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Fitness & Training

Proper rest and recovery are essential elements to any successful training program.  For the most part, they are also the least planned and underutilized ways to improve.  Many gym-goers take an ‘all or nothing’ approach to their workout routines.  When you train, you train very hard.  When you don’t train, you do nothing at all.  The bottom line: you need to combine quality work with quality rest to get the results you want.  Sleep, hydration, stretching/foam rolling and posture will increase your output ability, decrease recovery time and decrease injuries

Go to a big box gym these days and you’ll see certain exercises that seem to be used more regularly than others.  Granted, some of these we should always include in our training arsenal.  However, there are a few that should be taken out of our programming immediately to never be seen (or done) again.  They may appear beneficial right now, but the risk far outweighs the reward to our long-term health. 1. Shoulder to Hip Crunches We’ve all done these at one time or another and are led to think they’ll

This holiday and like many others, you are most likely faced with extra holiday treats, get together with family & friends and possibly planning a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend.  Here are some simple holiday tips to stay on track with your fitness goals.   1. Start with a healthy breakfast.  It's the most important meal of the day and you may not be able to control what’s served on the brunch or dinner table but you can certainly control what you eat when you wake up. 

I just got back from an easy run late this afternoon. It was hot and humid. I was really struggling with getting out there. My day just was not going the way I had planned. One thing after another was getting in the way.   Then, after a last minute coffee meeting with my dear friend Heidi Symonds, the ‘Healthy Godmother‘ told me to be…Gentle with Myself!  I just over came it and so grateful I did.   For me, I tend to run myself at high speed in everything I do. And beat myself up for when things

One of the most exciting things about life is making changes to shift into the next level of growth and opportunity. I attended Amber Lilyestrom’s Soul Fueled Summit  yesterday to think about what’s next for Triple Jump Fitness. You see, we work with a coach even though I am a coach and this is because it helps us see the big picture. We really look at Triple Jump Fitness and where we want to go with it. As we expand, we are constantly thinking about how we can accommodate our client's needs. Our

I’ve been talking about self-care a lot on Instagram and I know how difficult it is for women to prioritize themselves. But you have to take care of yourself before you can fully support others. In order to be that good wife, mom, or self, we’ve got to start taking care of ourselves. What does that look like? I spent this weekend at the Portland Mom & Baby Expo where I’m an exhibitor and a big contributor. Seeing all these women and their beautiful babies got me thinking more about self-care

Tim and I just came back from watching the Boston Marathon, and seeing such an amazing accomplishment in such heat this year, really had me thinking. I’ve run the Boston marathon three times. I wasn’t there during the tragedy, but I specifically I remember that I was in our gym when it was going on and I felt horrified because I had numerous friends who were there. I immediately went to Facebook and tried to find out if everyone was okay, and that was the scary part of that. The Boston

The biggest issue that moms tend to forget is taking care of themselves first. Remember when you get on an airplane and they tell you to put on your own oxygen mask first? As moms, we tend to our kids, our husbands, our dog and our house all before ourselves. But when you start taking care of yourself first, you’re in a happier place, you feel good, and your whole family is going to feel that. Our Fit-Family Boot Camps make it easier to take care of yourself when you have little

If you want to alter your body composition and reshape your body, strength training is essential to your overall health and wellness goals, period. The goal of resistance training is to gradually and progressively overload the muscles so they get stronger.  Why is strength so important?  It is hands-down the best way to lose body fat and increase your resting metabolism (the rate at which your body burns fat).  We continually remind our clients that one pound of muscle burns roughly 50 calories per day at REST while one pound of

The health of our feet should be a top priority from a fitness standpoint.  The foot is broken into three parts: the forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot.  It consists of multiple joints as well as muscles, ligaments, fat pads and bursas.  Our feet are the first shock absorbers when we walk, run or jump.  The transfer of force through the rest of the body starts at the feet.  Indeed, they are the most overused yet one of the most misunderstood parts of our bodies.  Unfortunately many times it takes an injury