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…

HB Performance: Muscle Hypertrophy

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…

September HB Performance: Strength

HB Performance Highlights Focus of the month: Strength   Being strong makes everything easier from bringing in groceries, carrying kids, to even moving furniture. Increasing strength also enhances movement economy, which means you will be less tired from work all day or a trip to Disneyland.   Other benefits of Strength Training: Increase metabolism Stronger,…

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 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…