Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving day could be seen as the official kick-off of the Holiday Season. We can use this time to regenerate energy spent during the rest of the year and spend more time with family. We also cherish the great food that is so … [Read more]

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning is something you hear a lot about in gyms and from personal trainers, but I personally think it is oversold to an unsuspecting general population. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines human conditioning as a form of learning … [Read more]

Focus on exercise posture

We can't talk about functional training without the concept of alignment. All exercise movements have three distinct phases -  set-up, execution and recovery. Proper alignment, or posture, must be maintained though out all three phases. This is the … [Read more]

Does your gym focus on YOU?

Most gyms and health clubs fall into the "jack-of-all-trades" category, trying to train anyone and everyone. A recent industry magazine, PFP, focused on the evolution of niche-focused training. The obstacle most people face when selecting a personal … [Read more]

Exercise as Practice

Practice can be defined as the "repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it". You hear it in sports all the time , and in places like the yoga or martial arts studio, PRACTICE. While the … [Read more]

What is Functional Training?

Functional Training is a method of exercise specific to a clients' activities of daily living and their movement and postural compensations and asymmetries. We basically address the effects of lifestyle, i.e. sitting in front of a computer for long … [Read more]

The importance of a Personal Trainer

I often hear from clients that a friend or family member asks them why they have a Personal Trainer, or Personal Fitness Coach, as we refer to ourselves at Better Bodies. As the world of fitness continues to morph and become redefined, one place … [Read more]