Category Archives: Fitness Advice

Why is Recovery Important?

Why is Recovery Important?

By Jennifer Smirl CPT, Me Fitness Fitness Director

Recovery and rest are critical components of any successful training program. They are also a very underutilized way to enhance performance. Most athletes know that getting enough rest after exercise is essential to high-level performance, but many still over train and feel guilty when they take a day off. The body repairs and strengthens itself in the time between workouts, and continuous training.
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Women & Lifting

Women & Lifting 

By: Adison Pigg

As a woman, I know that lifting weights at the gym can be intimidating. I started weight training a little over a year ago and remember my first day in Oregon State University’s weight room. I was familiar with the cardio equipment and had only worked with dumbbells and barbells in group fitness classes. I was taking a resistance training course at the time and knew it would be.
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To Workout or Stay Home? Cold Season and the Gym!

Gym Etiquette When Exercising With a Cold

Being sick is not fun. It's understandable when faced with a cold that you want to move or sweat it out a little or feeling as though you do not want to lose momentum in your current fitness routine. When recovering from a sickness and considering a gym visit, it is important to make sure you are thinking of others. Cold or no cold, those around you are left without.
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