Fitness Blog

Combat the iHunch

June 19th, 2018 | Categories: Advice, Personal Training

Combat the iHunch for neck pain from looking at phone

Did you know prolonged “phone reading posture” can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, a hunched silhouette, ill-fitting clothes, and even unexplained headaches?  (more…)

Shoulder Savers

June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Advice, Personal Training, Weights

Lifting heavy? Then you BETTER be protecting those shoulders! (more…)

Boot Camp 2018

April 17th, 2018 | Categories: Cardio, Core, Events

Boot Camp 2018

Progressive Gym’s third annual boot camp in the park returns this May and June!

Join us for a FREE five-week, drop-in series that will develop your (more…)

Mini Moments That Add Up

April 5th, 2018 | Categories: Advice

Teach a man to squat...

Sorry, weekend warriors, but to lead a truly healthy life, you have to integrate fitness into your routine EVERY SINGLE DAY.

No amount of working out on Saturday and Sunday can make up for a sedentary lifestyle, with poor posture and ergonomics, lived Monday through Friday.  That’s the bad news.

The good news is: Integrating fitness into your daily life doesn’t have to be hard or take a long time.  It can actually be pretty seamless.  (more…)

Why Personal Training?

March 15th, 2018 | Categories: Advice, Personal Training

5 reasons you need a trainer: 1) They know your body. 2) They custom-design your routine. 3) They prevent plateauing. 4) They keep you leveling up. 5) They're your teammate. Ready to see how far you can go? Progressive Gym dot com.“Do I really need a trainer? Can’t I just use this free app or video?”

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Many people wonder whether personal training will be worth it.

While working out with videos and fitness apps can be great supplements to your gym regimen, they are NOT a substitute for professional training.  Here’s why.  (more…)

The Dreaded Plateau

October 13th, 2017 | Categories: Advice

help for fitness plateaus

Two workout errors I see all too often: 1) hitting a plateau and 2) its opposite, changing too frequently.

Training the same way for over 6 weeks will lead to a plateau in your progress. For example, one of my clients came to me frustrated. She used to load up her weight machines as high as possible and hit them hard for an hour, five days a week. After several months, WHY wasn’t she ripped? (more…)

Explosive Power

September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Video, Weights

Gotta love the explosive power phase of training!  (more…)

Cardio w/o Equipment

August 27th, 2017 | Categories: Cardio

I have to laugh whenever a client asks me, “Aren’t we going to do cardio?” If you’re breathing hard and covered in sweat after our session, guess what? You just did cardio!

Despite what equipment manufacturers might have you think, you don’t need a treadmill, stationary bike, or elliptical machine to do cardio.

All that matters is keeping your heart-rate in the correct zone for your goals, and that can be achieved with minimal equipment… (more…)