Starting that new year’s resolution

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great christmas and is prepared for a brand new year in a few days. This is one of favorite times of the year, as we are soon going to see the gym flooded with brand new individuals that looking to cash in on those new year’s resolutions they […]

By |December 30th, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Screaming at Supplements #1! :Creatine

Well, one holiday down, one even bigger one to go.  I have been receiving a bunch of current intrigue from a few of my training clients regarding different supplements as we sell a plethora of them here at X-Factor Fitness in Highland and you never know what may end up filling your stocking this Friday […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pains, soreness and cures: Understanding the Kinetic Chain concept

As trainers and strength and conditioning coaches, we constantly get these awesome questions from clients and people in the gym saying “I have pain right Here (points to random body part), what can I do to make it better?” Now, as a trainer or strength coach this is usually a conundrum as one, we are […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pains, soreness, and cures: understanding the Kinetic Chain concept

As trainers and strength and conditioning coaches, we constantly get these awesome questions from clients and people in the gym saying “I have pain right Here (points to random body part), what can I do to make it better?” Now, as a trainer or strength coach this is usually a conundrum as one, we are […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Members-Only Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In development: Constantly changing as a trainer and coach

If you know me personally you know when people meet me and ask what I do I often tell them I’m a Strength and Conditioning coach. Now this isn’t to sound snobby, or make myself seem better and superior to others. Its strictly two fold: A) I’m a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and B) […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Temptations Blog

Here is a guest post by Phoenix’s Registered Dietitian Larissa Habing!  Just a few quick tips to help you throughout the holiday season with all those delicious sweets and options around you.

Holiday Temptations

The Holiday season is challenging for everyone. We lose sleep wrapping gifts after the kids go to bed, we stress over the finances […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working out with Christy and Kyle

I began working out with Christy, one of our personal trainers here in Swansea, Tuesday of last week, November 24th. Christy is an amazing person. Until last week I loved her as a person, but after working out with her, I now love her as a trainer as well. She is strong, motivated, cheerful, uplifting […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changing the face of Women’s Fitness

Well I was recently listening to a Podcast interview (check out the Fitcast by Kevin Larabee) with Lou Schuler about his new book Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life (yes, I’ll most likely be buying this or asking for it for christmas(update: I have it and Scott […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Phoenix Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Metabolic Resistance Training: Why you should be doing it for Weight loss

CAUTION!!!!! SCIENCE AHEAD!

Okay well some marginal science, I’ll keep it to a minimum, and very casual. I’ll go more Bill Nye the science guy than Stephen Hawking.

 

So, a little background to energy systems for exercise. The human body uses 3 main systems for energy in order to power bodily systems. When looking at exercise we […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Workout session 11/12/15

Today was my 3rd FULL personal training session with Kyle at our Swansea location. Well, I guess technically, our second cause he was sick one week, but I still did my work out when he wasnt here.

I finished working out about an hour ago and I’m still BEAT!!!! I am already a little sore and […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments