Friday, August 28, 2015

Wall Of Fame

Over the last four years, 80 clients have earned a spot on the HTS Wall of Fame.  While the actual wall has come down, the Wall of Fame will live on right here on the blog!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A New HTS female Bench Press Record!

Congratulations, Brittany, for setting a new bench press personal best and a HTS female bench press record this week!  She bested her previous personal best of 127 pounds.  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Clearing Up Some of the Myths of Proper Running Shoe Selection

Where do you turn for advice for selecting your running shoes?  Often, we will get fitted by "experts" at a retail store, or take the word of a manufacturer about why the properties of a certain shoe design are best for you.   These "motion-correcting" shoes are often more expensive than other models, and that cost is justified by the belief they will help us prevent running injuries.  However, many of these claims are not based on good research, just speculation and product marketing.  

There is now a growing body of biomechanical research that indicates that these "motion-correcting" shoes do not help prevent running injuries, as claimed.  Preventing foot pronation and heel striking with motion-controlling shoes don't help prevent injuries.  But, the research does support the idea that proper fitting/best feeling shoes for our unique feet can help.  

As much as shoes that fit you well can help keep your feet healthier, over-use injuries will still happen.  Our bodies are all different in the amount of stress and strain they can handle.  We need to develop/maintain leg/foot strength, stability, and range of motion; and listen to our bodies.  

The next time you are in the market for new running shoes, forget about having the "experts" fit you with shoes they want to sell you, and try on five or six different brands/styles and take them for a test walk/run to see which ones fit and feel the best for your unique feet!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 Kettlebell Snatch Competition Results

Yesterday marked the end of our week-long kettlebell snatch competition.  Twenty seven clients trained and competed in the two minute competition.  Clients competed against the criteria of 400kg(women) /700kg (men) total weight lifted to earn a gold star or their picture on the HTS Wall of Fame.  Twenty five clients reached that criteria, including Laura and Heather earning their picture pictures on the Wall of Fame!

Congratulations to Brent and Meagan, the overall winners for the men and women divisions, respectively.  

We also divided all the competing clients up into four geographic teams: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast.  Congratulations to the Northwest team for compiling the highest team total.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Recognition of Training Consistency for April 2015

Walking through the front door consistently is and will always be the hardest exercise for all of us.  Making your fitness training a priority and being consistent with it, even with life's ups and downs, is paramount.  That is why it is important to recognize not only client's PRs, but also those who make the commitment and train consistently (you'll also see the strong correlation between the two).  Here are the clients who trained at HTS seven or more times in April of 2015:

Jill P
Chris G