Sequential Pulse Compression’s Effect on Hemoglobin Concentration

Below is an interesting study regarding the potential benefits of products providing Sequential Pulse Compression – such as the NormaTec PULSE 2.0 system – and their effects on the lower extremities when utilized as a recovery tool. Kelly A. Brock, Lindsey E. Eberman, Richard H. Laird IV, David J. Elmer and Kenneth E. Games Context: Several interventions are available to reduce …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

High Intensity Workouts Just Got Easier

HISTORY While visiting numerous fitness clubs around the world and participating in group exercise classes, the team at FITBENCH soon realized there were a number of problems when using equipment in high intensity classes. These problems were killing classes. Getting numerous pieces of equipment ready before the class was laborious for the members and ate into the class time. Alternative …

Tom Eastham

Fitness Coach and Trainer

TRX What makes movement “functional?”

TRX’s Foundational Movements. What does this really mean: What makes movement functional? Is it the number of times you do it? Is it a piece of equipment you’re using? The reps? Sets? Are functional movements the ones that our fitness instructor’s say they are, just because they say so? This can certainly be confusing and understandably so. Functional movements can mean many …

Brynne Elliott

Senior Director of Training TRX, MS

Is It Time for New Dumbbells?

As we transition into fall, give your gym a refresh with new, high quality dumbbells! Designed to withstand even the toughest workouts, these resilient Body Sport® dumbbells are sure to take your clients’ fitness routine to the next level. Body Sport Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbells Designed to endure the abuse of the weight room, these Rubber Hex Dumbbells are extremely …

Kelly Eterovich

National Account Manager, ELIVATE Fitness

Important Reminder for Extreme Heat Conditions While Training Clients

It’s that time of year again when the extreme heat can really affect you and your clients’ ability to push them to their limits. Whether it’s boot camp, HIIT, or two-a-days for high school football athletes, we all need to make sure we’re addressing the challenges of heat and humidity when training and recovering from workouts. Below are a few …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

Do You Ice an injury? Should you?

No matter what conflicting reports or headlines you’ve come across in the last few years telling you “NOT TO ICE” . . . the truth is there’s no definitive research that supports completely discontinuing the use of localized cryotherapy with your patients or athletes. There are definitely some claims that have been made over the years with regards to ice’s …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Surge Move of the Month – Sprawl to Deadlift to Clean Combo

In Part 3, we discussed Unstable Resistance with the Surge Clean. Once again, Hydro-Inertia™ is the utilization of water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise. The majority of instability products currently on the market are primarily used as a base that you sit, stand, or lay down on. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology in the …

Carey Kepler

CF Coach

Fit for the Holidays: Easy Ways For Your Clients to Exercise

The holidays leave us all over-scheduled and under-rested. This time of year also takes our clients out of their normal eating and exercise routines (just when they need them the most). It’s up to you to help your clients keep the busy holiday season from sidetracking their regular exercise routines. Even if they can’t make it in for a workout, …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager

December 2018 Workout of the Month

Give your body the gift of exercise. In this busy holiday season, take a quick 15 minutes to enjoy this customizable total-body strength workout featuring three “festive” exercises. Here’s how it works: Do 10 reps of each exercise, then start over and do nine reps of each exercise, then 8 reps of each exercise, etc. Exercises: For more info on …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager