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

Workout of the Month: The 12 Days of Fitness

The “12 Days of Fitness” workout starts easy, but gets progressively harder with each “day.” This 20-30 minute workout is based on the famous holiday song and it follows the same repeating pattern, adding a new exercise each time through. See below for the list of exercises and the number of reps for each. Follow the pattern of the song to …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Movement​ ​Starts​ ​At​ ​The​ ​Ground:​ ​The​ ​Importance​ ​Of​ ​Proper​ ​Foot Mechanics

Your​ ​feet​ ​are​ ​the​ ​very​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​your​ ​body’s​ ​mobility.​ ​Without​ ​proper foot​ ​function,​ ​the​ ​body’s​ ​balance​ ​and​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​movement​ ​are​ ​negatively affected​ ​and​ ​this​ ​can​ ​have​ ​a​ ​profound​ ​influence​ ​on​ ​your​ ​overall​ ​body mechanics​ ​and​ ​performance. Your​ ​feet​ ​have​ ​many​ ​roles:​ ​They​ ​support​ ​your​ ​weight,​ ​allowing​ ​you​ ​to​ ​stand upright. They​ ​propel​ ​you​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​stop​ ​you​ ​from​ …

Dr. Brian Bachelder

PhD in Biomechanics, Director of Sports Medicine, Sport Medicine provider, and Injury Prevention and Movement Performance Specialist

Improve your Posture with this Series of Stretches, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the importance of stretching the internal rotators of the shoulders to improve: posture energy levels confidence and appearance and reduce: tension headaches shoulder issues neck and back pain In this article we’ll add the wall stretches listed below to this series. As always, please make sure to err on the side of caution when stretching, so …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

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

5 Kettlebell Movements to Gain Muscle

If you think kettlebells are just for swinging, think again. Kettlebells are one of the most versatile tools available to athletes today. They’re well suited to a wide range of fitness applications: strength training, conditioning, and working to increase explosiveness, power and mobility. In fact, many traditional barbell lifts can be turned into an effective kettlebell movement. Here are some …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Workout of the Month – November 2017

The ELIVATE November Workout of the Month utilizes kettlebells and a battle rope. Your goal is to complete as many rounds as possible in a 20-minute time frame. Aim for 5 to 7 rounds (but no more than 7) and choose your kettlebell weights accordingly. Workout Instructions Perform all exercises in a group as a circuit. Perform A1, then A2, then A3. …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

5 Benefits of Battle Ropes Training

Increasingly popular in gyms, and commonly utilized by boot camps and personal trainers, battle ropes are a dynamic, effective training tool. They are available in a variety of diameters and length, creating progressive levels of difficulty. Longer ropes ideal for pulling movements; thicker ropes are advantageous for developing power and grip strength. Battle Ropes are also great because their portability …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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