Author: Jessica Bateman

Exercise and keto

Exercise and Keto: Should You Try It?

A clinical version of the keto diet has been used for decades as part of the treatment pediatric epilepsy and cancer. And modified versions have gained popularity lately in popular culture for weight loss. Advocates of the diet herald it as a miracle cure for obesity and other lifestyle diseases. They also claim it improves […]

Nutrition 101: The Basics

It can seem just about impossible to keep up with all the latest diet trends.  And many of them totally contradict each other: Keto. Low Fat.  Carnivore. Vegetarian. Paleo. Flexible Dieting. Intermittent Fasting. Six Meals a Day… Where are you supposed to start?!  In this post, we wanted to give you some nutrition basics that can help […]

New year new you

New Year New You: How to Succeed in Your Fitness Goals

New Year New You Resolutions are about as American as apple pie (mmmm, pie). Many of us resolve to abstain from that pie or join a gym or go to the gym more. Thousands flock to gyms in January, and you might be heading there, too. This is a great first step to a healthier [...]
weight training, gains, cardio

Coaches’ Corner: Subtle Signs of a Weak Core

We’ve talked about the importance of core strength for athletes a lot these past few weeks. And for good reason. A strong core improves athletic performance and prevents injuries. Those with nearly non-existent core strength are pretty easy to spot. Athletes who cannot maintain a neutral spine in a dead-bug position or cannot achieve a […]

senior athlete, senior fitness, fitness after 50

Older Athletes Need To Be In Your Gym

The human body is either in a state of growth or decay. I think it’s safe to say the majority of functional fitness coaches and trainers have seen the recent, and misinformed, news “story” where some orthopedic surgeons told people over 50 that they shouldn’t do some common exercises after 50.  Pull-ups, push-ups, weighted squats, […]

fitness myths

3 Exercise Myths That Are Holding You Back

There are so many exercise myths and half-truths floating around on social media and the internet.  It can be frustrating when the program the latest fitspo is selling doesn’t seem to get you the same results.  Or when your training is hampered by nagging injuries.  Here are three common myths that really get my goat. […]

OnRamp

Starting Strong: Your Gym’s OnRamp Program

I’d like to let you in on a secret today.  There is a single program that can increase member retention and satisfaction, decrease stress on your coaches, reduce injuries, improve athletes’ technique, and foster your gym’s unique atmosphere!  Does this sound too good to be true? It’s really just one simple class away. So, let […]

Functional Mobility Assessment

Coaches’ Corner: Using a Functional Mobility Assessment

It’s 2018, and the functional fitness coaching community has come a long way in the last 15-20 years.  Those that were in it to own a gym simply to have their own playground have been weeded out. Or, if they haven’t, it’s because they hired someone who knows how to coach.  These days, a good […]

Exercising After Injury

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Exercising After Injury

Exercising After Injury Returning to sports or training after an injury or life changing event can be a frustrating process.  High-skill movement technique becomes rusty. Your lungs burn and legs turn to jello on 400m runs that used to feel like recovery.  60% of your 1 rep max back squat now feels like a mountain […]

What is Foam Rolling?

Why Is Foam Rolling the Hottest New Recovery Method? If you spend any time on Instagram, you’ve certainly seen plenty of posts about foam rolling.  While we here at LSO are usually pretty wary of any fitness fads, foam rolling is one trend we can get behind.  In this post we will tell you all […]

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