Matrix Fitness A50 Ascent Trainer with XIR Touch Screen Console, Product Review

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XIR Console Review

by December 7th, 2018

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XIR Console – Review The Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer is a step above an elliptical. The incline allows for total lower body engagement, not just quad engagement like most ellipticals. It also has a very natural motion that does not hurt the knees. Some of the 1st generation ellipticals are […]

Home Gym Review - Hoist Fitness V Express Home Gym

Hoist V Express Home Gym – Review

by December 6th, 2018

Hoist V Express Home Gym – Review The Hoist V Express Home Gym is the home gym for everyone in the family. It allows for someone just starting out with strength training all the way to the seasoned gym goer. It’s footprint takes up less space than your average bench press making it ideal for […]

Functional Training at Home, Johnson Fitness & Wellness

How To Set Up Functional Training At Home

by December 5th, 2018

How to do Functional Training at home | Part 2 of 2 Good, Better, Best — Which home gym setup is right for you?  Good: Once you’ve got the right space in your home, you will probably want to consider investing in at least one piece of cardiovascular equipment, as well as mapping an outside running route that […]

Gratitude Can Change Your Life - Celebrate and Be Thankful

Gratitude Can Change Your Life

by November 22nd, 2018

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As we celebrate, many of us will pause to share with others something for which we are thankful. While this simple tradition is a wonderful reminder of the reason for our celebration, it may also have lasting benefits for our mental health. Drawing on her research with thousands of […]

How-to Do Functional Fitness at Home

Functional Fitness at Home

by November 20th, 2018

How to do Functional Fitness at Home – Part 1 of 2 Emphasizing functional but constantly varied workouts, functional fitness is a serious force in fitness today. While competitive athletes complete grueling and extreme workouts, these workouts are also scalable for all levels and can be implemented in a home gym setting. Is Functional Training for you? […]

6 Strength Exercises You Should Be Doing to Boost Your Workout

6 Strength Exercises You Should Be Doing

by November 16th, 2018

As you all hopefully know by now, there’s much more to strength training than bicep curls and leg extensions! If you do, however, find yourself stuck in an outdated strength routine, it’s time to take a look at some strength exercises that will give your time in the gym a big boost. Whether you’re a […]

Black Friday Treadmill Deals 2018

Black Friday Treadmill Deals

by November 15th, 2018

We can’t believe the 2018 holiday shopping season is here! Black Friday isn’t until Friday, November 23rd, but the Black Friday deals for 2018 have already begun. So, how do you know which ones are the best? If you have a treadmill or other fitness equipment on your list, we’ll help you figure out what […]

Goblet Squats to Take Your Workouts to the Next Level

What is your Fitness Routine Missing? The Goblet Squat

by November 12th, 2018

This is the first in a series of exercises I will share that may not be well-known or commonly done, but are highly recommended as part of a well-rounded functional fitness routine. First up is the Goblet Squat. Dan John, who happens to be one of my favorite strength coaches and authors, has long been […]

Proper Squat Technique

How To Do A Proper Squat

by November 9th, 2018

The Ultimate Total Body Exercise: If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results fast, look no further than the squat exercise. Squats are the one exercise that should be a part of everyone’s routine, as they’re relatively simple to perform, and can be done just about anywhere. More importantly, […]

Matrix R50 Exercise Bike with XIR Console - Product Review

Matrix R50 Recumbent Exercise Bike with XIR Console – Product Review

by November 7th, 2018

Matrix R50 Recumbent Bike with XIR Console – Review by Nick Gregory, Fitness Consultant in Woodbridge, VA The Matrix R50XIR is an investment in quality. It emulates the Commercial Gym experience, while being personalized to facilitate your preferred training style. It’s easy to track your workouts with ViaFit, which syncs to top Fitness Apps like […]

CSA haul recipe potato wedges with truffle oil

CSA Haul Recipe of the Week: Crispy Potato Wedges with Truffle Oil

by November 6th, 2018

Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than some good old-fashioned fried potatoes. Ordering fries at a fast food place may be easier, but making your own potato wedges can be surprisingly satisfying. On top of being healthier than fast food fries, making your own wedges means that you can doctor it up with better ingredients and seasonings. […]

How-to Build Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility and Mobility

by November 2nd, 2018

Flexibility and mobility are fairly common terms in today’s fitness world–and I’m sure a good majority of you have heard these words in relation to your own workouts. While both have a very important place in fitness (especially when you are first starting out on a fitness program) people often mistake flexibility and mobility as […]