The Joint Ventures' Blog

Group Exercise at Joint Ventures

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

During the dog days of summer many of us find ourselves having a hard time keeping up with our exercise programs. Between graduations, weddings, barbeques, vacations, and beach days who has time to go to the gym? One way to keep yourself and your friends active is to participate in group workout programs. 

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Running Form

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Proper running form starts with where your foot hits the ground. Note: WHERE, not HOW. There has been a lot of discussion around forefoot striking versus heel striking, but that is all focused on how your foot is hitting the ground.  

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Marathon Tips

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As the BIG DAY approaches, many people let their nerves get the best of them, and rather than remembering that what they’ve been doing all along has worked JUST FINE, they take every piece of advice they can soak in, and make last minute changes to their form, program, diet etc. My suggestion would be to avoid this.  

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Cardio Alternatives

Thursday, February 12, 2015

We all know the benefits of including cardiovascular exercise into our workout routines. Many of us dread doing our cardio on adult hamster wheels such as the treadmill or elliptical machines. During the winter it seems like the easiest way to get cardio in, but it can get boring fast. Here are some ideas of alternative cardio workouts: 

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Incorporate Cardio

Monday, February 02, 2015

The old adage, "move it or lose it" holds very true for overall muscular strength and as well as cardiovascular strength.  Your heart is actually a muscle and you can strengthen your heart through exercise. Strengthening your heart now will improve quality of life down the road. The stronger your muscles and heart are, the easier it is to work, perform chores, take part in activities, and overall moving of your body. Because of the sedentary nature of most peoples' jobs and continued sedentary activities at home, exercise has to be worked into your routine.  

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Personal Training and Nutrition Body Makeover Program

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Program Aim: To combine personal training and nutritional services to create an individualized approach for each client. 

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How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A new year, a fresh start, a time to reflect on last year and resolve to change for the better in 2015. While there is a cliche behind the idea of a New Year’s resolution, there is no better time than the  present to make a positive change in your life. The easy part is choosing a resolution, but the hard part lies ahead: sticking to it! These five tips will help you choose your resolution and achieve it in 2015. 

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Cold Weather Stretching

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

For those of you who are courageous enough to exercise in the dead of winter, or anyone who is afraid of exercising in the cold due to injuring themselves from using cold muscles, we have gathered some information for you. 

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Ski and Snowboard Preparation

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

December is here and that means ski season is right around the corner! We hope that you have a safe and fun ski season! 

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Rest and Recovery

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

As a whole, we are slowly becoming a more health conscious society which means that with increased physical activity and healthy eating there needs to be the understanding of how to safely tackle this lifestyle. We all are becoming more aware of the different types of exercise beyond running, walking, and biking. We are exploring Barre, Zumba, and bodyweight training just to name a few. Whatever your mode of physical activity, the crucial component to any equation, which many of us neglect, is…rest!  

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