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Strengthening Your Posterior Chain

Posted on Sep 16, 21

Do you experience back pain? If so, it could be that you are neglecting a large group of frequently neglected muscles. This would be your posterior chain, the backside of your body. Your posterior chain is made up of the glutes, hamstrings, calves, erector spinae (tiny muscle surrounding the spine) and the lower and upper […]

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Best Anti-Aging Foods

Posted on Sep 15, 21

Strawberries- Strawberries are filled with a lot of vitamin C which helps slow down wrinkles. Vitamin C builds collagen which helps rebuild and keep skin smooth.   Fish- Fish is an amazing anti- aging food because of its long-chain omega 3 content. These healthy fats are beneficial against heart disease, inflammation, and ulcerative colitis, along […]

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Focus on Today

Posted on Sep 13, 21

Start with focusing on today. Stop worrying about where you are currently with your overall health and fitness goal and focus more on your daily behaviors. Is what you are doing today moving you into the direction where you want to go? There is no use in stressing about the things that are out of […]

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Foil Packet Cheesy Sausage & Peppers

Posted on Sep 11, 21

Ingredients Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil 4 sweet or spicy Italian chicken sausage links (about 2 3/4 oz each) 2 medium onions (sliced into 1/4 inch strips) 2 red bell peppers (sliced into 1/4 inch strips) 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cup marinara sauce ((I like spicy Arrabbiata sauce)) 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt fresh black pepper (to taste) crusty bread (optional for serving) Instructions Preheat the […]

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Why Carbs DO NOT Make You “Fat”

Posted on Sep 10, 21

Did you know that carbohydrates are good for fat loss?  When you live an active lifestyle and want to speed up your fat loss goals, carbs are the answer!   Here’s how:   -The thyroid helps govern your metabolism- carbs actually stimulate your metabolism. When someone eats too little for too long, their metabolic rate […]

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Pull the Slack Out

Posted on Sep 8, 21

“Pull the Slack Out” is a cue used prior to lifting a bar off the ground in a deadlift, clean, snatch etc. This cue is for once you have your stance, grip and position set and you are ready to create tension on the bar. You want to create the tension through your body by […]

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Re-Evaluating Failure

Posted on Sep 5, 21

Most of us have had the experience of failing in a workout. Not the finishing slower than you wanted too or getting tired, I’m talking about missing a lift. When you get under the barbell to attempt for that PR attempt, and you fail. You gave the lift your all and did not make it. […]

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Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas

Posted on Sep 3, 21

INGREDIENTS 2medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces 1 1/2cup blueberries 1/4cup honey, or agave 1cup uncooked quick oats* 1/4cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/2tsp baking powder 3/4tsp cinnamon pinchof salt 1cup fat free milk, or any milk you desire 1egg 1tsp vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ ceramic […]

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Are You Recovering Enough?

Posted on Sep 2, 21

Here are some signs that you are not getting enough recovery time: -You feel sore ALL the time.  It’s normal to be sore for 1-2 days or after starting a new program but it should not be all the time. -You are restless at night. When you are training hard and cannot sleep it will […]

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Cycling Toes to Bar

Posted on Aug 31, 21

As you want to develop your toes to bar a good cue to think of is “Tap, shoot, release” This means that once your toes touch the bar you need to be in position to actively reset (shoot) to the arch position. This allows you to reload for the next rep.   Tap- Toes tap […]

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