Battling with Battle Ropes

The battle ropes are another great way to challenge your upper body muscular endurance and aerobic capacity! They can be used as an exercise within a strength circuit or you can complete the rope exercises within their own interval set. While using the ropes try to stay relaxed, keep your core engaged, and don’t forget […]

Equipment We Love- Lifting with Specialty Bars!

Trap/Hex Bar (60lbs)- If you haven’t used these bars for your deadlifts before, they can really be helpful to improve your form. Having the plates set out to the side and the bar surrounding your body will load the weight into your core more directly, making you use the back of your legs/glutes for the movement. As […]

Equipment We Love- Training Your Lats!

Our new rig allows for a lot of different attachments as discussed in our previous post. We have a few more larger pieces that will specifically help you work on engaging your latissimus dorsi muscle (lats) through scapular retraction and pull-up training. Rings– Like the TRX, this is a great tool to use for rows, […]

Equipment We Love- Rig Attachments

Last week’s post was with regard to the stall bar racks and some stretching/activation exercises that can be done with them. This week, another even larger addition to the new fitness center has some different offerings for you! There are quite a few attachments for the rig that can help you with your strengthening exercises […]

Equipment We Love- The Stall Bars

In this month’s four-part series, we’ll be learning about some of the new equipment in the renovated performance center! We purchased some of the best equipment to help you meet your goals. We have two sets of stall bars, which, when you look at them, you may wonder, “what is this torture device for?!” Well, […]

Meet Jon!

Hello! My name is Jon.  I grew up in Needham, MA, originally born in Chicago.  I graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland where I obtained my degree in Exercise Science B.S. and ACSM certification in Exercise Physiology. I have been a baseball player for all my life and plan to continue to do so for […]

Do you ‘Kombucha?’

You have probably heard of this fermented drink that’s been getting lots of attention lately and wondering, is this something I need? You may think you need it and may see people just like you walking around in yoga pants or with their gym bag taking a swig (while likely wincing at the taste). You’re […]