What is functional training?

The lists are out. The predicted fitness trends for the next year include high intensity interval training, bodyweight training, and training with highly educated professional coaches.

What is predicted to trend down?
Among others, exercises and training programs labeled “functional.”

So, when it comes to exercise, what does the “functional” label really refer to….?

Here is an article from the archives that sheds a little light on the subject: What the H*ll is Functional Training Anyway?

-Matt Pirtle

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Smart Fit Class Sign Ups!

Looking to improve your health and fitness level in 2015?
SmartFit starts today at Emerge at 7am!

SmartFit combines high volume exercise with strength training and olympic lifts, programmed so that you improve your technique and fitness level each week.

Each class is staffed with 2 experienced strength coaches to ensure a safe and effective workout.

We have classes Monday at 12, Tuesday at 7am, Wednesday at 630pm, and Thursday at 7am.

There is still time to sign up!

Its Your Turn. Emerge.

-Matt Pirtle

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10K a day Challenge!

Emerge Challenges YOU to 10k a Day in February. Are you up for it?

As February rolls around, winter has shown its ugly face a while and New Year Resolutions start to crumble. We find that people become more sedentary this month than any other!
Good News! Emerge is going to help change that

Beginning February 1st, we will be hosting the 10k a day challenge. What that means is that for the entire month of February, you must average 10,000 steps a day. Once you report all of your steps and you have completed the challenge, you will receive your own 10k a day t-shirt!

So grab a pedometer and sign up today!

RULES:

To be eligible, you must train at emerge at least once a week for the entire month (boot camps, group classes included)

All steps must be reported via email, text message or at the gym.

Weekly reports via Fitbit or other tracking devices will be accepted, averaging out steps in a 7 day period.

For questions or to sign up email Kimberly@Emergetraining.com

-Kimberly Renoud

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New Years for the Strays Trivia 2015

Emerge fitness trainers & clients occupying 2 tables at the “New Years for the Strays” Charity Trivia Night! Thank you HotShots for the awesome wings!!

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-Jess Baker, Kathryn St. George, Sarah Podry, Kim Renoud, & Keelin Russell

10k A Day Challenge 2015

10k a Day Challenge 2015

As February rolls around, winter has shown its ugly face a while and New Year Resolutions start to crumble. We find that people become more sedentary this month than any other!
Good News! Emerge is going to help change that

Beginning February 1st, we will be hosting the 10k a day challenge. What that means is that for the entire month of February, you must average 10,000 steps a day. Once you report all of your steps and you have completed the challenge, you will receive your own 10k a day t-shirt!

So grab a pedometer and sign up today!

Rules:

To be eligible, you must train at emerge at least once a week for the entire month (boot camps, group classes included)

All steps must be reported via email, text message or at the gym.

Weekly reports via Fitbit or other tracking devices will be accepted, averaging out steps in a 7 day period.

For questions or to sign up email Kimberly@Emergetraining.com

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SmartFit Eft Starts January 6th

Smartfit is a cross training style class involving Olympic lifts, strength exercise, and conditioning exercises in an intelligent program design. Each class is lead by TWO experienced and qualified coaches who make sure each participant is progressing their skill and fitness level in a safe and effective way.

Come and experience an Emerge SmartFit class starting January 6th.

Class times are:

Monday at 12pm

Tuesday at 7am

Wednesday at 6:30pm

Thursday at 7am

Call 636-399-6748 to book your spot now!

Its Your Turn. Emerge.

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Metabolic Meals this week

Come check out our metabolic meals this week!
Breakfast options:
1) Frittata with Sweet Potato, Turkey Bacon, & Caramelized Onion
2) Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Loaf

Lunch/Dinner entrees:
1) Stir-Fry Chicken & Vegetables
2) Shepherd’s Pie
3) Grilled “California” Burger & Kale Salad10885449_10152954115749824_3742181275565941929_n10906312_10152954115784824_3370638509374099928_n