Personal Training News: The Core Muscles

The Core Muscles “Tighten your core” is a phrase we hear or see these days. However, your core muscles are a lot more than your abdominals and tight belly. Your core muscles are a group of 35+ muscles that connect your spine to your pelvis and legs. Some of the main muscles groups are your…

September PT News: Running and Glutes

Runners and Glutes: More than Just a Nice Shape People are often doing exercises to improve the shape and look of their glutes. However, for runners strengthening your glutes gives you more than just a nice shape. Your glutes have 3 different sets of gluteal muscles: Gluteus Minimus, Gluteus Medius, and Gluteus Maximus. Your two smaller…

August Huntington Beach Performance News

Monthly Focus: Muscle Hypertrophy Hypertrophy means increasing the size of the muscle.   Muscular hypertrophy executed properly has a host of benefits for everyone including: Increased work capacity Better posture Functionality during daily tasks or work-related effort Great looking body Increased metabolic rate (burn more calories throughout the day!) Workouts at a Glance Drop Sets Super…

August PT News: Weight Changes

Weight Changes On any day, your true progress won’t be accurately reflected by your weight. This is because body weight can change on a daily basis due to the amount of fluid we retain. Foods high in sodium, certain medications, and other factors can increase fluid retention and skew your weight. However, over time the…

July 2017: HB Performance Highlights

HB Performance July Highlights Monthly Focus: Body Composition Reducing fat mass and increasing lean body mass Benefits of increasing lean body mass: Increases metabolism Stronger bones Elevates mood Better immune system Overall long-term health Combats Obesity and Type II Diabetes Workouts at a Glance: Conditioning Circuits EMOM’s Fat Burning Supersets Pyramid Workouts Interval Training Check…

Fitness in the Information Age

Fitness in the Information Age So you’ve finally decided to be more active …but how? You hit Google for workout ideas, or Instagram fitness accounts, or the Pinterest fitness page…and suddenly you feel overwhelmed. Who knew there were so many options out there? With all of our endless resources as health and wellness consumers, not…

July Summer Newsletter

SUMMER NEWSLETTER – JULY 2017   Money at Work Our 2017 Annual Campaign was a great success! Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to raise $145,000 to support our youth, family, and adult programs. Because of these efforts, we are excited to announce the opening of a new afterschool site at the Oakcrest…

Resistance Training

Need To Add Resistance Training? Many gym-goers rack up the miles on the treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike. These individuals are consistent in their routine, logging 40 minutes to an hour, 5 days a week on their favorite machine. The results came quickly at first; they shed a few pounds and became less breathless with…