Year in Review: Here Are a Few of My Favorites from 2020

Year in Review: Here Are a Few of My Favorites from 2020

Deciding how to end this very unusual year, on my website, wasn't easy. In hopes of starting an annual tradition, I created a "Year in Review" article. Looking back, I've tried many new things this year: fabulous, good, bad, and ugly... This post highlights the best of the best, those that were the most useful, user friendly, tasty, or enjoyable. Enough so that they earned a spot among my all-time favorites. Some were stumbled upon, others gifted, and a few were purchased, based on recommendations or reviews.

Active Recovery vs Rest Days: Which is Better for Runners?

Active Recovery vs Rest Days: Which is Better for Runners?

Take rest days if you want to, but they're not mandatory for successful training or injury prevention. That said, you shouldn't continue to push your body day after day. When your running back-to-back, you need to be smart about it by adjusting your intensity. If you are training more than 3 days per week, some days should be easy, sometimes you should go slowly.

Balanced Fitness Programs Combine Strength and HIIT

Balanced Fitness Programs Combine Strength and HIIT

TJ specializes in mobility and injury prevention, something he has known he would do since he broke his femur in the 6th grade. He has had rehabilitation following multiple sports related injuries throughout his life. Because he knows what it’s like to be injured, TJ focuses on keeping his clients safe while providing awesome exercise programs that cater to their unique goals.

Tom Carroll’s Yoga Journey, On and Beyond the Mat

Tom Carroll’s Yoga Journey, On and Beyond the Mat

There are multiple layers of complexity within yoga. On the one hand, there are poses that are physically challenging to any yogi. On the other hand, the holding of poses for longer periods of time can be mentally and emotionally challenging. Poses may be physically difficult because they require a great deal of strength, balance, flexibility, or quick movements from pose to pose. The faster a participant moves through a sequence, the more demanding it is.