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Author Archives: Kamila Fontanilla


Inspirational Member of the Month: Ted Meenk

If you’re a regular mid morning exerciser, it’s almost a guarantee you have witnessed (or at least heard!) the hard work put in by Mr. Ted Meenk. He has been one of my most fun and dedicated clients since April 2011. Ted always comes in with a positive attitude and willingness to try anything. He has […]


The Minimalist Shoe

If exercise is part of your daily routine, you are probably aware that the right footwear is essential. As with all exercise equipment, footwear is rapidly evolving as research progresses and understanding human biomechanics improves. Popular athletic companies quickly jumped onto the latest “minimalist shoe” bandwagon producing Nike Frees, Reebox Flex, Vibrams FiveFingers, etc. Minimalist […]


Workout Outside!

Spring is here and there’s no better way to get out and enjoy the sunny Seattle weather than to do so while working out! Don’t snub the outdoors for your routine weight lifting program in the gym. You’d be surprised how easy it is to get a full body workout done sans gym equipment. Plus, […]


Sleep to Stay Fit

What difference could an extra hour of sleep really have on your health? We are all guilty of letting life take over and dictate how much shuteye we get every night. In fact, about 30% of Americans are sleep deprived and don’t even realize the effect this has on the body. Truth is, if you […]


Skinny vs. Fit

Having the perfect body may be a goal for everyone, but what exactly does that mean? We’ve all heard, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” but with the constant influence from the media it seems somewhat hard to believe such sayings. Advertisements, billboards, magazines, TV, celebrities, famous athletes, etc. all paint a vivid […]


The AB-solute Truth about Getting Great Abs

“How do I get a flat stomach?” Fitness trainers hear this more often than you would imagine. Even if you’ve never been the one to ask, let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t mind knowing the answer to this sought out question. So here’s the scoop. To get defined abs, it will require some work. […]


Is PCS the Cause of Your Back Pain?

If you currently experience lower back pains that don’t seem to go away, you are not alone. In fact, 80% of the US population will have at least one bout of debilitating lower back pain in their lifetime. Of those people, 60-89% will endure a recurrence within one year and about 66% can expect to […]


Are You Eating Enough?

Most of us know that in order to lose weight we must do two things: eat less and move more. The key is to create a daily caloric deficit, meaning burning more calories than you are taking in, if you want to shed pounds. Exercise plays a significant role in the weight loss process, but […]


Pacing Your Spinning Workout

Every club has its group of committed spin fanatics. The people that show up to class without fail expecting a vigorous, non-stop, 55-minute workout. These spin enthusiasts recognize the value of hard work and the benefits gained from it, which is what keeps them coming back for more. Despite the many health improvements associated with […]


Buff is Beautiful: Women in Weight Training

The importance of strength training for women should not be underestimated. Benefits of strength training are huge and extend far beyond visual appearance. Decreased body fat, increased muscle mass and improved cholesterol and blood pressure are not the only perks of pumping iron. Weight training will also increase bone density (which decreases risk of osteoporosis), […]

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