Strength Training as a Sleep Aid

by Jordan Thomson

The Importance of Sleep & How Strength Training Can Improve It As we get older, it becomes more challenging to bounce back after we don’t get a good night’s sleep. We have so many demands on our time—jobs, family, errands—not to mention finding the time to relax and have fun. To fit everything in, we […]

From No Accountability to Consistently Exercising

by Jordan Thomson

From No Accountability to Consistently Exercising Lori Zalewski, 55, looked to gain strength and maintain her activity levels. Her father-in-law recently passed away and she observed first-hand some of the challenges he went through. “He was overweight and weak and it took many nurses to move him from the bed to a chair. I don’t […]

How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle?

by Sean Preuss

How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle? “When will I see results?” This is one of the most commonly-asked questions when someone starts The Perfect Workout. It’s also one of the most challenging questions to answer. The answer is complex because it’s based on many factors. Also, “results” could mean many different things: fat […]

The Impact of Strength Training and Inflammation

by Matt Hedman

the impact of strength training and inflammation It’s the reason why omega-3 fatty acid supplements have become popular in recent years. It’s one of the major reasons why we floss. It’s a big detriment of smoking. It’s the target of medications taken for arthritis, headaches, and menstrual pain. Inflammation is one of the major players […]

Best Exercises for Women over 60 and The Workouts To Avoid

by Jordan Thomson

Best Exercises for Women over 60 and The Workouts To Avoid One of the most common questions we get from someone beginning an exercise routine is “What are the best exercises for me?” While there are tons of resources on the best exercises for losing weight or the best exercises for specific conditions, women in […]

Your Best Chance at Quickly Recovering from Surgery… Or Avoiding it Altogether

by Matt Hedman

Prehab Is Your Best Chance At Quickly Recovering From Surgery “When my doctor gave me two choices about the pain in my right shoulder- Either live with it or have surgery, I felt hopeless.”- Sherry Chriss, client. Facing surgery is scary and quite common for a lot of adults. Although every surgery can’t be avoided, […]

How He’s Stayed Active at 71 with Lyme Disease

by Jordan Thomson

How He’s Stayed Active at 71 with Lyme Disease After a lifetime of being active and in great physical shape, Jody Calcara had to navigate a disease that affected his strength and stamina. Despite his love for running, biking, and kayaking, that kind of lifestyle got harder and frustrating. Luckily, the solution to his problem […]

Is a Personal Trainer Worth It?

by Sean Preuss

Is a personal trainer worth it? We lay out all of the research-backed facts, so you can decide for yourself. The hardest thing about starting a fitness journey is simply starting. The second hardest? Knowing what to do to actually get results. Part of this struggle comes from seeing social media feeds with workouts, meal […]

How She Eliminated Chronic Knee Pain with Exercise

by Jordan Thomson

How She Eliminated Chronic Knee Pain with Exercise It can be common for people to feel lost or uncertain in the gym, especially if they have joint pain they aren’t sure how to work around. Trainer Rebekah Bickham found herself a little clueless in the gym with chronic knee pain after she graduated from high […]

Full Range of Motion While Strength Training

by Sean Preuss

Full Range of Motion While Strength Training Strength training isn’t simply “lifting things.” In fact, there’s a science to strength training. When that scientific approach is used, great results are achieved. One of the pillars of exercise is effectiveness – and one science-backed way to ensure exercise is effective is to lift challenging weights using […]

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