5 Considerations Before You Select a Gym

5 Considerations Before You Select a Gym

Not all gyms are equal. Far from it, actually. Granted, most look the same way, have rows of machines, or as in our case, no machines but rigs, rowers, and other equipment. But that's only what you see when you step in. To select your future 'home away from home',...

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Are you sitting down?

Are you sitting down?

3 Proven Ways to Squash the Trappings of Sitting Sitting’s reputation has taken a turn for the worst recently, and for good reason:  As your body sits, it adapts to that posture, usually resulting in muscles that are too tight in some places and too loose in others to...

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Muscles For Breakfast

Muscles For Breakfast

4 Muscle-Building Breakfasts (and Mark Rippetoe Wisdom) Strength is one of the ten domains of fitness, defined as “the ability of a muscular unit, or the combination of muscular units, to apply force” (CrossFit Journal).  Did that definition just give you flashbacks...

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Virtuosity – The Art of Injury Prevention.

We get excited, especially when we are close to mastering a skill, or when starting out, or when we notice great progress. Often times, we can 'wrestle' our way into a pull-up, or squat that extra ten pounds if we just put a little oomph into it and sacrifice a little...

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Napping 101 – there is science behind the nap!

Napping 101 – there is science behind the nap!

According to the National Sleep Foundation, humans are part of only 15% of mammals who segregate their days into sleeping and being awake.  The rest of our mammalian cronies have multiple awake and sleep periods a day.  Think of your pet's life; that’s what we’re...

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Attitude Adjustment

Attitude Adjustment

“Well, I guess I have to go work out…” “Aww… do we have to do strict pull ups?” “Coach, why do we have to run 400 meters? 200 is good, isn’t it?” Is this you at the gym?  I know that sometimes it’s me... and while it’s easy to slip into this frame of mind, it’s...

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4 Tips for Healthy Minnesota Camping Meals

4 Tips for Healthy Minnesota Camping Meals

Here is a guest post from one of our members and previous coaches, Beth! Camping in the summer is an American staple vacation. We're going to fill you in on how you can go about eating healthy, while being out in the wilderness! Whether you're packing several miles to...

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Beating the exercise blues

Beating the exercise blues

When you first started working out, everything was challening but new and exciting.  The people, the energy, the movements, all the things you didn’t know you could do but now have done repeatedly make you feel invigorated (but exhausted) and ready for more each day....

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