Posture Basics

Improving Posture: The Basics

As we learned earlier this month in a previous article, there have been long-standing discussions linking poor posture and depression. Of course, it’s not shocking that the two are tied to one another. Slumping compresses the front of the body and weakens the back, which can impact breathing and digestion. When you think of a happy, confident person, you most …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Fitness Equipment

How To Best Spend $250 On Fitness Equipment

Spring will be here (officially) next week and when a new season rolls around, the saying “out with the old, in with the new” can come to mind. Whether you haven’t made much progress on a New Year’s Resolution, you simply want to refresh pertinent fitness pieces or add to your already assembled home gym, investing in new workout equipment …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Woman using foam roller

Self Myofascial Release: Proven to help you feel and move better

Self myofascial release tools, such as foam rollers, trigger point balls and massage sticks have become some of the most popular tools used for corrective exercises, fitness, and sports performance. In fact, performing self myofascial release has become almost a uniform component in the majority of fitness and sports performance programs. You can certainly argue the exact physiological benefit of performing self myofascial release. …

Mike Reinold

Mike Reinold

PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Co-Founder and President of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

High Intensity Fitness Programming

Six Versatile Items For High-Intensity Fitness Programming

Clients join a specific gym or club for many different reasons. Some like the social aspect of group exercise, while others choose a facility based on high-end equipment or other factors that align with their goals. Facilities offering high-intensity fitness programming, regardless of what they name the class, need certain products that might not be required for other classes. If …

Woman Running Elivate Fitness

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should You Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in their case, was induced by …

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Dr. Joe Horrigan

Doctor of Chiropractic, Director of Soft Tissue Center at DISC, co-author of The Seven-Minute Rotator Cuff Solution & Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey, Board Member of ACBSP

Weightlifting Elivate Fitness

Considerations in Athletic Performance Enhancement Training: Athlete Weight Room Preparation

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Professional Physical Therapy Professional Athletic Performance Center New York, New York During my 30+ career as a Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, I have been involved in both the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Training of athletes and have had many valued experiences throughout my …

Robert Panariello

Robert Panariello

MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, Founding Partner & Chief Clinical Officer of Professional Physical Therapy

Shot of a group of people doing squats in a fitness workout with bars

Breaking down the research behind Cluster Training

Cluster training involves performing each set of an exercise in several clusters, with short intra-set rest periods in between clusters, as well as longer rest periods between sets. Intra-set rest periods reduce the impact of fatigue, and this increases average bar speed over a set, just like velocity-based training. But although cluster sets display higher mean velocity (as well as …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

2016 Year In Review

Elivate’s 2016 Recap

Elivate had a lot of success in 2016 – we welcomed many new staff members at our headquarters and helped spread word of fitness trends through this very blog. We also increased our selection of products and met new clients along the way…what could be better than that? We’ve heard positive feedback on our posts and you’ve let us know …

CanDo band group fitness

These exercisers can help keep your clients and your business fit

As a personal trainer, you’re challenged to not only keep your clients in good condition but to keep your business healthy too. CanDo® take-home exercise products can help you do both. Providing CanDo equipment to your clients gives them simple tools they can use to perform a wide variety of routines at home – keeping them active between their sessions with …

NormaTec Systems Help Muscles Recover Quickly

Rapid Recovery Technology is Creating a New Revenue Stream for Gyms

If you’re a fitness center owner or manager, you know you’re constantly on the lookout for new sources of revenue beyond membership dues – things like personal training sessions, merchandise, and food, beverages and supplements. Now an innovative muscle recovery system widely used by endurance athletes and professional teams is creating new revenue streams for gyms all over the country… …