You might think that I am a little bit early but really, Christmas is in less than one month and that month for many people is one of the most stressful months in the year. This is due to many different reasons. A lot of...

It is time to say thank you, at least for me it is. In Germany Thanksgiving does not really play a role and even here it seems to be controversial with some folks. People mention settlers and Indians and what not. To me it does not...

Are you having problems getting your nutrition under control? Welcome to the world of losing weight, gaining weight or just being in top shape for your sport. Nutrition is the key to everything. You will find out quickly that no matter what you want to accomplish,...

In our personal training studio we find again and again, that people are challenged to squat and deadlift. Today, we are going to talk about the hip hinge. The squat although a knee dominant movement is still dependent on a proper hip hinge movement. What does...

Hey guys, this is an awesome smoothie recipe and gives you about 2 litres of green smoothie. You need a high powered blender.   2 Mangos, peeled and de kerneled or 3to 4 peaches 1 Orange 1 Apple or seasonal fruit 16 oz of water Kale + Salad Spring Mix + Wheatgrass and / or...

Alright everyone, We have a huge announcement to make. We at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting are now offering compression garment for our clients. The compression gear comes with some huge benefits. It improves your blood circulation by directing blood flow from capillaries to blood vessels,...

It does not matter what your passion is. If you run, do martial arts, lift weights, it really does not matter. Some things will get you better and some things, well they will get you first hurt, then X (insert slow, weak, whatever is that...

You fell off the wagon with your nutrition and the wagon is nowhere to be seen? How many of you have had that experience? I have personal training clients tell me: “Michael, I am just tired and don’t want to count calories, anymore. I don’t want...

Were you aware that exercise helps your brain? Yep, it sure does. There are several studies out there that describe this in detail. Here is what you need to know: Exercise boosts brain power, studies show that exercise improves circulation to the brain. That little fact is...

Guest post by: Nick Outlaw Nick is a CES, Corrective Exercise Specialist, who is the owner of OutlawFit LLC Now is a great time to be alive!  We live in a moment when most, if not all legitimate, experts in Exercise Science agree on something.  They agree...

Hey guys, we have a people ask our personal trainers  over and over on how to lose weight without losing muscle mass. It does not matter if you are male or female. Strength training is an integral part of your program, if not the most...

Good morning, It is the end of the recovery week from the Iron Mountain Trail Run. My wife and I drove up there on Friday, August 31st. We wanted to check out the site and enjoy the race instead of driving in the middle of the...