Workout of the Month: July

  Team ELIVATE loves exercising outside, so we were excited to get a beautiful day for this month’s workout. It’s a total body circuit class to develop strength, endurance, balance and core stability. We use the Body Sport Multifunctional Gym Clock to keep time, as well as wall balls, slam balls, medicine balls and BOSUs. Warm up for 5-10 minutes. …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Training Prenatal Clients

Previous generations had a mindset that exercising while pregnant was a bad thing, but times have changed — that’s for sure! Staying fit will help the expectant mom during delivery and when they are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy following the baby’s birth. Benefits of exercise for pregnant women include: Improved circulation Improved muscular tone and balance …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Workout of the Month

Workout of the Month: June

Last week, several of us from the ELIVATE Headquarters completed an outstanding workout that we wanted to share with our readers. Each month, we’ll continue to develop better and better routines and encourage you to try them yourself or when you are leading group classes. In this workout, those participating move from each of five stations after a minute. The clock …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Gut Smash

Learn How To Gut Smash

Do you suffer from low back pain or hip pain? GUT SMASH may be an excellent to add to your routine as its effective in breaking up restrictions that we may have in the abdomen. With our organs, musculature and surrounding tissue moving more freely we will have less stress and pulling on the surrounding muscle and tissue resulting in relief of low back and hip …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Outdoor Friendly Fitness Equipment

Outdoor Friendly Fitness Products

Looking for a way to beat the summertime doldrums? Taking a workout session outside, no matter if it is a one-on-one personal training session or a group exercise class of twenty, can re-energize the attendees and and breathe new life into any routine. Simply being outdoors can feel more fun and the sunshine can brighten any mood, not to mention the …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

Combo Hitter

How one piece of equipment replaced the heavy bag, speed bag and focus mitts

As a UFC veteran I love to throw powerful punching combinations, but I had a hard time finding a focus mitt holder who loved catching them. There aren’t a lot of people volunteering to be on the receiving end of an UFC punch, even with focus mitts on. I tried heavy bags, when I couldn’t find a focus mitt holder, …

Brad Kohler

Brad Kohler

UFC Veteran & Inventor of the Combo Hitter

Treat Headaches with Exercise – Part 1

Treat Headaches with Exercise – Part I

Cervicogenic Headache Exercises – Treat That Killer Headache With These Exercises Do you see patients with headaches after a whiplash injury? Do they experience pain that seems to start in the neck and then spread to one side of their head or arm? Does moving their head seem to start their headache or exacerbate their pain? If you answered yes …

Michael Lau

Michael Lau

Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at the University of Southern California, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Workout of the Month

Workout of the Month: May

Below is a great workout idea you can try with your clients. The goal of this workout is to create 6-10 minute, mid-to-high intensity experience. It is a descending rep scheme: 21 reps of all three movements, then 18, then 15, all the way down to 3. Proper technique is crucial. Workout Details: 21-18-15-12-9-6–3 Exercises: 1) Kettlebell Swing (Russian) 2) …

CJ Kostranchuk

CJ Kostranchuk

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

Outdoor Workout

Every Season is Fitness Season: How to Take Your Indoor Workout Outside

Spring is here and the weather is finally getting warmer. Now is the perfect time to think about ways to switch up your gym routine and bring your workouts outside! Besides fitting in more physical activity, there are also many other benefits to working out outside such as fresh air, sunshine, and enjoying a wide range of activities that are …

Meredith Reinhard

Meredith Reinhard

Level 1 Crossfit Coach