Category: personal training

Bodyweight Training Jul7th 2020

How to build resistance using bodyweight training

Bodyweight training has gained popularity in recent years due to its accessibility, ease of performance, low cost, and minimal requirement for space and equipment. Yoga, calisthenics, gymnastics, and climbing are considered bodyweight exercises.   Bodyweight exercises strengthen multiple muscle groups simultaneously which makes them a good choice when limited on time. Some examples are chin-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges.   Since exercises are limited

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Athletic Performance May7th 2020

Benefits of Sleep on Athletic Performance

How does sleep help athletic performance? For most people, the difference between getting 7-8+ hours of sleep per night compared to 6 or fewer hours is profound for multiple systems. Some of the general benefits of sleep (good sleep) are improved mood, immunity, weight control, cognitive function, and creativity.  For athletes, getting 9-10 hours of

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A 5-minute cool down routine to help you recover faster

Oct17th 2019

A cool down routine featuring MoveMend trainers Garrett Bell and Troy Smith Adding a cool down routine after your workout helps your heart rate gradually return to normal. It also recirculates the blood pooled in your muscles and sends it back to your heart. Making time for a cool down, especially after a high-intensity cardio

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Strength And Aging: Should we strength train as we get older?

Mar11th 2019

Is strength training for all ages? By Dr. Sam Watkins  I can’t tell you how many of my physical therapy patients regularly say something like, “Getting old is the worst!” Most people believe that getting older means a slow but steady decline in strength and function. So when an elderly person starts to have difficulty

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What is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS)?

Feb13th 2019

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) identifies subtle imbalances and limitations in how people move. Imbalances can increase the risk of injury when other body parts overcompensate. By pinpointing specific areas for improvement, you can become a better mover for life.   Integrating the results of the FMS and the related corrective exercises into a full-body training

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February is American Heart Month (free PDF)

Feb6th 2019

by Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT  Why do we observe Heart Month every year? It’s because heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and you can take steps to take better care of your heart. MoveMend can help. Heart health is a concern for everyone.

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How are your New Year’s resolutions? (It’s never too late to get back to them!)

Feb1st 2019

By Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT  Many of you have chosen to get into shape or lose some weight as your New Year’s resolution. How’s it going so far? It’s ok if you’ve gotten off track because it’s never too late to refocus on those goals and resolutions! I often hear the following from my clients:

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Something is better than nothing

Oct23rd 2018

by Garrett Bell, Personal Trainer One of the reasons I became a personal trainer was because of how rewarding it was to build relationships and make personal connections with my clients. And one thing I hear over and over from those clients is how hard it is to find the time to be consistent with

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