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A Higher Degree of Health & Wellness

    Perfect Form for Common Strength Moves

    make sure you're doing it right before you do it repeatedly!

    We get it, you like the Group Exercise classes. Whether it's the energy of the crowd, the music, the inspiring instructor, the choreography, or all of the above, the group classes are your happy place when it comes to working out. We love them too! But, are you doing all the standard moves safely and efficiently?

    Full Body Exercises for Full Workouts in Less Time!

    MORE MUSCLES WORKED, LESS TIME

    How-to videos below!

    We've all been there, not enough time to do the workout we need. Let's face it, we don't all have time for "leg day" every week! Some days, we're lucky to even make it to the gym. So, how do you make the most of the time that you did manage to salvage for the gym?

    What's the Deal with Caffeine before Work-outs?

    Waking up for an early morning workout or waiting until after work to exercise can be equally exhausting.  Feeling sluggish going into a workout could limit the results of the session. Moderate caffeine intake is an easy way to boost energy and see more results from exercise.

    Does Fasting Help Burn Fat?

    FACT OR FICTION: EXERCISING IN A FASTED STATE BURNS FAT?


    There is a circulating theory that exercising in a fasted state (empty stomach) will cause the body to burn more fat than in a fed state (eating at least 3 hours before exercise).  This theory is very attractive to people wanting to lose weight, burn fat, and tone up.  However, multiple studies show this approach to be counterproductive to losing fat and building muscle.  In fact, most studies do not a find a difference in fat loss between fed and fasted state groups.

    What Are Coaches Really Looking for at Tryouts?

    Tryouts for fall sports will be here in a month! What is going to make an athlete stand out at the try-outs and get them a spot on the team?

    Functional Training for Athletic Performance

    Hi, it's Zach from UNRIVALED Sports Performance at CLM. Summer is a great time for athletes to explore what can be done during the off-season to be better next year! One key component of training (off-season AND during season) is functional training. This applies to all athletes at any age!

    Preventing the Four Most Common Sports Injuries

    Summer is in full bloom, and that often means a change in our routines. Whether it is more recreational time for yourself, a vow to get in better shape (maybe by taking up a new activity?), or you're between seasons in your sport of choice, we all tend to play more in the summer and move differently. This seems like a good time to open the discussion on sports injuries and how to prevent them.

    Foam Rolling: The Drug-Free Pain Reliever

    foam rolling: better workouts, less pain

    How to videos below!

    You’ve finally gotten to the gym after a long day of sitting at a desk. Good news… you’re here! Bad news… you’re stiff. The best way to relieve this stiffness and prepare for exercise is to start a foam rolling routine. Please help yourself to a buffet of foam rollers in our foundations room, turf room, and second floor pilates studio. Can't spend that much time at the Club? Purchase your own to use at home from any sporting goods store.

    Keeping a Healthy Routine during Vacation

    Whether it's Spring Break, Summer Vacation, or an extended weekend get-a-way at the shore, time off from our routine always presents a challenge in sticking with healthy habits. 

    To avoid this common vacation pitfall, two of our favorite fitness experts – Personal Trainer Jessica Rudloff and Group Exercise Director Dori Nugent – share their thoughts on how to use this time to keep up our healthy routines or even start new ones!