Congratulations to our Invictus Ultra Marathoner, Tara Parsons-Miranda, on finishing her first 100-mile race in 28 hours and 35 minutes!

Quit the Chronic Running To Improve Your Running!
Written by Cat Blatner

In my experience as a coach, I have worked with hundreds of individuals in classes and private sessions that come from a chronic running background. It’s pretty common to have a period in your life where you thought that running 6+ miles a day was the way to create a slimmer you! Believe me, we’ve all been there! Those days have long passed for most of us (hopefully) and people are finding out that running might not be the best way to improve their body composition.

Congratulations to our Invictus Ultra Marathoner, Tara Parsons-Miranda, on finishing her first 100-mile race in 28 hours and 35 minutes!

Quit the Chronic Running To Improve Your Running!
Written by Cat Blatner

In my experience as a coach, I have worked with hundreds of individuals in classes and private sessions that come from a chronic running background. It’s pretty common to have a period in your life where you thought that running 6+ miles a day was the way to create a slimmer you! Believe me, we’ve all been there! Those days have long passed for most of us (hopefully) and people are finding out that running might not be the best way to improve their body composition.

Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner

Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)

Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL!

Strengthen Your Foundation to Get Rid of Pain & Bad Movement Patterns
Written By Cat Blatner

Do you ever feel like you’re dealing with one ache or pain after another? Whenever an athlete comes to train with me and says they are dealing with any sort of injury, I like to look at the condition of that athlete’s feet! Why you ask? Because our feet are the foundation of almost everything we do and yet, they can still be neglected. It’s important to look at the stability you possess in each foot individually before diagnosing an injury or worse,

The Power of Positivity
Written by Cat Blatner

Our mind is a powerful thing. It can push to great heights or crumble under pressure depending on how we train it.

Everyone is capable of developing a strong mind, but it takes lots of practice and conscious thought before it will become a part of who we are. Everyday that we walk into the gym we should have a positive outlook on what we are about to do. Time to walk into the gym, get fit, have fun and walk away with our heads held high.