1. Sticking to Your Fitness Routine During the Winter

    Rain. Cold. Bulk. Vacation. Chilly. Soup. Holidays. Break. Comfort. Wind. These are all words that come to mind when I look out the windows of the gym and see the grey skies indicative of a  coming storm. Halloween through New Year’s Day is what we have the pleasure of calling the “holiday seas…Read More

  2. THE HEALTHIEST KIND OF ROLLING

    You know the foam roller that’s just collecting dust in the corner of your bedroom? Originally you bought it for a reason. It might have been to help loosen tight hips, it might have been some butt stuff or maybe you just got it because someone told you it’s gonna help. Whatever the reason you g…Read More

  3. A CRUDE AWAKENING

    My grandfather, Kozo Hamanaka has been through alot in his 96 years on this Earth. I think about all that I’ve lived through my 30 years… and I can’t even begin to imagine the things he’s heard or the stuff he’s seen. From legit having an icebox for a refrigerator or having to escape the c…Read More

  4. TODAY IS THE DAY!

    Mike here. I’ve been toying around with the idea of starting a weekly blog and this is my first shot at it. It’s going to be a little rough around the edges but as with anything, you get better with time and practice. Shoot, I could barely bench press 95 pounds when I started the journey into fi…Read More

  5. WHAT IS HIIT? AND WHY SHOULD I BE DOING IT?

    High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a type of workout that, like it sounds, will kick your butt. The benefits to this style of training are numerous, the most important being INSANE calorie burn in a minimal amount of time! Perfect for you, cuz you have WAY better things to do than spend 2 ho…Read More

  6. MY BODY HURTS. IS THIS NORMAL?

    Possibly, you’re using this term wrong. If you’re new to working out (or working out this hard) your body will be ‘sore’ from what scientist’s and researchers call delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), while they don’t exactly know what the causes this phenomenon it is our belief that th…Read More

  7. HOW MUCH SHOULD I WORK OUT?

    There is a limit to how much and how hard you should push your body. It’s different for everybody so depending on your fitness and conditioning level, you have to be the one to gauge what’s too much. In general, 3-5 classes/week should be within your range. But as always, we can modify the inten…Read More