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  • Trick Your Mind to get Through Those Tough Workouts Spokane.

    Trick Your Mind to get Through Those Tough Workouts Spokane.

    Some workouts feel so satisfying they remind us why we exercise in the first place. Then, there are days when all we want to do is call it quits midway through. On these days, it’s useful to have a variety of mental tricks ready to keep you going. Sometimes, you need lots of tools to be able to get through a tough workouts. Because mental tricks work better for some workouts than others, it’s a good idea to have multiple tools at your disposal. Before using any of these mental tools, take stock of the big rocks that contribute to your overall health: nutrition, sleep and hydration. If you’re dragging in your workout, your issue could be physical — not mental. ....

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  • Fat Burning Workout Myths

    Fat Burning Workout Myths

    If you are a person who wants to lose fat, the popular method is that your workout needs to have you jumping from one heart pounding exercise to another until you are drenched in sweat. Your metabolism is supposed to be revved, fat melted off your spare tire, and pounds lost. A million articles from the internet can't be wrong. Or could they? Not totally. Those workouts may burn tons of calories. Done consistently, they'll offer long-term benefits, like increase of your aerobic fitness and endurance. But they won't necessarily make you leaner. How your Body Fights B
    Back in 2012, a team of researchers in Denmark ran a very simple experiment. They recruited a group of overweight ....

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  • Choosing The Right Personal Training Studio Or Trainer For You

    Choosing The Right Personal Training Studio Or Trainer For You

    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.
    Is the facility somewhere I am ....

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  • When to Stop Eating before Bed

    When to Stop Eating before Bed

    With endless new Netflix documentaries and late-night food delivery at our fingertips, getting a good night’s sleep takes effort. As anyone who’s found themselves standing in front of the fridge (or polishing off a bag of popcorn) at 10 o’clock knows, going to bed stuffed is a major sleep saboteur. Eating too close to bedtime certainly disrupts sleep. In fact, one study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has linked eating at night with poorer sleep quality, especially in women. To score more sound shut-eye, you’ll want to reconsider that late-night snack — and even how long before bed you eat dinner. HOW EATING TOO CLOSE TO BEDTIME ....

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  • 6 Mindsets for Those Getting Back into Shape

    6 Mindsets for Those Getting Back into Shape

    Getting back in shape is a specific challenge that requires specific mindsets. When you start up again be very aware that you're in the most delicate part of getting back in shape: the beginning. This is where you can burn out by going too fast, fizzle out by going top slow, or stall out completely by just not going. It’s where you can overwhelm yourself with possibilities, discourage yourself with comparisons, or get shut down by other peoples’ negativity. It’s a minefield, strewn with the remains of countless false starts, negative self-images, excuses, broken promises, and unrealistic expectations. And this is why, if you want to traverse it without getting ....

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  • 10 Reasons Why to Workout versus Your 10 Excuses to Skip a Workout Spokane!

    10 Reasons Why to Workout versus Your 10 Excuses to Skip a Workout Spokane!

    Last I checked, there are 24 hours in every day, given to each of us to spend as we choose. Ideally, eight or so of those are earmarked for sleep. Tack on another eight or so for work, and you’re left with eight hours of freedom — and by freedom we mean time for eating three meals (and snacks), spending time with family, watching Netflix, catching up with friends and social media, side hustles, running errands and general procrastination. Yet experts have the audacity to recommend you devote a whole 30 minutes each day (or 150 minutes a week) to exercise. How dare they! While that doesn’t sound like a lot, with our busy lives, online and off, it can be hard to set aside ....

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  • 5 Tips for Finding a Gym or Trainer That Don't Judge

    5 Tips for Finding a Gym or Trainer That Don't Judge

    When you’re looking for a new gym or group classes — or even a personal trainer — being larger can make you feel self-conscious and sometimes unwelcome. Often you walk into a gym or group fitness facility and meet with someone fit and see fit people all around, making you instantly uncomfortable. So how do you pick the place that's best for you? Apart from spending time in each gym you’re considering, how can you tell if one space is more size-inclusive than another? Summers and other trainers at body-positive gyms offer these five tips for finding what fits best for you: 1- CHECK OUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING IMAGES
    Take some time to scroll through a ....

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  • Are you eating enough? Maybe not! Be sure Spokane.

    Are you eating enough? Maybe not! Be sure Spokane.

    Oftentimes when you set out to lose weight, it involves deeming some foods ‘good’ and others ‘bad’ and restricting those in the latter category. This often backfires, however, because when you deprive yourself of the things you love (and eliminate entire food groups) it usually leads to a hard-to-break cycle of yo-yo dieting. Instead, focusing on eating more of the healthy foods you love could actually help you lose weight. By choosing foods with lower energy density (aka fewer calories for their bulk) like fruits, veggies and lean proteins, you can eat more volume but consume fewer calories to stay within your overall calorie goal. Eating More Nutrient Dense ....

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  • 5 Things to do Every Night to Fuel Weight Loss

    5 Things to do Every Night to Fuel Weight Loss

    With resolution season upon us, what can you do to help your health and fitness routine? Here are 5 things to do every night to help you stay on track past February. 1 - PREPARE BREAKFAST Rather than skipping a meal or reaching for the doughnuts at the office, (which will result in a sugar crash), take 10 minutes to prepare breakfast the night before. If you want a smoothie to take on-the-go, try pre-measuring and putting some of the ingredients together the night before, or even pre-mixing it. If you’re more of an oatmeal person, try overnight oats. 2 - PACK YOUR LUNCH AND SNACKS If you’ve meal prepped on the weekend, this shouldn’t take long but you can also take ....

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  • What to do when you're sore.

    What to do when you're sore.

    Most exercisers have experienced sore muscles at one time or another, especially after starting a new workout program or trying an unfamiliar exercise. In some ways, muscle soreness just comes along with the territory of working out, particularly if you’re new to it. This phenomenon is also known as delayed onset muscle soreness and usually crops up 24–48 hours after exercise. Feeling sore can leave you wondering if it’s really a good idea to continue with your scheduled workouts, particularly if you’re worried exercise could make the achy sensation that comes along with DOMS worse. Ahead, fitness pros explain why you get sore, how it could impact your workouts, ....

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