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, […]

Glute hamstring developer, glutes, core, core strength, core control

Why is Core Strength so Important?

Core strength and control is one of the more difficult topics for coaches and trainers to teach. People in functional fitness gyms want to smash snatch PRs on their lunch hour. They want to crush their last Fran time. They don’t want to work on their transversus abdominis. Boring, right? Nobody says, “Wow look at […]

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. […]

100 Exercises to Make Your Workout Fun Again!

Have you been stuck in a fitness rut?  Finding yourself bored with the repetitive workouts you’ve found on Pinterest or Instagram?  Maybe you are a coach or personal trainer that needs new exercises to keep the workouts fresh.  Or maybe you work out at home and you’re just looking for some variety in your normal […]

PRP: Can It Help You?

PRP injection is a treatment that’s gotten a lot of hype lately.  It is one of the most widely sought-after treatment by NFL players, and it’s made its way out to the Weekend Warrior population as well.  As a result, I get a lot of patients asking whether it can be helpful for their problems […]

5 Myths and 5 Facts About Stretching

Myths and Benefits of Stretching Mobility, mobilization, stretching, whatever you want to call it.  Stretching is great – Or so we’ve all been told.  We’ve all been sold on the benefits of stretching.  Heck, some folks make their entire income by selling mobility tools and stretching routines.  All around the world, people stretch before sports […]

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 […]

No Pain, All Gain: Preventing Shoulder Pain While Lifting

Shoulder pain when lifting sucks!  You are just trying to stay healthy, but your body seems to have other ideas.  Suddenly all your dreams of weight loss and healthy living seem to hang precariously on one stupid, petulant shoulder that can’t just exercise like its supposed to.  It has to complain.  Loudly.  And often during […]

Fixing Fascia – An Interview With Scott Dolly

Fascia and Interstitium:  An Expert’s Perspective We are proud to bring you this interview about the fascia with Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS.  Scott is the owner of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation in Winchester, VA.  He has a Masters Degree in Athletic Training and practices movement analysis, manual therapy and functional fitness training.   The […]

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