Posts in Training
Setting an Active Example

More than one-third of adult Americans are overweight. This likely doesn’t surprise you, as it’s a statistic that is shared frequently in public service announcements and federal-funded campaigns to promote physical activity. What may surprise you, however, is that the general health of our children is not far behind. According to the CDC, one in six children are obese and 55% of children don’t meet the minimum requirement for physical activity.

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What's In Your Gym Bag?

Equipment doesn’t make or break an athlete, but everyone has the essentials that work for them. Each gym bag is packed uniquely and often reflects both the goals and the personality of the person carrying it. We went to some of the Fit Crew coaches and owners to find out what their go to’s were- from mobility equipment and training gear, to the snacks and supplements that get them through a long day at work.

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Externing with Fit Crew

In mid May, I took an externship at a local gym: Fit Crew. In one week, I learned the ins and outs of owning, maintaining, and regulating a gym. I was fortunate enough to have this opportunity and I definitely appreciated it. From opening the gym to closing the gym, I had a very eye-opening experience. I was given the hospitality of the staff and the guidance of Niels and Andrew. Day by day, I would see people train extremely hard with literally every client leaving drenched with sweat and joy. All in all, this experience was very insightful and I want to thank Fit Crew Bradenton for such an opportunity.

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How to Eat and Train to be Ready for a Competition

Resting before a competition is a delicate balance, more so than people seem to think or realize. If you spend too much time resting and inactive, your body will respond negatively and you will have reduced energy levels and delayed response time to the intensity of the workouts you will put it through in a competition setting. On the other hand, inadequate rest will cause you to go into a competition sore and fatigued, effectively shutting your body down from overuse. Different athletes respond differently to higher volume training, and many of you will have an idea by now of how you respond to multiple workouts in a week.

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