A New Organ? Really?

When you look at the image below, what do you see? The lines representing the collagen architecture or the fluid-filled compartments in between? According to the Fascia Research Congress website: “The fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft collagen, containing loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body…” Their eyes are clearly looking at the collagen …

Jason Amstutz

Dr. Jason Amstutz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP*, RTP, CSCS

Free Webinar with Kevin Wilk- Recent Advances in Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 pm ET DESCRIPTION: As a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 30 years, Dr. Kevin Wilk has performed post-op and preventative rehabilitation on some great athletes through his career, including: Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, HHH (Triple H), John Cena, Scottie Pippen, Tom Watson, Roger Clemens, Mariano Rivera, John Smoltz, …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 4

Over the course of this blog series, we’ve been discussing Kinesiophobia (fear of movement) that is sometimes associated with athletes who have an ACL reconstruction.  During last week’s discussion, we pointed out some objective measures we see in our athletes who demonstrate higher levels of kinesiophobia.  The two main things we see are: An increase in lateral shift or shift …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Why do we need more research into Strength Training?

The great thing about strength training is that it works. Want to lift heavier things? Strength training is the only way you can do that. Want bigger muscles? Lifting weights does that. Are you rehabbing a musculoskeletal injury? Resistance training of some sort will probably be involved. Want to improve your general health? Try out those weird machines at the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 2

Last post we learned that kinesiophobia (fear of movement) is bad, especially if an athlete exhibits kinesiophobia when returning to sport following an ACL reconstruction. According to the Paterno et al Sport Health 2018 athletes who score 19 or above on the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, they are 13xs more likely to reinjure themselves with return to play. For those of us …

Dr Trent Nessler Personal Trainer Physical Therapist

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Creating a Customer Service Culture

Let’s visualize your facility as a puzzle, and all the elements that make up your gym are the pieces. Your services are pieces of the puzzle: one piece for personal training, one for group classes, one for cardio…you get the picture. There are also pieces for your products, supplements, equipment, and so on. There are pieces for your competitive and …

Lori Allen

Featured Presenter and Educator

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

Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

Help your athletes gain a step on their competition

Athletic Republic’s summer is focused on helping athletes gain a step on their competition. In addition to a training program that teaches the fundamentals of speed, AR centers have a collection of marketing resources they can utilize to promote summer training along with an agency to help them activate it. John Brenkus joins Athletic Republic One of those resources is …

Charlie Graves

CEO of Athletic Republic

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

Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Founder/Co-Owner, Coach at The Bar Athletics