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Peach Performance

Let’s talk about your peach (aka your butt) and how integral it is to running performance. Your butt is comprised of 3 gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus. They’re commonly referred to together as “the glutes.” It’s difficult to ascertain which exercises target which of the 3 muscles, as it varies depending on several factors. What can be determined is whether an exercise targets the upper or lower subdivision of the glutes, or both (like the hip thrust). The glutes are either directly or indirectly connected to your lower and upper back, your…

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Making Exercise a Lifestyle

If you’re struggling with how to fit exercise into your hectic schedule, here are some tips to get you started. #1: Schedule it in your calendar. If you have a specific time set aside for exercise instead of just waiting to “see if you have time,” you’re more likely to get it done. Look at your calendar and plan which days and times you can consistently commit to each week. If you pencil in a run every Tuesday, strength training on Thursday, and a yoga class on Saturday, then exercise will become a normal part of your routine. #2:…

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Why hire an online personal trainer?

The concept of an online personal trainer is relatively new, and it can seem a bit foreign at first. How can I workout without someone next to me telling me what to do? Well the Internet is pretty amazing, and since we can now order groceries online to be delivered to our door (total game-changer, am I right?!), we can use online services to make our fitness lives easier, too. If you’ve ever belonged to a “big-box” gym, well-known chains with multiple locations, and you’ve sought out personal training, you know that you have to choose from among the…

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