Blog Posts

  • The Scale is Irrelevant

    Have you been crushing your workouts lately? Have you been feeling strong and motivated? Are you feeling better about yourself because of the progress you feel you’ve made? Are your clothes starting to fit better? …And then you step on the scale and you’ve GAINED weight?  Don’t be discouraged! The n...
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    08/20/2018
  • Fueling for Your Workout

    Whether you’re a beginner or expert in the gym, proper nutrition can be one of the biggest barriers to progress. With so much information out there, it can be exhausting to try to find the best way to fuel yourself. Before even thinking about nutrient timing, I always recommend ensuring your are tak...
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    08/10/2018
  • Why should I foam roll?

    Often times our muscles are so tense that we cannot release tension solely from stretching. Using a foam roller allows for what is called “myofascial release.” This is just a fancy term for relaxing/massaging your muscles. Foam rolling can help break up scar tissue, help loosen up any knots deep in...
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    08/06/2018
  • August Class Spotlight

    For the month of August, our class spotlight is Body Flow. Therefore, every class you attend, you get to submit a ticket for a chance to win some prizes at the end of the month! So, what is Body Flow? This class is a 45-60 minute (60 minutes unless otherwise noted on our schedule) class that’s a mix...
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    08/06/2018
  • You Saved My Life

    Have you ever started a weight loss journey and wanted to throw in the towel? You are not alone in feeling this way! Sometimes we try so hard to go, go, go that we forget we have to slow things down and create habits if we truly want long term success. Marc Fogal, a training participant and member o...
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    08/02/2018
  • Transformation Tuesday: Laura Bruns

    My fitness journey hasn’t been easy, but it’s shaped my fitness philosophy to be quite different.   For as long as I can remember, I was active and played sports. Dance, gymnastics, softball, basketball and volleyball—you name it, I tried it. Unfortunately, I was never great at any of the...
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    01/08/2018
  • Transformation Tuesday: Lori Mattiazza

    Hi my name is Lori Mattiazza, and I have lost 140 pounds. My weight loss journey started about 5 years ago. I grew up in a town where you either drank or you ate, so I ate. I was always known as the funny fat girl, I would say that I hid behind my humor. I moved to Peoria to go to college here, in t...
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    01/08/2018
  • Transformation Tuesday: Abi Amstutz

    The incredible thing about Yoga is that it meets you where you are at. And then it accepts you. Don’t get me wrong, there is certainly a time and a place for teeth-gritting, muscle burning and a push-through-it attitude; such as when I trained for my first race this past autumn. I definitely underes...
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    10/27/2017
  • Transformation Tuesday: Mike Moriarity

    There is usually more than one reason why an individual would want to make a transformation in their life, whether that is health, personal, job, sport, etc. I will give you one of my many reasons. I don’t consider this a personal transformation, but a family, or maybe family history transformation....
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    10/20/2017
  • Transformation Tuesday: Jenn Smith

    Weight has always been a struggle in my life and at age 45,soon to be 46 it’s been even more of a struggle.   Fitness & healthy eating has always been a part of my weight loss journey . Seventeen years ago I decided to get my group fitness & personal training certification to help...
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    10/16/2017