Memorial Day

Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.

~Will Carleton

Coaching Points of View: Getting a Clearer Picture
Written by Nuno Costa

I’ve been in the fitness industry my entire life and I’ve enjoyed just about every moment of it – there’s not one day that’s like the one before. Regardless of my position and job, the one thing that I noticed was how it can be challenging for our clients to achieve their goals. Here are a few things that I have learned along the way that have been impactful working with clients.  

You need to spend some time figuring out what your goals and values are;

The Importance of Ankle Mobility and Dorsiflexion
Written by Kim McLaughlin

When is the last time you paid attention to the mobility in your ankles?

Do you spend any time in your pre-warm up or post workout stretching focusing on your dorsiflexion?

A little attention in this area can go a long way. In fact, improved flexion of the foot can help your squatting, sprinting, strength, and your ability to avoid injuries in the knee, hips and low back areas.

What is Dorsiflexion?

The ankle is a hinge joint that allows the foot to move in the sagittal plane.

Honesty is the Best Policy
Written by Bryce Smith

I had an athlete approach me the other day about honesty and how it relates to training. He had mentioned to me that the person he was training with was not doing all of the assigned repetitions. I proceeded to ask if the athlete was performing a scaled or modified version of the workout. The answer was no and of course I proceeded to educate our member on an important unwritten fitness rule.

It is simple and sweet: “BE HONEST!”

I get that everyone wants to appear as a beast who tramples through workouts like nobody’s business;

Why I Love Burpees
Written by Holden Rethwill

I know what you’re thinking.

Blasphemy! Crazy talk!

How could anyone in their right mind enjoy a movement 99.9% of the world despises? Well you heard it here first – I love burpees, and I’ll give you three reasons why!

You Will Never Fail.

The fear of failing keeps even the greatest of athletes from reaching full potential. So what is better than performing a movement that you will never, I repeat never fail? I’ve completed, and witnessed,