T1 Insights

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a popular form of exercise that alternates short periods of intense exercise with short recovery periods (1 minute or less). HIIT can be performed solo at the gym or at home. Because these interval workouts burn more calories per minute than steady-state exercises like...
Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Workout Routine... Which one am I?
This is a question for anyone that is getting ready to put a workout plan together. So let me break it down for you in simple terms.
Fitness Goals... Have you established realistic ones?
When you decide to craft the most effective workout routine possible to reach your specific fitness goal, there is a question you need to ask yourself prior to starting. That question is…what is your specific fitness goal?
Are you eating enough FIBER?
Proper fiber intake is a key ingredient for creating lasting health. It helps to keep our gut microbiome in check, helps removes waste from the body, and helps us maintain a healthy weight. 
10 Reasons Walking Improves Your Health
To me there is nothing like taking a walk / hike in the woods. I am lucky that I live 10 minutes away from a huge national forest, some of you may not. Regardless, walking is one of the healthiest fitness activities you can do.
A Close Look at Hiring a Personal Trainer
Before you can make a good decision about which personal trainer to hire, you need to have a good idea of why you think you need a trainer and what you expect a trainer to do for you. There are no “cookie cutter” solutions when it comes to personal training.
Mindfulness and Peak Performance
Regardless of the sport or profession, high-performing individuals recognize that mental preparation is just as important IF NOT MORE than physical preparation to achieve athletic excellence. What is mindfulness?
How to Design An Effective Workout Routine
Just to be clear, I’m talking about designing one that is the most effective, most efficient, fastest working, optimal results producing workout routine custom made for YOU! One that is crafted based on your body, experience, schedule and goal(s). In order to accomplish this task let’s talk about a few crucial steps...
The Warm Up. Don’t Just Check the Block!
Let’s be honest; nobody is excited about warming up. It is often treated as an inconvenience, a waste of time, or even completely ignored by most.
How to Improve Grip Strength
Grip strength is a significant factor in most sports such as tennis, baseball, golf, football, lacrosse, climbing, shooting, motor cross, hockey, kayaking, and mixed martial arts.
The Hybrid Athlete… What is it?
In a nutshell a hybrid athlete is an individual who can excel simultaneously in both strength and endurance activities. Why is this type of athleticism difficult to obtain?
Why is Stretching Important?
You MUST stretch for a few minutes at a minimum prior to and after a workout. There are numerous reasons, but here are a few.
Water, Water and More Water!
We all have heard it before, and we all know we should be doing it: DRINK MORE WATER! But do we know why?
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Right? Wrong!
I could write pages and pages about this, but I will keep it short and sweet for you. Folks the wheel was invented a LONG time ago. The fitness triad is and will always be: Exercise Proper nutrition Rest and...
The Psychology of Fitness
Why do so many people choose not to keep fit? I’m not talking about being able to complete an Ironman Triathlon or marathon. Just a solid basic fitness level where you feel good, look good and can physically perform at an above average level. In my humble opinion those that don’t have not found their proper motivation to do so. It’s that simple.