Women on Weights Workshop Recap

First of all a big thank-you to everyone who attended!  We had a much higher than expected turnout, and got a lot done.  (Special thanks to Tom for helping me out in coaching some of the lifts, wouldn’t have been able to get around to everyone without you!) If you didn’t get a chance to […]

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Exercise of the Week: The Farmer’s Walk

This week we’re going to highlight an often misunderstood exercise – the farmer’s walk.  This exercise is a staple in Strongman competition and training, having been an event in the World’s Stongest Man competition for more than 25 years.  It can also be used as a great warm-up or added on to the end of […]

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Keeping Committed

It’s getting to be about that time of year where the New Years Resolutions tend to drop off.  You’ll be able to tell by the decreasing number of people in the gym and increasing in the fast-food line at Wendy’s.  How can you avoid falling off the wagon and keeping committed to your goals, whether […]

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Exercise of the Week: The Turkish Get-Up

Want to try and tackle one of the more challenging kettlebell exercises?  Take a look at the Turkish Get-Up, a combination of balance, strength and coordination.  Try a few full reps on each side and see if you can master this intense move. Step 1: Lay flat on your back with your legs out straight […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Has being stuck inside for the winter left you feeling a little cooped up or anxious?  Dreading leaving the warm covers in the morning, or running errands and leaving your heated home?  While you may not have full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder (link), many of us can start to feel a bit sluggish and lethargic in […]

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Try the 21-Day Detox!

Have you set a goal to lose weight this year?  How about sleep better, have clearer skin, improve your immune system or restore your body’s natural balance?  Empower nutritionist Cara Demu has a plan for you – the 21-Day Detox, a fun and easy to follow purification program. Take a look at some testimonials from […]

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Exercise of the Week: Rows

There are a lot of different row variations.  Whether it’s a 1-arm dumbbell row, a seated cable row, a pendlay row or a TRX inverted row, the goal in mind is usually the same – to make our backs stronger!  The variation that we will be going over this week is the bent-over barbell row.  […]

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Cold Weather Training

In this post, we’ll be discussing how to best train in the cold weather.  However, one of the assumptions is that it is, in fact, cold outside.  So let’s just pretend for a moment that I didn’t wear shorts and sandals all this weekend. So should it ever be cold, how could it affect someone […]

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Happy New Year!

No matter if we think making resolutions is a silly tradition, if we think that goal-setting should be done the second we want to accomplish something (which it should), if we fail to meet our New Year’s goals each time we set them – there is something alluring, something tempting about saying “This is the […]

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How do Trainers Train?

Tom Stafford Fitness goals: 1.Keep/improve movement to continue to be able to play like I do now. 2.Burn calories so I can eat how I want. 3. Maintain strength   Frequency: Workout in the gym wise. If I have the time I try to do something every day sometimes I get 5 sometimes I get 2. […]

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