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Can using Vibration technology help give you a boost?

Can Using Vibration Technology Help Give You a Boost?

WHOLE BODY VIBRATION HISTORY: While the origins of WBV fitness were first developed in ancient Greece, our current history stems from the Russian Space Program’s research and use to reverse bone and muscle loss in their cosmonauts, use by their Olympic athletes resulting in major Olympic victories – finally shared beyond the wall where NASA adopted the technology and still …

Mohsen Kazemi

Mohsen Kazemi

RN, DC, FRCCSS(C), DACRB, FCCPOR(C), MSc., PhD (candidate)

Stress Eating

How to Help Clients Avoid Stress Eating

We all know clients who turn to food to relieve everyday anxiety — and the extra pounds might even be the reason they have invested in personal training sessions. Whether their anxieties are tied to their spouse or children, caring for elderly parents, a move or being overwhelmed in the workplace, here are four simple solutions to help them overcome this …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment

Optimizing Movement Efficiency in an Unnatural Environment

With an increase in barefoot-only training facilities, athletes prepping barefoot, and even top educators touting the benefits of barefoot training, we must remind ourselves – why barefoot? Yes, barefoot is more “natural” but if we live in a shod society and spend our days pounding the pavement. I am faced with this question often as I continuously promote barefoot activation and barefoot …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Common Yoga Injuries and How They Can Be Treated or Avoided with RockTape

Yoga is incredibly popular all over the world, especially in the US. Yoga Journal’s 2012 study showed that 20.4 million Americans practiced yoga, spending $10.3 billion per year on classes, equipment, clothing, yoga vacations and media. The study also found that 82% of American yoga practitioners were female, 63% fell within the age range of 18-44, 45% of survey responders considered themselves to …

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

MS, PT, Master Instructor, RockTape

Why getting enough sleep is vital…

Why getting enough sleep is vital…

When life is overwhelming, when solutions to problems elude us, I find sleep is the best remedy on the market. But what can we do if we can’t sleep? Let’s explore why getting ENOUGH sleep is so important for our overall health and what we can do if we desperately need to get a better quality snooze… Why Getting Enough …

Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani

Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani

Co-Founder of Well Adjusted and Vitality Organic Allied Health. Speaker.

Posture in the workplace

Improving Posture: Workplace Edition

Last month, I shared an article about the basics of improving posture, which is just as important as nutrition and excercise. As a Corporate Fitness Manager, I see people every day sitting properly at their workspace but we all know people out there who slouch, sit too near or too far from their computer screen or adjust their legs in an awkward …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Stretching at the gym

Intro to Soma Training

Dr. Guy Voyer, a world-renowned osteopath and the creator of the Soma Therapy/Soma Training programs, says it best, “why address the contents before correcting the container?” FASCIA Undoubtedly, within the last decade, across the US, there has been an increase in awareness of fascia in manual medicine and performance therapy. Yet, this global connective tissue is nothing new to the …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

Five Outdoor Exercise Safety Tips

Five Outdoor Exercise Safety Tips

If you or your clients experienced cabin fever this winter, I bet you’re happy that the spring season has finally arrived! I know I am! If you train clients outdoors when the weather permits or if you encourage others to get outside to exercise in their free time when applicable, you know that it is important to be aware of the …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Can Stretching make you stronger?

Can Stretching Make You Stronger?

Whether to do static stretching or not can be a very contentious issue. On the one hand, static stretching (especially intense stretching lasting >60 seconds) is known to reduce force in subsequent exercise. Many strength coaches therefore recommend against doing static stretching before a workout, or before a practice or competition, when working with athletes. On the other hand, inter-set …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

SQUAT PERFORMANCE

Individual Differences in Squat Performance – Part I: Mobility

One of the biggest misconceptions I see and hear when working with various fitness coaches is that there is a certain way to squat. Knees must be positioned in a certain spot, feet must be pointed a certain direction, and coaches try to force their athletes to squat in these exact positions. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this wreck serious havoc on …

Dr. Zachary Long

Dr. Zachary Long

Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach