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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”

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 …

What IS Recovery?

In every strength training program, there is a period of time between workouts in which we “recover” from the workout. Some workouts do not cause any detrimental effects that we need to “recover” from, and some in fact produce a temporary “potentiating” effect whereby performance is improved for a short time afterwards. Yet, other workouts (especially those involving high volumes …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

How to Successfully Introduce A New Product or Program At Your Gym

Selecting the right new equipment, product or technology for your gym is a crucial part of running a successful business and staying competitive, but it can also be fun. The right selection not only helps keep your current athletes excited and engaged, but it will also help attract new athletes as well. But as important as it is to select …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Exercises to help clients recover from a hernia

Classic vs. Sports Hernia: You should know the difference Most males who played scholastic sports at some time in their life will recall their first Pre Participation Physical. How could you forget?! After a few boring tests of blood pressure, lung sounds, and oral temperature, the physician asks you to drop your shorts, turn your head, and cough as he …

Dr. Ethan M. Kreiswirth

Dr. Ethan M. Kreiswirth, PhD, ATC

Master Instructor, RockTape

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