September Workout of the Month

With summer coming to an end, get outside one last time with this total body Wall Ball Workout. Select a weighted ball of your choice from 8 – 20 pounds.  Complete each exercise 10 times. Rest 1 minute after each round and repeat each round 4-6 times.   Exercises:

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Creating a Customer Service Culture

Let’s visualize your facility as a puzzle, and all the elements that make up your gym are the pieces. Your services are pieces of the puzzle: one piece for personal training, one for group classes, one for cardio…you get the picture. There are also pieces for your products, supplements, equipment, and so on. There are pieces for your competitive and …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

IHRSA 2018 Elivate Fitness Educational recap

The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is known around the world for its high-energy trade show, motivational keynote speakers, expert educational sessions, and buzzing networking events. IHRSA’s mission is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health …

It’s always about the Client first

I just read a great article (link and words below) by a brilliant friend, Dr. Mike Reinold, about some of the life changing lessons he learned while having the honor to work under perhaps the most famous orthopedic surgeon alive, Dr. James Andrews. If you don’t know who Dr. Andrews is, he serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

The Power of Questions

My professional boxing career got off to a slow start with one draw and one loss. I instinctually knew that my issue wasn’t my skill or my training; I needed a mental shift. Determined to unleash the power I knew I had in me, I searched the library for sports psychology books and got excited by The Mental Edge by Ken Baum. I …

Meagan McBain, Fitness Industry Professional and Personal Trainer

Meagan Ward

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach, Nutrition Coach, Golf Fitness Coach

Olympic Athletic Trainers Can Do It All – Or Can We?

When I was a young Athletic Training Student in the late 90’s I had a pretty narrow view of athlete care. I was deep into my own Athletic Training education but I knew very little about other medical professionals’ potential value within athletic teams.  Outside of Physicians, Athletic Trainers did it all.  There seemed to be an independence and professional …

Aaron Brock Head Athletic Trainer Mens USA Volleyball

Aaron Brock

USA Volleyball’s Director of Sports Medicine and Performance, Head Athletic Trainer for the Men’s National Volleyball Team

A Practical Guide to Hacking Compassion in the Workplace, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed compassion in the workplace. Here in Part 2, we’ll explore the 9 Pillars Of Workplace Compassion. 1. Self Compassion Compassion that does not include the self is not compassion. We cannot give what we do not have. That is true of compassion as well. Self-compassion is simply our ability to be kind to ourselves. Self-compassion …

Dr. Immanual Joseph

PhD., CPC, ELI-MP and Co-founder/Visionary Kulture Of Kindness

What Makes a Good Leader: 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Whether you’re leading a group fitness class or looking to move up within your organization, leadership is an indispensable skill – and emotional intelligence is a key component. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of the best leaders have the five emotional intelligence qualities discussed below. But why is emotional intelligence so important? Because research confirms that leaders with emotional …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L