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  • Recover to Take your Fitness Level to the Next Level

    Recover to Take your Fitness Level to the Next Level

    Recovery from exercise training is an integral component of the overall training program and is essential for optimal performance and improvement. At the beginning of this semester, RecSports included this new class format to teach patrons the proper recovery methods and new techniques and tools to take their fitness routines… Read More

  • Is Going “Minimal” Right For You?

    Is Going “Minimal” Right For You?

    This blog will cover the pros and the cons about adopting barefoot or minimal shoes, and everything you need to know about this hotter-than-hot sauce topic before taking the dip. Since 2004, when Nike released their first Nike Free (Nike), we were all drawn to this interesting looking shoe, fun… Read More

  • Making the Most of Heart Rate Monitors

    Making the Most of Heart Rate Monitors

    Written by Raphael Konforti, RecSports Personal Training Program Assistant.   What is a Heart Rate Monitor? A heart rate monitor (HRM) is a tool used to give instantaneous feedback of one’s heart rate. A HRM is composed of two important pieces: a chest strap and a wrist monitor (watch). Some… Read More

  • Personal Training Client Spotlight: Charlie

    Personal Training Client Spotlight: Charlie

    Charlie knows what motivation means, or lack thereof. At his highest weight just over a year ago, Charlie knew something was wrong but it was not until his father confronted him that he decided to get his old self back. We sat down with Charlie and Kevin, his RecSports Personal… Read More

  • Gator MAX Training

    Gator MAX Training

        Are you ready to push yourself to the MAX? On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., it is your chance to push your body to the limits and see what you are capable of. Gator MAX is a one-day event that consists of 12 challenges.… Read More

  • Personal Training Client Spotlight: Melody

    Personal Training Client Spotlight: Melody

    Tell us about yourself (Interests, school, heritage): I am a second year doctoral student in the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.  I immigrated to the US when I was 5 years old.  I grew up in Missouri, where… Read More

  • Workout Tips for Any Goal!

    Workout Tips for Any Goal!

    Selecting exercises and figuring out a workout routine can be complicated. The good news? It doesn't have to be. Check out the quick tips listed below to create a workout program tailored to your goals! Get Lean Start with basic movements like squatting, deadlifting, and pressing. Begin with 2 sets… Read More

  • Mythbusters: Women and Weight Training

    Mythbusters: Women and Weight Training

    Studies have shown that women who incorporate resistance training into their workout program burn more fat and are physically stronger than those who do not. Science and research have proven time and time again the benefits of weight training, yet many females still have an aversion to the weight room.… Read More