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.…

Laguna Niguel Personal Trainer Lisa Mae Thompson

LAGUNA NIGUEL PERSONAL TRAINER Lisa Mae Thompson Health & Fitness Trainer Highlight: LAGUNA NIGUEL FAMILY YMCA With 28 years OF experience as an ACSM certified personal trainer, Lisa Mae specializes in strength, toning, weight loss, balance and function. She pays close attention to details and continually updates her clients personalized workouts to offer a challenging and…

Laguna Niguel Personal Trainer Joseph Elder

LAGUNA NIGUEL PERSONAL TRAINER Joseph Elder Health & Fitness Trainer Highlight: LAGUNA NIGUEL FAMILY YMCA Joseph focuses on maximizing physical performance, creating lasting results, and making the gym a fun and enthusiastic environment. Certifications & Specializations: NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine – accredited Strength Training Functional Training Calisthenics Corrective Exercise Athletic Conditioning   Interested In…