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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - 5 Nutrient Deficiencies You Don't Know About

    5 Nutrient Deficiencies You Don't Know About

    With a well-balanced diet, it is certainly possible for a healthy person to obtain all of the vitamins and minerals he or she needs from foods alone. Dietary supplements are not a replacement for eating healthful foods; rather, they are intended to do just what their name implies—to supplement a diet. There are circumstances, however, in which the foods we eat may not provide all of the important nutrients that our body needs, resulting in a nutrient deficiency. Here’s a quick rundown of five nutrient deficiencies that are more common than you might think. Vitamin D: Calcium’s Best Buddy
    When it comes to nutrient deficiencies, vitamin D is arguably the most common. A ....

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  • Undo the Damage of Sitting

    If you’re like most people living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the kitchen table to your desk at work to your chair in front of the TV. But as we’ve discussed before, spending most of your waking hours planted on your keister is terrible for your health. You’ve probably experienced those moments when you get up from a sitting position and your butt feels numb and your hips feel so tight that you have to lean forward at the waist just to walk. Excessive sitting leaves your hips and legs tight and your glutes inactive. Even after you stand up, the ill effects of sitting stay with you and may ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - Here's Why Kettlebells are Great Spokane!

    Here's Why Kettlebells are Great Spokane!

    We use kettlebells a lot
    in our Balanced Powers groups and with personal training. But why is it such a fun (it is fun right?!?!?) and effective tool? The history of the kettlebell is somewhat unclear, however, it appears that the Russian Kettlebell as we know it today, originated approximately 350 years ago. The first appearance of the word in a Russian dictionary appeared in 1704. They were originally used as handled counterweights (bearing the Imperial Seal) to weigh out dry goods on market scales.People started throwing them around for entertainment and they were later put to use for weight lifting. So let's look into 20 reasons why a kettlebell is a great tool, looking at it ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - That First Rep is the Most Crucial...

    That First Rep is the Most Crucial...

    From outside the gym looking in, a workout routine can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Seeing others go through strenuous routines on machines you've never used before can be enough to turn just about any inexperienced person away. But I'm here to tell you that you aren't alone in feeling intimidated. Everyone had to overcome this moment to get to the point that they could circuit train and lift like a true gym rat. And the trick of it isn't as hard as figuring out a series of pulleys and weights. The real secret is increments. The journey of 1,000 reps starts with a single press (of something). The easiest way to gain an interest in working out and move toward your body goals is ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - Training Safe in the Heat of the Inland Northwest Summer

    Training Safe in the Heat of the Inland Northwest Summer

    Summer temperatures are finally here in the Spokane area. You may think that heat stroke and other heat-related conditions may only happen to older or poorly conditioned people, but you'll be sorely wrong if you don't change that mindset. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, "Exertional heatstroke is a condition primarily affecting younger, active persons. It is characterized by rapid onset- developing in hours - and frequently is associated with high core temperatures." Heat stroke can also creep up on a person over the course of several days. Conditions accumulate and create a perfect storm inside our body. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body's temperature control ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - You Missed The Boat Getting A Beach Body

    You Missed The Boat Getting A Beach Body

    The longest day of the year has come and gone. Summer has started, sure, but you're in the second half of the year and it's all kind of downhill to Christmas now. That doesn't stop the endless stream of feel good, beach body fitness dreams from swamping your social media feeds, and advertising banners. This is the time when people are faced with images of frolicking 5% body-fatters having the best time of their lives, shaming all those people with normal body fat percentages for not being ripped enough to own a viral Instagram post. Those ads for short-term workout fixes to your summer body woes actually work. Even for people who are pretty fit and healthy, shredded bodies on a beach take ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - What is a personal trainer?

    What is a personal trainer?

    Personal Trainer - noun
    A person who works one-on-one with a client to plan or implement an exercise or fitness regimen.
    But, a trainer is that and more. We are motivators, coaches, cheerleaders, and psyciatrists. What does a trainer truly do? Anyone can benefit from a trainer., from the fitness newbie to the seasone veteran. We can push you harder than you can push yourself. A true fitness program doesn't just focus on your workout, it focuseson all 4 aspects of fitness; nutrition, cardio activity, proper supplementation (if needed), and resistance or weight training. The main focus of a training session is the resistance part as we can only nag you about your nutrition, cardio ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - Metcon Training? What’s That?

    Metcon Training? What’s That?

    Metabolic conditioning, or metcon for short, is the newest fitness term everyone is throwing about in the fitness world. Those of us in the field have been aware of this for quite some time, so the sudden rise in popularity isn’t unexpected. But why has the term suddenly made it to the forefront of fitness? The biggest reason it’s all the rage is it’s a massive time saver for a fast paced, work, work, work, world we live in now. This is not a quick fix or a magical fitness routine that will magically make you as shredded as your favorite American Gladiators were back in the day, but with hard work (like any fitness program), you’ll get solid results. Metcon ....

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  • Personal Training in South Spokane - Catalyst Fitness - Your Goals Don't Take a Break During the Summer, Especially in Spokane!

    Your Goals Don't Take a Break During the Summer, Especially in Spokane!

    We all know how busy we get when the weather turns warm, the kids are out of school, and there are a bazillion BBQ's to attend and weeds to pull. More often than not the fitness goals we set in January to be ready for summer are not met and we just prioritize things that seem more important than our health. But why start all over again in September? Keep your progress going with these three tips. 1) Prioritize Your Exercise Tip number one – remember that the things you fit in are the things you prioritize. Prioritize your fitness and get it scheduled before your other commitments take over. That way you know you will show up for your workouts. Action Step: Before filling your day ....

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  • How to Find your New Workout Facility

    Many times we get people coming in to the studio to check us out. They want to see what services we offer, how we do it, the general look and feel of the studio and, of course, price. But how do you choose the right trainer and/or facility for you? Here are some helpful tips to make your search for a trainer easier. First and foremost in your search should be the location your trainer works out of. The biggest questions you should ask yourself are:
    Is it close enough to work/home to make easy to go consistently?
    THIS IS HUGE! If it's not a distance from either that makes it convenient you are less likely to continue and keep reaching your goals. 2.Is the facility somewhere I am ....

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