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When deciding what specialty programs to add our already comprehensive PACK training, we asked ourselves "What do our Clients need more of in their program but don't always do on their own?" The answers were pretty obvious: Stretching, Cardio, and Core training. So with that we have developed Specialty Small Group Training sessions to designed to complement what a 1 on...
Some helpful tips to help you get ready for summer fun on the water!
This is an overview of a power point done by one of our own trainers Randy Carr. It contains some great information on how to get your metabolism to work for you rather than against you!
Not sure how much and what you should be drinking? This short article explains it all!
Looking to make 2013 your fittest year ever? Don't skip the weights!
Here's a quick, effective, and fun workout to do just about anywhere! All you need is a little room, some dumbbells, a step or plyometric box, about 30 minutes, and some holiday spirit. Hope you enjoy!
If you listen to the Sports Animal, by now you know that I’ve been working out with Fitness Together for just over 2 weeks. The results have been awesome. The most accurate description that I can think of for Fitness Together is it’s a healthy lifestyle makeover without affecting your lifestyle. I’m eating better. I have more energy. I’m losing...
As we age, it becomes vital to maintain our fitness levels. The last thing
any of us want to do is lose our mobility and independence, and become
a burden to our families. At Fitness Together, we understand the
physiological changes that take place with aging, and we specifically
address the key components of strength, flexibility, balance, endurance,
balance, agility and coordination with these changes in mind.
Through our personalized, one on one approach to fitness, we will customize a
program that is appropriate for your needs and takes into mind any
medical considerations, while having fun doing things that you never
thought you’d be doing!
We also offer complementary sports medicine screenings with Dr. Bert Solomon of Performance Therapeutics to thge public, so if you have a medical concern that you are concerned may limit you, he can help determine whether or not you should start an exercise program and what you should and shouldn't do. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our programor to set up a time to meet with us and learn more.
our programs or to schedule a complementary consultation and trial
Are Dead lifts safe? What is the right way to them and why should I do them? There is a lot of misinformation out there about this exercise - watch this short video clip to learn the truth!
As trainers, we are often asked, is it better to do cardio before or after I strength train? The answer really depends on what your goals are. We believe in prioritizing both your time and your energy resources during exercise. So if your main goal is to increase your strength, then weight training should come before extended cardio training. This will allow you to have a full store of muscle glycogen (the primary fuel source for strength training) to use for those presses, squats, and lunges.
After an intense strength session, it's OK to do light to moderate intensity cardio, as you will be burning a higher percentage of your calories from fat at lower intensive (about 50-65% of your Max Heart rate). Again, if weight loss is your goal, then the same principles apply - by doing light to moderate cardio after your strength session, you will be able to more quickly convert stored fat into energy, as your muscle glycogen levels have been depleted.
However, if aerobic endurance is your primary goal (example - you are training for a 1/2 marathon or a long hike), then do your cardio first, while you are your strongest and most focused. Just remember to refuel with a carbohydrate and electrolyte enhanced beverage if your cardio is lasting more than 1 hour.
So first, decide what the primary goal of your workouts are (the body does one thing at a time much better than multi-tasking) and prioritize the related activities in your workout accordingly. Of course, enlisting the help of an experienced personal trainer to help you sort this out is also a great idea that will allow to make the most of your exercise time!