Controlling your emotions may play a vital role in Heart Disease

Most of the hearts on display this month are the red, symmetrical Valentine’s variety. But the other kind of heart – the organ, of course! – deserves your attention, too. It’s Heart Month, and while heart disease remains the leading cause of death for American men and women, many of those deaths are preventable. The study here suggests that controlling …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Part 4 of How To Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym- Lock in Results

In Part 3 of this series on . . .How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym That Is Highly Sellable . . .we discussed how to Create Clients for Life. In Success Key Part 4, we’ll discuss how to Lock in Results.  I have referenced having “systems” in place several times in this 4-part series. The reason is that they …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

Should you load a painful tendon? The answer might surprise you.

Listen to the insightful lecture below by Professor Jill Cook* to learn more about how you should address painful Achilles and patellar tendinopathies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKzoi8Zrik Professor Jill Cook, physiotherapist, PhD, is a professor in musculoskeletal health in the La Trobe University School of Allied Health in Australia. Her research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. Since completing her PhD in …

Battle stress and cravings by naturally suppressing appetite and accelerating fat metabolism

Want to fight Stress & Craving by naturally suppressing appetite and accelerating fat metabolism? Greens First® LEAN™ Stress & Craving Supports Healthy Metabolism* …by helping to control appetite and produce feeling of fullness: Increases production of norepinephrine and curbs cravings Helps balance mood and enhances mental focus Supports sugar transfer to muscle not fat Stress & Craving is an important …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Magnesium Deficiency and Its Potential Link to Inflammation

The study below briefly discusses the importance of having the right levels of magnesium and the potential systemic health concerns of being deficient for yourself and for your clients. Also, did you know that Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate? Read below . . . Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF Department …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Smarter Self Myofascial Release- Do you take your own advice?

If you’re like me, I typically tell my patients they should be doing some type of SMR (self-myofascial release); however, as Health and Fitness Professionals, we typically don’t always take our own advice. But we can’t help patients and clients if we’re also injured or our back is tweaked, which is why it’s so important to take care of our …

Help clients stay injury free during the ski season

ACL injuries are among the most common injuries occurring 100,000–200,000 times per year. Among skiers, recreational alpine skiers have the highest incidence of ACL ruptures. Since the majority of these injuries are non-contact, providing clients with a preventative exercise program can limit their risk for injury. Here are some of our favorite ACL injury prevention exercises: #1: Side Plank with …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Create Clients for Life

In Part 2of this series on… How To Systematically Build A Multimillion Dollar Gym That Is Highly Sellable . . . Working Way Less… we discussed how to Increase Referrals. In Success Key Part 3, we’ll tackle Creating Clients for Life. When I speak to health and fitness professionals, I always ask, “How many of your clients will have reoccurring …

Scott Hallman

Scott Hallman

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Speaker, Marketing Strategist

What is EPIC Hybrid Training?

I get this question so much that at this point it’s become a running joke with friends, family, and Epic members who GET IT! (What EPIC is all about)! What’s funny is that EPIC is nearly impossible to describe in conversation, and the best way to GET IT is to participate in a class. For me, EPIC has become a …

Alexander Nicholas

Spartan Pro Team and Spartan Race Champion, Owner/Founder at EPIC Hybrid Training

To Cue or not to Cue

When evaluating a patient or athlete, is there a difference between testing their capability and testing their movement pattern? Put another way: Do we want to see what they are capable of – or what they habitually do? Professor Vladimir Janda wrote “During movement pattern testing, minimal verbal cues should be used which test an individual’s habitual way of performing a movement. …

Dr. Craig Liebenson

DC, Founder of First Principles of Movement, author of Rehabilitation of the Spine (2007) & The Functional Training Handbook (2014).