Feedback Day

Are you ready for the big day? The big Feedback Day that is… Saturday March 4th is your day to let us know about anything that has been on your mind! We will be recording your input and using it to better our products and services. Do you want to know why Feedback is so important? Here are 5 reasons: Feedback is always there. Feedback is effective listening. Feedback can motivate. Feedback can improve performance. Feedback is a tool…

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

How to calculate your Macros  It seems like every social media platform is trying to sell us on the newest and latest diet, weight loss pill, or magical teatox, when in reality it comes to calories in vs. calories out. What this means is if your maintenance level of calories is 2500 in order for you to lose weight you would need to eat less than 2500. If you ate 500 calories less you would be in a caloric…

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Tempo (4-0-1-0)

What is Tempo? Tempo is the amount of time it takes to complete an entire repetition. More then likely, if you have never studied it you probably don’t know what it is. It’s the most underutilized technique when it comes to lifting and should never be overlooked if you plan on increasing your strength, size, and athletic performance. By using a tempo for any given exercise you place tension on your muscles, which is called “Time Under Tension or…

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The Deadlift is a great posterior chain exercise that will build strength and improve your body composition. There are many variations of deadlifting, by incorporating different lifts, you’ll continue to improve strength, prevent boredom, and stay injury free. Conventional Deadlifts: During this lift the primary movers are the glutes, hamstrings, and quads; but the calves and the upper and lower back play a very important role in making the movement complete. This variation of the deadlift is challenging and…

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Bio Signature

Many people wonder why measuring your body fat is so important, at Gym Rats, we take it a step further by practicing Bio Signature which is a 12 site body fat measurement as well as overall body functionality assessment. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function, and more. By assessing these potential imbalances, we can determine how to properly breakdown body fat with…

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Farmer’s Walk

The farmer’s walk is a great unilateral exercise that helps address muscular imbalances especially in the posterior chain (backside). When performing this exercise correctly you’ll improve the strength of your core, shoulders, grip, forearms, and rhomboids. We also use this exercise to help strengthen the VMO (vastus medialias oblique) or teardrop-shaped muscle on the quad that keeps your knee stable. Strengthening the VMO will help improve your running speed for distance and short sprints. Another benefit of the farmer’s…

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Pack The Gym

Don’t miss out on a chance to win a MONTH FREE! Saturday, Jan 14th, invite your family and friends to come see why we’ve been voted best Health Club 3 years in a row. Class is completely free to all guests with no obligation to sign up. The member who brings the most guests will win a FREE month of boot camp… AND the winners guests will also receive 2 weeks free. Its that simple!!! Boot Camp classes are…

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“Pull-Ups” The King of Upper Body

When people talk about the squat or deadlift they usually say it’s the KING of all exercises. Which is true when it comes to recruiting the most muscles in a compound movement, the squat and deadlift both target a majority of your lower half like your quads and hamstrings while still engaging your core, upper back and calves. Now if you wanted the most bang for your buck in an upper body movement, would you choose a bicep curl…

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Increase Core Strength!

Check out Denise Gym Rats Fit PT client and Member performing a pike push-up while elevated on a swiss ball. This exercise requires a lot of core strength and balance and is a great variation to try if your looking to improve your push-ups, balance and wash board abs!! Great job Denise

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