Get Out Your FitBall

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Get Out Your FitBall May is the perfect month to initiate an exercise program if you have slacked lately. The weather starts to cooperate better which favors more outdoor activities. Walking, bike riding, hiking, jogging, or even rollerblading are fun things to do this month. I encourage you to […]

Time for a Little R&R

By Ryan Unverzagt Time for a Little R&R Thanks for being a loyal reader of the Old Town Crier! Don’t forget to support the fine businesses that advertise within these very pages. Without them, none of this quality material would be possible, and we contributing writers would not be able to share our expertise. With […]

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 […]


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 […]