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…

Fullerton Personal Trainer Manya Koretoff

Health & Fitness Trainer Highlight: FULLERTON FAMILY YMCA Background Manya believes exercise should be enjoyable, functional and purposeful.   With an extensive background in “peer coaching”, she takes her passion for serving others to another level by helping her clients understand what hinders their progress and then assisting them in achieving their health and fitness goals. …

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…

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.…