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 …

The Mace: A Weapon for Waging War on Weakness and Obesity

History The Mace is at least 1,000 years old and has been used as a war weapon by numerous cultures. In India, the Mace is called the Gada, and has been used as a war weapon, but is also used as a training tool by the Wrestling Gyms (Akhara). The Mace also appears prominently in paintings of Hindu deities, usually …

Rik Brown

“Mr. Maceman”

Get Clients Stronger. Save Time. Reduce Wear and Tear. With BFR Training

What is BFR Training? BENEFITS Improve Strength Reduce wear and tear Save time in your day Reduce recovery time Stay strong through injuries Take it anywhere you go Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with light resistance exercise—such as bodyweight work—to achieve improvements in …

Training like a warrior: Why a mace or club should be implemented into your routine

First off, just admit you said, “What the heck is a mace?” It’s okay. You’re not alone. I’d bet a majority of readers had the same reaction. Here’s the answer: A mace is a training tool based on an ancient weapon – the gada – which originated in South Asia. It is long and narrow with a weight at the …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

Sales Manager at ELIVATE Fitness, Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics

Product Spotlight: Hyperice VYPER 2.0 Vibrating Fitness Roller

The VYPER 2.0 from Hyperice is the next generation of the world’s most powerful vibrating fitness roller. This award-winning roller features three speeds of high-intensity vibration and a dual-zone smooth and grooved German engineered exterior. Used daily by the world’s best athletes, the VYPER 2.0 allows you to warm up, activate and recover faster and more effectively than any other …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Innovative Lateral Stability Trainer for All Fitness and Rehab Levels

SCIFIT® Latitude™ Lateral Stability Trainer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6m0EZvst4 The SCIFIT Latitude Lateral Stability Trainer uses an innovative motion to help people of all fitness levels build the muscles – and the confidence – they need to stay active, and it does so in an easy-to-use, engaging way. The Latitude machine allows users to exercise in a recumbent position and it strengthens stabilization …

Andy Baxter

MES, PRCS

The Future of Resistance Band Training

The Future of Muscle Function Testing The kiio Sensor accurately measures, stores, and wirelessly communicates force over time during any exercise. On-board sensors, a CPU, and special electronics calculate actual force, power, exercise pacing, and more. The kiio Sensor is integrated with kiio FLEX software to offer a comprehensive solution for assessing, training, monitoring, and improving the overall performance of …

marc sherry

Marc Sherry

Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer