The secret to getting clients stronger and feeling better without Heavy Weights!

When most people think of getting stronger and transforming the body, they think about hoisting heavy iron. Heavy weight training protocols have been a staple for those who have pursued physical transformation. Heavy weight training works, but there is also another effective way to induce hypertrophy, stimulate the production of anabolic hormones, and improve strength levels. Enter blood flow restriction …

April Workout of the Month

Jump into spring with ELIVATE’s Workout of the Month. This quick cardio circuit lasts only 30 minutes. Complete each movement for :30 with out rest. After all movements are completed rest for a minute and the repeat.  Repeat this circuit 3 – 5 times for a complete cardio workout. Movements:

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

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”

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

March Workout of the Month

Take a swing at this Workout of the Month utilizing ELIVATE’s newest product, the Set For Set Steel Mace. This quick, 15-minute total body workout is for every fitness level. Set the timer for 15-minutes and complete the following moves for as many rounds as possible: #1: 50 Pendulum Swings Right and Left #2: 30 Mace Shovels #3: 20 Barbarian …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Integrating Squats Into Your Client’s Routine

When it comes to squats, there are thousands of things we could talk about – including why they’re such an essential exercise for muscle building, fat burning, mobility, balance and more. But for this article I’m going to keep it simple and focus on ways to integrate squats into your client’s routine. I’m also going to gear the discussion towards …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Is sweating buckets better than a brisk walk?

Feel like your clients aren’t doing enough for their health unless they’re sweating buckets during your workouts? Cut yourself – and them – some slack. Research suggests that longer periods of walking briskly can give clients all the health benefits of running. The surprising findings, published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, found that a …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Workout of the Month – February

Grab a partner and join ELIVATE in February’s Heart-Healthy, Partner Workout of the Month. This 25 – 30 min HIIT workout consists of five partner movements. You will perform each movement for 45 seconds, rest for 15 seconds and then move to the next movement. You will go through this circuit at least 3 times or as many rounds as …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

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