After school fitness programs improve cognitive skills in kids!

After school fitness programs improve cognitive skills in kids! Source: www.leapfrogs.com.au A recent study published in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics  studied kids ages 7-9, and found that children who participated in an after-school fitness program improved their cognitive skills and academic performance. 221 children were split into two [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|youth performance|Comments Off on After school fitness programs improve cognitive skills in kids!

Back To School- Keep Exercise In Your Kid’s Day!

Back To School-Keep Exercise In Your Kids Day! It's back to school time! Which means crazy schedules, and acclimating to new changes in routine. One of the easiest things to back burner is exercise, however, that is the worst things you can do! Keep reading to learn how to keep exercise in your kid's day! [...]

By | August 26th, 2014|Diet & Nutrition, youth performance|Comments Off on Back To School- Keep Exercise In Your Kid’s Day!

Back to School Nutrition Guide for Your Kids!

Back to School Nutrition Guide for Your Kids! As you may know, we have been working with a lot of young athletes, which has been really great! But one area for parents and coaches, can be a touchy (especially for impressionable kids) is nutrition. Because it is back to school time, kids will be inevitably [...]

By | August 12th, 2014|Diet & Nutrition, youth performance|Comments Off on Back to School Nutrition Guide for Your Kids!

Fasted Cardio To Lose Big Faster

There are hundreds if not thousands of ways to lose weight.  Sometimes you're cutting a few pounds for a vacation, or maybe you have 25+lbs to lose, sometimes adding muscle mass is the goal while getting rid of a soft physique, but no matter your goals, you've heard many different ways from many different people [...]

By | June 17th, 2014|Workout Nutrition, Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Fasted Cardio To Lose Big Faster

Link Between Fitness and Attention

This article was a study done by researchers at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany to determine the link between fitness and attention control in physically active men versus physically inactive men.  Guess who's attention was better…? "Thirty-two subject age 66-87 were divided into two groups matched for sociodemographic and psychological variables.  The only [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Workout Nutrition, Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Link Between Fitness and Attention

Setting Your 2014 Goals

Here we go again!!!  All the health clubs and fitness classes around the city are packing em' in after the holidays and everyone has fitness goals, whether they're attainable, realistic, or outrageous, everybody's got them.  But why does this only last thru mid February every year???  Everyone has the equipment… They have good reasons… They [...]

By | January 7th, 2014|Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Setting Your 2014 Goals

Get them ready for kids sports

I've heard several of my clients asking about when to start their kids in some kind of weight/athletic training for kids sports and if was safe to have their kids train.  It used to be  thought that weight training at a young age stunted growth, and that's why all basketball players before 2000 looked like [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Get them ready for kids sports

Train For Endurance

Last week I talked about gaining strength without putting on size and muscle mass.  This week I'm going to explain how to train for endurance.  When you design your workout keep in mind you are going to need 12-15 reps to get the muscular and strength endurance benefits and therefor you shouldn't be loading up [...]

By | November 22nd, 2013|Interval Training, Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Train For Endurance

Kettlebell Circuit

This week I chose to demo some new exercises using kettlebells. Kettlebells are great for many difference goals like strength, cardio, and grip strength.  To get all those into one workout I've done an example kettlebell circuit that you can try. For advanced do each of the 8 exercises for 15 reps each, 4x through [...]

By | August 7th, 2013|Interval Training, youth performance|Comments Off on Kettlebell Circuit

Lower Body Valslide Exercises

Hopefully you've gotten to come in to a class or session and check out some of our new equipment and knowledge we brought home from our Chicago conference...  But if not, here are some more examples of lower body valslide exercises that you can try for your next leg day, or to include in your [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|Interval Training, Workout Plans, youth performance|Comments Off on Lower Body Valslide Exercises