Combat the iHunch
Did you know prolonged “phone reading posture” can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, a hunched silhouette, ill-fitting clothes, and even unexplained headaches? (more…)
Lifting heavy? Then you BETTER be protecting those shoulders! (more…)
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
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?
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
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…)
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…)