Everyone can benefit from foam rolling. Although popular with our fitness professionals, this tool might be one of the most underutilized pieces on our fitness floor. Per Mitchell Keyes, master trainer with a credential in muscle activation therapy, “Foam rolling supports a technique, called self-myofascial release (SMR), that helps apply pressure to the tissues around … [Read more...] about 5 Beginner Foam Rolling Moves
Summer is over; fall is here. (Unfortunately, sooner than later — especially for people who live in Minnesota). As the weather starts to cool off, more people will be headed indoors to clubs like Life Time. The indoor atmosphere offers an ideal space to take up resistance training. But many members shy away from the weights because they don’t have the … [Read more...] about Which Type of Strength Training is Best for You?
Breakfast is notoriously a tough meal for people. Many don’t have time for it - they’re rushing to get out the door each day and it’s usually an after-thought. Others just aren’t hungry in the morning and see breakfast as an optional meal. But getting in a quality breakfast can set the entire tone for the day – preventing that mid-morning crash … [Read more...] about 5 Healthy On-The-Go Breakfasts
When you hear the word insulin, what comes to mind? For most, it’s a neighbor, cousin or friend that is among the estimated 9.4% of Americans who have diabetes (9 out of 10 of which are Type 2, which is often more lifestyle driven).1,2 While, yes, the prevalence of diabetes is no doubt on the rise, not a single person is immune to the massive impact that insulin and blood … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know about Insulin and Fat Storage
The food choices you make before exercise can dramatically influence the overall effect of the session, so it pays to have a good nutrition strategy to complement your workout efforts. Considering the wide range of individual nutrition needs and variety of exercise durations and intensities, I’ll lay out several approaches to help you hone in on a better pre-workout … [Read more...] about What Should I Eat Before A Workout?