Functional Fitness: A Personal Shift, A Paradigm Shift

September 9, 2013

By Evan Manee Almost two years ago I walked into Functional Fitness to meet Sam, only to tell him that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a personal trainer anymore. This is not exactly the attitude that usually leads to employment. What came next was a long, loud, and fairly Italian conversation about how frustrated and disappointed…

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My Favorite Exercise?

October 19, 2010

Many times I meet someone new, at a party, at a retail store, during an interview, meeting a new trainer, or even at my daughter’s schools and after finding out I am a personal trainer they ask me a question.  What is your favorite exercise? That is a very interesting question when you think about…

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Too Fit to be a Senior Citizen

September 27, 2010

This morning a client I have been working with for over 13 years walked in for her workout and said “Oh boy have I got a good story to tell you”.  She proceeded to tell me about a new senior living facility that opened in Boulder just recently.  She is in her late 70s and…

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July 31, 2009

Posture is one of the most misunderstood aspects of a human being. I often hear many parents speak of bad posture to their kids, yet parents in general don’t know how to assess good posture and don’t have good posture themselves. They just keep hounding, sit up straight, stand taller, stop slouching, why are you hunched over.…

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Back Pain

July 28, 2009

In the many years of personal training that I have done I have seen some pretty horrific back problems. Most of these problems were cause more from poor movement than actually having a “Bad Back” as I hear all the time. Our low backs are incredibly strong and very very capable of taking good care…

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Neck Tension

July 27, 2009

As a personal trainer with over 20 years experience most of my clients start working out with me and during the first session we discuss Medical History. It amazes me how many people are really hurting but do not consider it medical. One of the most common aches and pains stated is “I tend to…

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Your Knee as a Hinge

July 24, 2009

To write about learning about your body without giving you something to chew on just did not seem right. In most text books on Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology the knee as a joint is described as a hinge. Hinges in general are designed to swing in one plane or direction of movement without twisting(not getting…

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