruction, that’s what we’re best at! We also have small groups for adults and kids....