This Family Traded Mattresses for Monkey Bars

They have no TV, no chairs — and no hang-ups about their unconventional (ergonomic!) home. via Good House Keeping. (Joe Rogan interviews Katy Bowman HERE) By keeping her kids’ clothes and toys to a minimum and putting both beds (her kids share one) in the same room, Katy was able to free up space for an indoor […]

6 Elements That Belong in Every Athlete’s Training Program

via Chris Holder and BreakingMuscle The Top 6 Training Elements I work as a college strength coach for over 500 student-athletes from 21 different sports. Below I have listed my top six training elements for these athletes. Regardless of his or her sport, each student performs these movements at least once a week. These movements are the […]

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

10 Things You Should Do Every Day via BarkingUptheWrongTree   10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and may even make you a better person. […]

Four Things Your Body Wants to Do

by DAVID CSONKA via Naturally Engineered 1. Your body wants to move and to move other things. Our anatomy was naturally engineered to run, crawl, jump, throw, kick, and perform a myriad of other activities that most people have long since relegated to childhood games and sports. Occasionally when I am walking somewhere, I will feel […]

LAC member Molly Gailbraith’s Facebook post that went viral around the world

(the below article is from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  See Molly’s original post HERE) Lexington woman becomes viral phenomenon by posting that her body is just fine, thanks “This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream . . .” BY CHERYL TRUMAN via Molly Galbraith likes to talk about […]

Molly Galbraith: This is my body

Below is the instagram version of Molly’s facebook post that went viral around the world.  Molly has been a member of Lexington Athletic Club for years.  Read the Herald-Leader article HERE. Well said Molly! This is my body. This not a before picture. This is not an after picture. This just happens to be what […]

The 17 Commandments of Rowing

article via BreakingMuscle and Becca Jenkins Years ago when I first started training in CrossFit, I hated rowing. In actuality I just didn’t know how to do it correctly, so I was horribly inefficient and therefore unhappy with both my experience of rowing and my performance.   After a couple years of whining I decided […]

The 10 Rules of Successful Exercise

via Mark’s Daily Apple Regular physical activity is important, and everyone pretty much agrees, but life gets in the way. Most of us end up trying to fit exercise in around a busy schedule rich in sedentary behaviors. We’re sitting all the time. We’re spending countless hours at jobs we may not necessarily love. Responsibilities pile up and […]

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You’re Trying to Build Muscle

via Mark’s Daily Apple (after the article, click HERE to check out our strength training page)   While it’s important to think positive and focus on all the things you should be doing to achieve your goals, it’s equally important that we focus on those things that interfere with our goals and remind ourselves to […]

How to dump sugar… for good

article via If you’re like most Westerners, you’ve got a horrid little monkey on your back. He keeps scratching and squealing in your ear. He makes you feel and look like crap. That monkey is sugar. If you are a “carbaholic”, “sugar fiend”, “sweet psycho”, etc. you are not a bad person. You are not […]