Step Into Our Functional Gym

By Michael Devon | October 25, 2022

What makes our training different from other gyms is that we don’t let you go through the motions of an exercise, just to say that you exercised. We prioritize your posture during an exercise to activate muscles that are normally dormant, to support your body in a way that it normally doesn’t get supported. So […]

Hows That Working For You?

By Michael Devon | October 6, 2022

When you work hard in the gym, you expect the exercises you do to carry over to the real world. In the form of strength, flexibility, stamina, energy, health, and overall fitness. For the genetically gifted ones it does, but what about the average folks who do what they’re supposed to do and still fall […]

Something is NOT always better than nothing

By Michael Devon | October 4, 2022

Something is not always better than nothing. Usually it’s the other way around, the mindset that something is better than nothing. Jogging for a few minutes is better than not moving at all, but not if jogging causes your knees or your back to hurt. Our trainers are of the mindset that something is not better […]

Personalized Personal Training

By Michael Devon | September 28, 2022

How it started; how it’s going. Started with numerous issues, most notably was scapular dysfunction that contributed to pain in the upper traps. The first exercise is conditioning the muscles of the shoulder girdle & thoracic spine to integrate instead of putting all the demand on the traps. The second exercise is reinforcing the corrective […]

Functional Strength Training

By Michael Devon | September 19, 2022

In most gyms you’ll see lifters moving weights up and down, but that leads to compression on your joints and spine. In our gym, we prioritize lifting weights through a horizontal force to train the muscles to contract the way they do in the real world. Weight lifting that you see in most gyms builds […]

Exercise for Life

By Michael Devon | September 12, 2022

We teach our clients to move intentionally to connect the upper body and lower body contralaterally. Bipedal contralateral movement is what developed our muscles, and why they function the way they do. Modern times have made it difficult to keep our muscles functioning the way they were designed because we use the wrong lifting patterns […]

Have You Thought About The Way You Move?

By Michael Devon | August 24, 2022

Routine tasks that you move your body through without much thought like bending down to pick something up can be wiring in bad mechanics. Notice how the vertebrae bulge out when she firsts bends down, then when we correct the pelvis position her muscles contract around the vertebrae and protect them. This shows how your […]

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 […]