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But, But, But…the Research Says So!

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” -Jules Verne (A Journey to the Center of the Earth) Yeah, but the research says…… Fact: After 10,000 hours or so in the lab...

The Power of Believing in Someone

Once upon a time, a researcher named Robert Rosenthal conducted a study. In that study, he gave a disguised IQ test to children in an elementary school in California. Following the test, the teachers of these students were informed by Rosenthal that some students...

9th Annual Get Fit for Fido

This year marks our 9th Annual Get Fit for Fido, and we are doing it differently this year! Get Fit for Fido will only take place on December 9th at 9 am. There will be an adults class and a kids class, so we encourage you to bring your whole family and friends to...

Emerge Everyone

We just finished our first training class for our newest fitness program, Emerge EveryOne today, and we want to tell EveryOne about it! What is Emerge EveryOne? These classes are specifically designed for adults with intellectual disabilities, and you do not need to...

I got a chance to do something special

I got a chance to hear from 7 of the most influential fitness minds in the St. Louis area. I asked these 7 trainers six straightforward questions about fitness, the industry, and their role in all of it. I didn’t expect some of their answers, and it has put the...

Finding Balance Can Break You

It’s popular advice. “Find a balance in life” to be truly happy. It’s good advice, but it leaves a lot to decipher on your own. For example, what’s a “balance?” Is that balancing the exact same amount of “me” time with work? It leaves me imagining a teeter totter with...

Bend Iron to Your Needs

When a coach or trainer is writing a client’s program, he has decisions to make. Those decisions are based on what that client is attempting to achieve, in a given amount of time. Other variables factor in too. Injuries- what do we have to work around or avoid...

Talk the Talk

It’s so common as to be a stereotype in the fitness industry. Trainers are fit, ripped, energetic ambassadors of the fitness lifestyle. They can lift the big weights and perform awesome feats of athletic prowess. As a matter of fact, most trainers were doing this...

How Not to Suffocate

There are lessons to be learned everywhere, sometimes found in arbitrary, seemingly unrelated situations. If you’ve flown on a commercial airline, you’ve heard (or ignored) a flight attendant giving the run down on what to do in an emergency situation. An important...

Captain Morgan and Squats

“Posture not only shapes the way we feel, it also shapes the way we think about ourselves — from our self-descriptions to the certainty and comfort with which we hold them. And those self-concepts can either facilitate or hinder our ability to connect with others, to...

One today is worth two tomorrows

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” -Ben Franklin This is a great quote, and one I try to remember everyday. I would change the two to ten, but the meaning would be the same. So much of life is lived in anticipation of some maybe future event. “Next year, I’ll be in a...

Never Stop (un)Learning

Man, 16 years ago I knew it all. I came into the fitness world on fire, ready to turn every client I had into me, an amateur bodybuilder with a love of the bench press. But seriously, 10 years ago I had the fitness industry figured out. Every single exercise was to be...