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Recorded Webinar – Blood Flow Restriction Webinar Recording

Stay up to date on the latest health and wellness topics with the new ELIVATE webinar series. From innovative treatment techniques to business best practices, the ELIVATE webinar series will provide FREE continuing education from some of Healthcare’s most respected thought leaders and researchers. Date: Thursday, July 12th at 2pm EST Cost: FREE Title: Everything you need to know about Blood …

How does blood flow restriction training really work?

Blood flow restriction training, or BFR training, is an exercise modality that uses a manipulation of the body’s circulatory system in combination with lightweight exercise to achieve training results similar to high intensity strength training (traditional heavy weight lifting). Key advantages of the system are: Light weights = less risk of muscle strain or joint injury Light loads = less …

How Fascia Research Can Impact Health Outcomes

The International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) was created by a multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing health care professionals whose respective fields share a common focus and interest in the human body’s soft connective tissue matrix. For the first time, the 2015 Congress also included veterinary aspects of fascia research. An important continuing initiative of the FRC is …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: What you need to know about Polyphenols

Below is a great review that discusses the importance of understanding oxidative stress and inflammation as it relates to chronic injury and disease. It also discusses polyphenols, natural occurring compounds that are present in plants and are involved with numerous biological activities. According to the study, polyphenols can play a role in inhibiting molecular signaling pathways activated by oxidative stress. …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Help clients get fit…and promote your business at the same time

Some of the best exercises you can incorporate into your clients programming ­– or share with prospective new members at a marketing event or race– require simple, inexpensive pieces of equipment, which can often provide very challenging workouts. Exercise bands are a great example of a low cost, low-tech tool to help your clients create stability and strength while improving …

Kelly Eterovich

National Account Manager, ELIVATE Fitness

Which type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?

Patients and even some non-patients often ask me: “What type of injection is best for my arthritic knee?” There are several options available to the patient. They may receive a corticosteroid injection, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (HA) or stem cell injection. The dilemma is determining which one of those is the best for relieving symptoms from osteoarthritis. A …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

6 Steps to Educating and Closing a New Client

Having a steady flow of potential new clients is the goal for every gym, but how do you get those clients to pick you and to convert to a long-term membership? Client education and buy-in are essential for increased and maintained membership volume. The word “closing” may seem strange in discussing this process, but fitness is very much a business. …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

Tack and Floss with Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses how to use a Tack and Floss technique to address and adjust sensitivity and specificity while using the TimTam high-power, high-velocity percussion massager, in attempts to restore blood flow, improve tissue movement and increase range of motion. Delivering over 2,000 strokes per minute, the TimTam Power Massager™ helps break down knots, increase blood flow, and release …

IMG Academy Launches The TimTam Recovery Center

UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and his trainer, Firas Zahabi, were recently in Bradenton, Fla., for the grand opening of the TimTam Recovery Center at IMG Academy. The Center is the first of many planned for the United States. “TimTam together with IMG Academy aligns us with the top brands in athletics,” said Tom Pepe, managing director of TimTam. “Recovery …

Annie Parker

Nutritionist and Pro Fitness Competitor