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…

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…

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…

YMCA Helping Athletes Maximize Abilities

YMCA Helping Athletes Maximize Abilities Strength and Conditioning Program Aims to Enhance Sports Performance of Local Athletes The YMCA has always emphasized not just the playing of sports, but the research associated with sports and physical performance. The YMCA of Orange County promotes research based athletic development through their new Performance Strength and Conditioning program.…

Delivering Christmas To Our Troops

DELIVERING CHRISTMAS TO OUR TROOPS YMCA of Orange County Helps Spread Holiday Cheer to Our Military Personnel Overseas Stockings for the Troops is a YMCA of Orange County initiative that not only brings members of the community together for a great cause, but also pays tribute to the service men and women across oceans who…