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October Client Spotlight!

Cailin Livingstone Oct 2, 2019 Fitness

How long have you been an FT client? 4 Years!   What do you attribute your success: Accountability of the trainers! What is your favorite exercise? MA: Planks John: Anything with weights What is your least favorite exercise? MA: Burpees John: Planks What is your favorite “cheat meal”? Both:...

September Client Spotlight!

Cailin Livingstone Sep 2, 2019 Fitness

Q: How long have you been an FT client? A: 6 Months Q: Biggest accomplishments so far from working with FT? A: I'm able to wheel further than before and lift heavier!  Q: What is your favorite exercise? A: Bicep curls!  Q: Least favorite exercise?  A: Battle Ropes! Q: What is your favorite cheat meal? A: Pasta Q: When you're...

Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Oct 9, 2019 Fitness Tips

If you’re interested in adding some pumpkin to your diet this season, here are five of our favorite healthy lunch and dinner recipes featuring the most popular winter squash — the pumpkin.

Non-Food Rewards for Achieving Your Goals

Oct 2, 2019 Fitness Tips

When was the last time you did something to reward yourself? If you can’t remember, then it may be time to change that. It is very beneficial to set short-term goals. Once you achieve them, give yourself a pat on the back with something special in order to keep up the momentum.

The Importance of Core Strength

Connor Gray, CPT Sep 26, 2019 Fitness

One of the biggest fascinations that comes along with working out and staying active is having a flat, six-pack stomach. Most people would more than likely assume that having a six-pack of abs would mean having a strong “core.” However, the abs are not the only muscles that make up the ever important core. Your core consists of the muscles in your lower back, obliques,...

Trainer Corner: Two Stretches to do at the End of A Workout

Sep 25, 2019 Fitness Tips

The last few minutes of a workout may seem nonessential, but the cooldown is an important component of setting yourself up for success for the next workout. To find out more, we spoke to Shaun Phillips, owner of Fitness Together Winnetka on the North Shore of Chicago.

Three Things to Do Every Morning to Create a Better Day

Sep 18, 2019 Fitness Tips

The way your day starts sets the tone for everything that follows. That’s why it’s very important to be intentional about your morning routine. While we know that you don’t have much time to spend on intricate and unrealistic wellness practices, there are a few short and simple things you can do each morning to ensure you find a better footing to take on the rest of the day with ease.

Foam Rolling 101: What Is It & Why Should You Be Doing It

Sep 12, 2019 Fitness Tips

While it may seem like just another thing that your trainer is telling you to do, foam rolling is absolutely essential in your workout routine and offers a ton of benefit outside of the gym. Not only is foam rolling a self-massage at no cost, but it also primes your body for movement and helps your recovery process as well. Here's more.

Three Ways to Use Your Phone Less During the Day

Sep 4, 2019 Fitness Tips

Cutting down on the time you use your phone each day will save you wasted minutes that you could be spending on work, with friends and family or on your health and wellness. In addition, cutting down will give you more mental space to come up with new ideas, daydream and be grateful, rather than worrying about what the latest post is on Instagram.

Trainer Corner: The Importance of Mobility

Aug 28, 2019 Fitness Tips

Mobility is an incredibly important aspect of living a healthy and functional life that can’t be overlooked. To get to the bottom of what mobility is and why it’s an integral part of a training program, we spoke to JD Christie, owner of Fitness Together Belleair Bluffs in Southwest Florida.

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