The Assault Bike – Why you should become a fan!

Written By: Elsie Ross CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) The Assault Bike is a low-impact, high-output cardio machine that combines the arm action you get on an elliptical and the workout you get on stationary bike. The faster you go, the higher the resistance – and the wind generated. Because it is low-impact, the Assault Bike is a great “go to’ exercise if running or rowing is … [Read more...]

THE IMPORTANCE OF USING FREE WEIGHTS

Written by: Elsie Ross, CPT at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) If you are only focusing on resistance machines for your strength training, it is time you “free” yourself from the limitations that resistance machines provide and switch to free weights instead.   Not only are they more convenient and much more affordable if you work out at home, but free weights provide many other benefits … [Read more...]

Youth Strength Training

Written by: Elsie Ross CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) If you are the parent of a young athlete and you are wondering if strength training is safe, the answer is yes.  If you are wondering if strength training will benefit your young athlete, the answer is yes.   Youth strength training can start as young as 8, but most start around age 10. As long as the young athlete has body … [Read more...]

Process over Outcome.. Keep it Going:)

Written by: Stephen James CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) The human body demands patience of us when we try to make changes to it or make changes to our normal routine. What patience looks like in this scenario is having the understanding that the results may not come as fast as you want or happen in a nice linear fashion. This is why it is important to focus on the process that will … [Read more...]

The 80/20 “Diet”

Written By: Elsie Ross, CPT at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) We all know how hard it can be to follow a diet plan.  While the 80/20 rule is not technically a full-blown way to lose weight, it is an easy plan to follow that actually works.  If you are the type of person (like me) who hates to follow strict food guidelines, you don't want to count calories, carbs, or macros, then this type … [Read more...]

Run your own Race!

Written By: Stephen James CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) Run Your Own Race! Fighting the urge to compare yourself to others Have you ever caught yourself seeing someone at the gym and thinking, “I could never look like him or her”, or “it would take me forever to get to the point that they are at?” Most if not all of us have this thought run through our heads at some point. What … [Read more...]

Help your Back Pain with the HYPEREXTENSION MACHINE!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, OH) Many of us forget to work out our back muscles, which can result in back or lower back pain - especially if you sit most of the day.  Even if you do train your back, chances are you are neglecting a great piece of equipment – the hyperextension machine.  Adding hyperextensions to your back workout routine is a great way to ensure … [Read more...]

A Better You – One Step at a Time

Written by: Elsie Ross CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE, OH) A new year is upon us and with that comes setting goals for ourselves.  It is a given that if we set a goal, we also want to attain it.  Whether it is getting in better shape, losing weight, increasing strength and/or speed, eating more vegetables, or simply eating better overall, you’ve got to start somewhere.  It sounds relatively … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Stay Fit this December

Written by: Elsie Velazquez CPT at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Hard to believe that the year 2018 is almost over!  You’ve worked hard all year to be a healthier version of yourself so now is not the time to throw in the towel!  Instead, use the month of December to finish the year off strong.  Come January, you will be glad you did and you will be motivated to make 2019 an even … [Read more...]

12 Days of Liftmas

Written By Alex Janis, CPT at Prescription Fitness (CLE,OH) With the holidays coming around the corner, we all know what else is headed our way: GOOD FOOD!  And by no means should you completely refuse to partake in this holiday feasting tradition with family and friends simply because you are afraid of those excess calories.  There are ways to keep up a healthy lifestyle during this time of … [Read more...]