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GVT Summer – Week 1

Our first week of German Volume Training has been fantastic! To get it ready for our intrepid lifters, we have a new rack in the studio and a few more pieces of equipment on the way from Rogue. I’m very excited about the trap bar! Can’t wait to put our lifters into that specialized deadlift bar and see what they can do. GVT is challenging. When you’ve been used to strength training with a 5×5 (5 sets of 5 reps of a substantial weight), it’s a kick in the pants to body-build using lighter weight and more reps in a 10×10 (10 sets...

Because You Have a Choice

Because You Have a Choice

As I was perusing some options for exercise in the Corridor (and taking advantage of some myself!), I put together a few things that make New Moon Fitness unique. Thought I would share this with you because you have choices about where and when you exercise (or don’t). 1. We’re a Boutique Studio Most Iowans are familiar with personal training at a big box gym, where clients often train in the middle of an open floor. They may feel the stares of those on cardio machines or athletes on benches. Our studio is an intimate location where clients have privacy...

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a study aid from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for those testing for one of the ACE certifications. You may not know how to use all these formulas, but you’ll recognize some. Of course, ACE is still old school and a little too concerned with fat grams. They should give us a sugar calculation example.

THEIR Club Must Be YOUR Priority?

THEIR Club Must Be YOUR Priority?

A friend told me her story of trying to join one of the box gyms in a local strip mall. When trying to settle on exercise times, she had conflicts with daycare and work hours. The gym rep told her she had to make his club her priority. Really? Does your workout need to be scheduled in place of family time or professional obligations? Does your workout need to be scheduled so that you’re shuttling kids and rushing from one place to another from 5am to 9pm? Does your workout need to be scheduled in such a way that it is...