Single-Arm Dumbbell Press

By Ryan Unverzagt Single-Arm Dumbbell Press Welcome back to another edition of “From the Trainer!” Let’s keep the fitness momentum rolling into March with another simple but effective exercise called the Single-Arm Dumbbell Press. You might be wondering, “Why use just one dumbbell?” The main reason for only a single DB is to create a […]

From the Trainer

From the Trainer by Ryan Unverzagt How are your fitness resolutions working out? It’s common by the second month that your well-intentioned lifestyle changes might be disintegrating earlier than anticipated. Don’t be discouraged if you find yourself less than enthusiastic. As I have mentioned in previous articles, find a reason to stay motivated. Make it […]

Goal Setting 2021

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Goal Setting 2021 The year has FINALLY come to a close. In spite of the whole COVID mess, take a moment to reflect back on this past year. Did you accomplish the things that you said you wanted to do? Did you actually stick to those New Year’s resolutions […]

Staying on the Fitness Track

By Ryan Unverzagt Staying on the Fitness Track November can be a difficult month to control our eating habits with Thanksgiving being in the way. We seem to let our eyes and stomach get the best of us and give into temptation. So what advice can I give you to stay on the fitness track […]

Balance

By Ryan Unverzagt Balance is the foundation for nearly every movement. We rely on it so much without even thinking twice about it. Balance is utilized during sitting, standing up, walking, climbing stairs, running, and not to mention….exercise, which is why I want to share a few ways to test your balance this month. Let […]

Bodyweight Benefits

By Ryan Unverzagt Bodyweight Benefits Bodyweight training is nothing new, but I would like to discuss how you can integrate this type of training in your fitness routines. For centuries, man utilized his own bodyweight as a means to get stronger for battle which is one reason why our military still uses this type of […]

FitBall Ab Exchange

By Ryan Unverzagt FitBall Ab Exchange This month’s exercise is the FitBall Abdominal (Ab) Exchange. This is a great exercise for the rectus abdominus. The start position is shown in Figure 1. The FitBall is held off the floor with your arms extended straight above the head. Notice how the feet are also held above […]

The Weight Plate Horseshoe

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Welcome back to another edition of From the Trainer! Hope everyone has enjoyed the summer so far with plenty of sunshine, heat, and humidity on the way. With the restrictions caused by the COVID 19 outbreak being lifted, we can finally get back to the gym. July has a […]

Water, Water Everywhere….

By Ryan Unverzagt Water, Water Everywhere…. This month officially marks the start of the summer season and I decided to dig out a previous column touching on hydration. For those of you who have missed going to the gym these last few months, I bet many of you have turned to outside activities. As the […]

Twice the Fun! Exercises for Two!

By Ryan Unverzagt It’s time for the annual “Sweetheart” exercise advice. If you’ve been following any of my advice, you may have discovered that exercising with a friend is a fun way to get that not so easy “chore” done and over with. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and would provide that perfect […]