Cool-down

The training topic for today is all about the cool-down! No, I don’t mean chill-out with a cold beer and binge watch the latest show just added to Netflix. By cool-down, I mean the finale of your workout. Yes, it’s great that you have started a workout routine, but the end of your workout should … More Cool-down

Benefits of “picking things up and putting them down” – Weight Training

Today for our training topic let’s talk about weight training! As I discussed in our fitness origin stories, weight training has been a passion of mine for quite a while now. I believe that in order to get stronger each and every day you must break yourself down to build yourself back up again. This … More Benefits of “picking things up and putting them down” – Weight Training

Warm-up

This week for our training topic let’s take a step back by not necessarily focusing on exercises per se, but how we get to the conditioning portion of a workout session. You might think that exercise is exercise, but wait, did you start your last session feeling extremely stiff beforehand or possibly suffer an injury … More Warm-up

Proper Breathing

Today we are talking about the thing that you should be doing now if you are alive and reading this blog: Breathing! But as some of you may notice, breathing isn’t always as easy as we would like it to be, especially during exercise or times of stress. Proper breathing technique can help decrease any … More Proper Breathing

Hump Day Highlight

Yesterday was such a nice day that once I got home from work Chester and I decided that we would go slacklining by the river. See, exercising doesn’t always mean working out in a gym. It can also mean going outside to play and be active! To get your own slackline, simply visit our Just … More Hump Day Highlight

The Row

This week’s training topic is about a pulling motion called the row. This movement can take many different forms such as a seated row, bent-over row, or even an inverted row, but the idea is still the same. The row can encompass movements of pulling objects toward you from a level height, picking up objects … More The Row

Fit For the Future

Last Friday at work I attended a ceremony where the guest speaker, Dr. Russell Pate from the University of South Carolina gave a very informative presentation titled “The Kids of Generation Z – Will They Be Active, Fit and Healthy?” Dr. Pate’s presentation focused mainly on the prevalent childhood obesity trend happening in the United States and … More Fit For the Future

The Push-Up

Believe it or not, you actually push a lot of things throughout the day. Think about how just today you probably got out of bed, pushed a door open, pushed a grocery cart or a stroller, closed your car door, pushed the door to your washer or dryer shut, or got up off the floor … More The Push-Up