4 Simple Activities to Start Improving Your Fitness Today

Improving Your Fitness

One of the biggest questions or concerns we hear as personal trainers is how to start improving your fitness when you don’t know where to start. Whether you are a gym novice or decades-old veteran who has gotten out of your fitness pattern, you can make healthy habits part of your life through small but […]

Afraid of Looking Bulky? 5 Real Benefits of Weight Training for Women

As a strength coach at a small personal training boutique, I get the opportunity to train a lot of women looking to improve their physique, health markers, and habits. Oftentimes, my novice female clients who are just starting out in our gym lifting weights will express that they really don’t want to get bulky, so […]

THE 3 AB EXERCISES YOU NEED TO AVOID

The Ab Exercises You Shouldn't Be Doing

Not all exercises are created equal, especially when it comes to choosing ab exercises for strengthening our core muscles. Core work should be part of your daily routine whether you want a chiseled six-pack or not, because our abdominal muscles are major players in stabilizing our body throughout all movement.  When choosing from the plethora […]

8+ Travel Workout Strategies to Fight Off the Holiday Pounds This Year

With the holiday season right around the corner, all the parties, family gatherings, and festive foods, you might be fretting thinking about how to keep the winter weight from adding up. Fear not! Working out while you’re traveling (or away from the gym) is the best way to offset a few extra sweets and calories. […]

Why 1:1 Personal Training is a Waste of Your Time and Money

Are you ready for an unpopular opinion? Buckle up! You’re wasting your precious resources (time and money) on 1:1 personal training.  …and this is coming from a certified personal trainer. But bear with me, I think you’ll find yourself agreeing by the end of the article. Fortunately, at Progressive Performance we offer a wide range […]

FITNESS AFTER QUARANTINE: WHAT WE’RE DOING TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY

The health, fitness, and safety of our clients is our number one priority. We consider our PP Community family, and family looks out for one another. We’re taking the guidelines given to us by our state government and the CDC, and pushing them even further to make sure that we keep our community’s health and […]

ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS: 7 COMMON MYTHS YOU SHOULDN’T BELIEVE

Women get bulky from lifting Carbs make you fat Fruit has too much sugar  Eating late at night makes you fat  You need cardio to lose weight You can out exercise a bad diet Intermittent fasting is magic for fat loss These are all common things that I hear from not only new clients, but […]

SQUATS: EVERY ONE IS NOT ALIKE

Have you ever wondered why when everyone in the gym is squatting, each squat set up and execution looks slightly different? Why does the person under the bar next to you have such a wide stance and their toes turned out? Or, perhaps you wondered why you can’t quite seem to sink your posterior down […]

THE IMPORTANT ROLE COMMUNITY PLAYS IN ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS

Community is an extremely compelling reason to continue any activity. Whether it’s a good habit or a bad one, a welcoming community that you identify with will keep you doing what you are doing longer.  In this instance we are talking about fitness and it being easier to achieve those goals with a community of […]