Feb. 3 2012
How do you get clients to eat right? That is one of the toughest questions that trainers face throughout their career. As a studio owner and former editor of PFP, I've spoken with countless trainers and... View More
Feb. 3 2012
Whether you’re a professional athlete, peewee football player, ballet dancer or “weekend warrior,” you probably know what it’s like to run out of steam during exercise. Maybe, you... View More
Jan. 25 2012
Do you drink coffee? Diet soda? Red Bull? Tea? If so, you are a "user." And caffeine is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Aside from giving a morning pick-me-up, the use of caffeine to enhance... View More
Skater squat (start)
Jan. 20 2012
Research has shown that strengthening the gluteus medius is clearly an essential way to reduce anterior knee pain and improve pelvic stability and function. The exercise I am sharing today is useful for... View More
Snow Angel (start)
Dec. 26 2011
This is the fourth and final exercise in my current series addressing scapular dysfunction. Today's exercise may seem rather simple, but it is effective yet challenging for many due to muscular imbalances... View More
Wall Slide Shrug (1)
Dec. 1 2011
As I mentioned in the previous two columns, impaired movement of the scapula places more stress on the glenohumeral joint. Dysfunctional movement is common with shoulder pain and impingement. Another dysfunction... View More
Quadruped Rocking (start)
Nov. 18 2011
Scapular winging and tilting is a common problem in many clients. This can be the result of long thoracic nerve palsy, tightness in the pec minor, weakness in the serratus anterior, excessive thoracic... View More
Scapular Mini Band Adduction (1)_0
Nov. 4 2011
Shoulder impingement and scapular dysfunction are common issues that plague many clients. Research indicates that certain muscles tend to dominate others while other muscles fatigue easily leading to faulty... View More
Side Plank w Hip ABD
Oct. 17 2011
It is no secret that improving hip strength and stability is an important part of any corrective exercise strategy as well as general training program. With limited time in training sessions, it is important... View More
Oct. 1 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Note: This exercise can be done in an inclined or... View More
Sept. 15 2011
Another installment in a series of exercises featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that promotes shoulder, core and hip stability. Execution: Begin in a push-up position with the BOSU... View More
Sept. 8 2011
In the second of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates another exercise that challenges the hips and core. Note: This is an advanced core and hip strengthening exercise. Clients... View More
Sept. 2 2011
When it comes to lasting calorie burn, vigorous-intensity exercise could be the gift that keeps on giving. New research published today by the American College of Sports Medicine reports that a 45-minute... View More
Aug. 25 2011
Many popular marathons take place in the Fall, making late summer "crunch time" for marathon training. John Rachoy, DPM, a board certified Indiana podiatrist at Medical Specialists Department of Podiatry,... View More
Aug. 17 2011
In the first of a series of exercise featuring BOSU, Brian demonstrates an exercise that challenges the hips and core in terms of anti-rotation strengthening and stability. It may look easy, but... View More
Aug. 4 2011
Teaching middle-school children about nutrition and exercise and encouraging them to watch less TV can save the health care system a substantial amount of money, suggests an economic analysis from Children's... View More
Psoas Manipulation (1)
Aug. 3 2011
In the latest issue of Functionally Fit, Brian takes aim at the psoas muscle. This muscle can tighten up in runners, cyclists, swimmers and those who sit frequently during the day, leading to back pain,... View More
Aug. 1 2011
K rill oil has made quite asplash in the supplement world, but is it alljust marketing and hype or is there science to support its use?Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans that contain the healthyomega-3... View More
Aug. 1 2011
We live in a country obsessed with weight! The statistics show that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese with nearly one-third falling into the obese category. As personal trainers, you see... View More
Aug. 1 2011
My first experience with corporatefitness was whenI was speaking with oneof my clients about howmany of his employeesdid not exercise much orfelt they couldn't afford a private personal trainer. Isuggested... View More