Fitness Tips

Track Your Workout with MYZONE

We all at some point have experienced various levels of exertion during workouts. There’s the workout where you question how you are going to get home or if you are dying. Then there’s the workouts that you “did something” (always better than nothing!)…but yet you didn’t break much of a sweat. Why is it that we think that the workout we barely survived is the best workout we’ve ever had? […]

Can Crunches Really Hurt Your Back?

Absolutely. According to Dr. Stuart M. McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, spinal flexion (rounding the lower back) is a key contributor to disc herniations. Think about it. When do you “throw your back out”? Normally, when you are bending forward (spinal flexion). The exact same motion that is performed during crunches and sit-ups. The common misconception is that your core is only the group of visible muscles […]

Fitness After Injury

You’re getting to Ellipse, you’ve found your flow, you’re seeing results, AND THEN…out of nowhere, an injury throws you off. Not only can if be frustrating, but often times it can be discouraging or even demoralizing too. Thankfully, there are ways and means to get you back to full health and back in the gym. However, it is not recommended to rush back to the gym. Rehabbing an injury can sometimes […]

5 Ways Your Sabotaging Your Results

Getting up early, tying those shoes and heading for the gym....and yet.....nothing is changing... It’s very discouraging when you’re making all of these efforts and you’re not seeing results. The truth is that there is SO many different elements that go into making a change in your body and unfortunately, joining the gym and wearing new sneakers doesn't quite help you tone up or lose weight. Self-sabotage is not always [...]

How to Cut it Out With the Excuses

Having no excuses is harder said than done, especially when getting started. That’s why instead of telling you to have a no excuses mentally in 2017, we’ve got a few things you need to STOP doing, in order to help you START doing. 1. Stop waiting to feel motivated. Motivation does not just hit you like a train. It is something that is built. After years of exercise, and even making it […]

The Triple Threat Workout

Good Bye 2016! Before you grab the champagne this New Year’s Eve, get this triple threat workout in and you’ll head to the party feeling on top of this world! This awesome workout will help you improve your anaerobic conditioning and burn a ton of calories while building total body strength. All you need for this workout are 1-2 heavier kettlebells. Perform the following 3 exercises in a circuit with the goal of […]

Tips for a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

  Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! We’re so glad you found us before you got to the feast! We wanted to share a few tips you could use today as you approach the mouthwatering holiday dinner. Here are your tools for today in order to have a fun and guilt-free Thanksgiving meal: Make your calories count! What’s important isn’t counting the calories you intake, but rather making the calories count. If […]

Are You Taking Fish Oil?

First of all, let’s discuss what Fish Oil is. Fish oil is jam packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that are derived from the tissues of oily fish. Ideally, you should take about 6 grams of Fish Oil everyday. In creating this habit, you are aiding in reducing pain and inflammation in the body. Fish Oil contains Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, which has a very positive effect on your inflammatory response. We […]

Confidence

Nobody’s perfect, yet many of us are perfectionists, pushing for what feels like a means to no end. A lot of people who want to get into shape have been spinning their wheels for years, trying to achieve “the perfect body.” Here’s the truth: We’re are all imperfect, wonderful, messy human beings. We have jobs, fears, wants, kids and pets. We have families, houses, responsibilities, dreams, and hopes. We mess […]

Trainers Are Worth It!

Why should someone work to reach their goals with a trainer or a coach, instead of just “working out”? It’s easy for us at Ellipse to suggest using a trainer…it’s our business, but what is true is that we KNOW there are results when a trainer steps in. We’ve seen time and time again people thinking they’ll get to it and years pass. Having a trainer is not a lifelong commitment if […]