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Why Do YOU Exercise?

By Michael Devon | August 8, 2022

Most people exercise to stay in shape, often not realizing what that actually means. Is staying in shape about looking good, or feeling good? That’s subjective. To our trainers, “staying in shape” means feeling good. And the looks usually follow. That means understanding why we exercise. It shouldn’t be because you’re beating your body up […]

Mind Muscle Connection

By Michael Devon | August 5, 2022

Neuromuscular reprogramming is just fancy jargon for training the brain/body connection via the correct exercise stimulus. We have our clients utilize a mirror for most exercises to point out when their form is compromised leading to injury and understanding why the way they perform certain functions causes pain. The consensus is that their brain thinks […]

How Do You Feel?

By Michael Devon | July 19, 2022

The state that your body is in on a regular basis should be an indicator of how fit you are. Your body should feel good after taking on the demands placed on it. If you’re hurting, limping, stiff, and sore in the wrong places then your body is warning you that something is off. It’s […]

Functional Alternative to “Traditional” Glute Bridge

By Michael Devon | July 12, 2022

Why is this exercise superior to the traditional variation of the “bridge?” This exercise is teaching muscles to contract the same way they do to support these joint positions in reality. Not necessarily this exact position, but the overall position of the joints relative to other joints. For example, the problem with the traditional glute […]

Force

By Michael Devon | July 6, 2022

Your body encounters and responds to multiple forces to propel through space. Your body rotates, shifts, adducts, abducts, flexes, extends, undulates, spirals, pronates, supinates, and more- all at the same time. These functions are necessary to move yourself efficiently through multiple planes of motion without pain and dysfunction. As a human, your natural movement revolves […]

Muscle Building Tip

By Michael Devon | June 28, 2022

In order to maximize the amount of muscle you gain, your body must move correctly to ensure muscle is being developed in areas that it’s underdeveloped. When you exercise with the correct form and optimize your biomechanics, your muscles get put to work in ways that they normally don’t. Dormant muscles get woken up and […]

What To Expect In Our Gym

By Michael Devon | June 13, 2022

In our gym, you won’t see an exercise demonstrated and then be expected to execute it while our trainers stand around and count reps. Instead, what you’ll find is trainers who show you how the exercise should look, coach you through the technique, and then ask you where you’re feeling it to make sure you’re […]

Move Correctly

By Michael Devon | June 6, 2022

Nothing happens independently with movement, everything works synergistically to move correctly. If you’re misaligned in one part of your body while you’re moving, another part of your body will compensate and contract the wrong muscle, or the right muscle the wrong way- causing imbalance, leading to pain and injury down the line. This is why […]

Functional Fitness Part 2

By Michael Devon | May 11, 2022

We know by now that our body is one integrated unit, so repetitive movements that isolate it into sections cause disconnections throughout your kinetic chain. In our previous post Functional Fitness Part 1 we highlighted some exercise techniques that get a lot of hype, but don’t necessarily deliver the most bang for your buck. In this post […]

Functional Fitness Part 1

By Michael Devon | April 25, 2022

Functional training can mean different things to different people. In our gym, it means exercising to coincide and enhance your body’s natural movements- like walking, running, lifting objects, standing, and navigating daily demands without pains or injuries limiting your function. Humans innate biology designed us to stand, walk, run, and throw. These functions shaped our […]