1210, 2017

Should You Be Using Machines?

By |October 12th, 2017|Collaboration, Fitness|0 Comments

This is a collaboration article with the fitness professional,  John Hall of John Hall Studios.
If you were to walk into any fitness facility, most likely you will see a combination of machines and free weights. You will notice that some people only use machines and some people just use free weights. I have personally noticed that a lot of people rely heavily on machines when working out because that is what they see on social media. It is essential to be able to do exercises in less stable situations because it will be more helpful in everyday life.

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My coach, John, recommends against using certain types of machines, for example, the leg press machine. The reason given is that the strength gains will not transfer to a less stable environment (they are less “functional”), where some degree of balance is required. Specific machines will make you bigger and stronger, but they don’t train the normal human movement patterns that are necessary to move.


1303, 2017

John Hall Studios Chicago Bootcamp

By |March 13th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Hey You!
Looking to get fit by summer?
Summer is so close. Get those summer bodies right and tight!

A lot of people ask me about the studio where I train. I’ve been going to John Hall Studios in the heart of the West Loop. For the month of April, you can join the Spring Bootcamp session for only […]

1301, 2017

8 Professional Tips For A Flatter Stomach

By |January 13th, 2017|Fitness|14 Comments

8 Professional Tips For A Flatter Stomach
Original article written by Sherwood Grant, ISSA Certified, Professional Fitness & Health Trainer. Paraphrased and edited by Sara.

“Endless abdominal machines, crunch boards, sit-up devices, and tortuous torso routines promise flat bellies and chiseled abs. Hardly a one of them worth a damn, mainly because their makers show little understanding of human anatomy.”

– Dr. Michael Colgan, Fitness Expert
1. Nutrition

Nutrition is the most important component to achieving a flat stomach. Nothing is more important than food.