As fitness professionals, we know that members join our facilities for various reasons, with the primary reason to improve their fitness and health. Clearly the simplicity of that motivation does not mean it’s easy to meet or exceed expectations. Member retention remains the biggest challenge for everyone in the club or
As fitness professionals it is easy to keep our focus on the great things that occur from having a healthy and active lifestyle. We know so much about the benefits of exercise and get excited helping others discover how their bodies can improve. Something not quite as uplifting is what
Everyone is quick to talk about “tightness.” The calves are tight; the hip flexors are tight; the low-back is tight; the shoulders and the neck are tight. It’s true that many people are tight and restricted, but what about those that have too much flexibility and are hypermobile?
Looking to build endurance? What about power? Do dreams of being an all-star hitter or marathon runner need to be dashed if twitch ratios aren’t ideal? Not necessarily. The types of muscle fibers targeted in different types of training programs can impact performance goals.