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Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1 Mar 31, 2020 Fit Fun

Monday March 16th at around 11:00am I received word that the studio was mandated to close indefinitely as of 8:00pm that night.  I haven't told many others this but I was thinking of closing us down for 1-2 weeks anyways to help do our part with what was rapidly becoming a real concern in the community.  But it was that word "indefinitely" which really...

Mar 11, 2020 Fitness Tips

Besides exercise and diet, what are the other important factors to consider when it comes to overall health and wellness?

Mar 4, 2020 Fitness Tips

Many people have very busy lives, but there is always time to fit at the very least a 20-30 minute workout into your busy life. We have many clients who work 70-80 hours a week and still manage to come in 3-4 times a week, simply, because they schedule it.

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1 Mar 3, 2020 Fit Fun

I often refer to the "abs" as America's favorite muscle group.  It seems like that's the part everyone talks about the most and not just for aesthetic reasons.  Research indicates that depositing fat around the midsection carries a greater risk of cardiovascular disease than if it deposits in the lower body1.  So how can you target the fat around...

Mar 3, 2020 Nutrition

Food Weight: 1.0   Ingredients: Yield: 4 servings 1 ½ cup fresh broccoli florets 6 oz. fresh asparagus (cut into 2” pieces) 1 ¼ cup trimmed sugar snap peas 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Coarse salt and black pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Tear off a 24” long piece of parchment paper (available...

Feb 19, 2020 Fitness Tips

How many times have you set your fitness goals to start living a healthier lifestyle, to just see it all fall through quickly and without a fight? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This happens to most people and more often than you think. Everyone needs a little accountability to accomplish their fitness goals. That’s where a personal trainer comes in; they’ll help you stay on track to meet and exceed your fitness goals. 

Feb 12, 2020 Fitness Tips

When you’re involved in an exercise program, it’s easy to laser-point focus on the cardio, strength-training and stretching activities. You watch, hawk-like, the effects your efforts have on your waistline, scale numbers, and muscle definition. In doing so, you can sometimes gloss over exercise’s crucial cousins, pre- and post-workout nutrition.

Feb 5, 2020 Fitness Tips

Utilizing only one type of exercise is like eating your sandwich with only peanut butter, or only jelly.  It’s possible, but seems a little incomplete.  A strong regimen of both aerobic exercise and strengthening will allow your body and mind to be the very healthiest they can be. 

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1 Feb 3, 2020 Strength

Why the weird spelling?  There is a difference between flying and flyeing – flying is what you normally think of when hearing that word while flyeing specifically refers to an exercise.  I don’t know the origin of that particular spelling but it’s at least as old as the 1970s and refers to any exercise involving a single-joint shoulder adduction. ...

Feb 3, 2020 Nutrition

Food Weight: 3.5 for ~1 cup sauce over 1 ½ cups cooked pasta   Sometimes nothing will do but PASTA!   Ingredients: ·        1 package (16 ounces) 100% whole wheat pasta (I use Gia Russa® brand, imported from Italy) ·        3 tablespoons extra virgin...

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