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Fitness ARCHIVE

  • First timers entering a gym are often intimidated by the presence of hulk-bodied dudes who flex their muscles and lift huge weights. One could certainly be discouraged in such company, especially if he either has a big belly or is skinny. One would be left wondering how long it would take until he can be […]

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  • Working Out for a Life Event

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on June 26, 2018

    I Have This Event – HELP! So many times I’ve had clients come in saying “I have this *insert event here* coming up and I want to look great for it!” I love this for a few reasons – a. There is a specific goal b. There is a specific timeline – and more often […]

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  • Why Can’t I Just Do Cardio?

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on May 29, 2018

    Why Can’t I Just Do Cardio? Chances are you’re either a cardio person, or you’re not. Maybe you walk into the gym and head straight to the weight area, avoiding a glance in the direction of the treadmills, bikes and ellipticals like they might burn your retinas [like I used to], or you’re the complete […]

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  • 5 For 5: The Surprising Power Of The 5K

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on May 8, 2018

    5 For 5: The Surprising Power Of The 5K  Since the road-running revolution of the late 1970s, the 5K (3.1 mile) race has become a major backbone of almost every active community in America. More than just free t-shirts and tote-bags, these relatively short races offer a chance to get outside and most importantly, get […]

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  • The Buddy System: Who’s The Best Person To Work Out With? New gym clothes and a water bottle. A perfectly tuned playlist. A well-designed workout plan. What more could you need? If your visits to the gym, running track, or studio seem a little – lonely – you might benefit from adding a workout partner […]

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  • Weights The Right Way: Understanding The Rep Question

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on April 3, 2018

    Weights The Right Way: Understanding The Rep Question   You’ve made it to the gym. You’re blasting through your workout. But, moving onto the free weights, squat rack, or bench – you hesitate.   Gym newcomers and old pros alike understand that strength training is a vital part of any well-rounded fitness routine. Aside from […]

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  • Fit After Fifty? Understanding Weight Loss After Menopause   If you’re a woman approaching late middle age, you’re probably already familiar with the trials of menopause. For many women, the period during and immediately following menopause is notable for an additional alarming reason: weight gain.   What’s more, conventional wisdom holds that that for post-menopausal […]

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  • Break A Leg! Mastering Your Workouts Without Injury

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on March 5, 2018

    Break A Leg! Mastering Your Workouts Without Injury   At its best, working out is a part of your routine. Gym visits, training sessions, and taking better care of yourself can create a welcome pattern of wellness. But what happens when you feel pain as you squeeze in that last rep?   Training-related injuries can […]

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  • Breathing Easy: Conquer Stair Exhaustion

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on February 28, 2018

    How to Conquer Stair Exhaustion   Any trip up the stairs that leaves you gasping for breath can be alarming. Worst of all, a bad experience on one flight of stairs is can also be enough to inspire panic about your overall health picture. So how can you conquer stair exhaustion? In truth, shortness of […]

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  • Hot or Iced? How To Soothe Sore Muscles

    By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on January 24, 2018

    Ever Wonder How To Soothe Sore Muscles?   You’ve completed a session or two of your new workout plan and you feel like a warrior! With new confidence, a refreshed outlook, and a plan to make your fitness goals come true, what could be better? But there is one problem: you’re sore! While sore muscles […]

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