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May Client of the Month

May 18, 2019 News

  Congratulations to Cynthia, our May Client of the Month!!!  Cynthia joined the FT family with the goal of getting stronger & increasing her bone density,  improving endurance & stamina for her hikes, as well improving her balance for everyday life.  Since joining we have seen her make tremendous improvements in all of these areas...

The Importance of Strength Training for Senior Citizens

May 15, 2019 Fitness Tips

Gone are the days of thinking that when you reach a certain age you need to slow down your activity levels. In fact, now we know that senior citizens who are active and who exercise regularly are staying healthy, happy, functional and mobile for much longer than those who aren’t. 

Ask The Trainer:"What is neuromuscular training?"

Christian Agudelo, Earvin Bahena, Spencer O'Neil, Nikki Davis May 14, 2019

Christian Agudelo, ACSM - CPT Neuromuscular training focuses on performing exercises that train the nerves and muscles to react and communicate. Neuromuscular training programs are designed to both increase the strength of the knee joint and increase the individual’s awareness of proper balance and technique. The programs accomplish this goal by using a number of...

Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make This Month

May 8, 2019 Fitness Tips

Spring is in full effect, so hopefully, you’ve begun the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a spring cleaning is your pantry. Here are five swaps you can make to ensure you’re taking the rights steps toward a healthier diet at home.

Ask The Trainer:"The importance of unilateral training?"

Nikki Davis, Christian Agudelo, Earvin Bahena, Spencer O'Neil May 7, 2019

  Nikki Davis, ACE - CPT Unilateral training immediately helps identify imbalances in the body and is used as a rehabilitative tool to correct muscle imbalances to a greater degree than performing an exercise with both sides of the body (bilateral). When an injury to the body has occurred causing a halt in exercise or movement, unilateral training can be used to...

How Exercise and Nutrition Support Your Mental Health

May 1, 2019 Fitness Tips

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it’s time to talk about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle that go far beyond what your body looks like — the benefits that support your mental well-being.

Ask The Trainer:"Exercises I can do to ease my back pain?"

Christian Agudelo, Earvin Bahena, Spencer O'Neil, Nikki Davis Apr 30, 2019

Christian Agudelo, ACSM - CPT A lot of back pain especially lower back pain generates from other areas of your body being either sore and tight or unstable. Working on a strong core and identifying those areas that are associated with back pain is the first step. Generally tight hip flexors can lead to pain and lower back soreness. Stretching the hips will help alleviate...

Ask The Trainer:"What is your cardio routine?"

Christian Agudelo, Earvin Bahena, Spencer O'Neil, Nikki Davis Apr 23, 2019

Christian Agudelo, ACSM - CPT My typical cardio routine has been to run 3x per week. Usually I do this on my off days from resistance training, which are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I average anywhere from 3-5 miles. My routine starts with foam rolling and/or dynamic warm up. I spend about 5-10 minutes before to loosen up my legs and hips in order to prevent injury....

Five Ways to Get Your Cardio Done Outdoors this Spring

Apr 17, 2019 Fitness Tips

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get outside and get your heart-rate up with some classic cardiovascular exercising. We think the following methods of movement in the sunshine will be a breath of fresh air for your fitness routine and will be fun too.

Ask The Trainer:"Why does heart rate matter during cardio?"

Christian Agudelo, Earvin Bahena, Spencer O'Neil, Nikki Davis Apr 16, 2019

Christian Agudelo, ACSM - CPT In order to understand your heart rate during cardio you must first find the target heart rate. Target Heart Rate is defined as the minimum amount of heart beats needed to achieve a level of exertion in a certain amount of time during cardiovascular exercise. These numbers are specific to each individual and are usually based on age, gender...

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