All About Sugar

By Elliot Fisher MS, ATC, CSCS, PES In pursuit of health, researchers have tried to pinpoint some of the big risk factors for disease.  It was believed that obesity and chronic disease was due to consuming excess fats, but now that blame has shifted to sugar.  However, there is some debate if sugar is really […]

What Does Stretching Actually Do?

By Elliot Fisher   Recently stretching and mobility work has become a popular topic.  It’s been advertised to be the key to injury prevention, rehabilitation, increased performance, and longevity.  Stretching is important but may not be the cure all it is hyped up to be.  In this article, we’ll look at the actual benefits of […]

The Importance of Fiber

        By Elliot Fisher Fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate.  There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.  Fiber can help reduce the risk of: Heart Disease1 Stroke1 Hypertension1 Diabetes1 Obesity1 Some Gastrointestinal Disorders1 Certain Cancers2,3   Cardiovascular Disease Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States.4 Insoluble fiber […]

Myofascial Release Techniques

Fascia is the thin layer of connective tissue that covers and supports the muscles and inner organs of the body. When this layer of tissue gets knotted up, motion is often times limited or restricted and pain can be the outcome. A few techniques that can be utilized for myofascial release includes cold laser therapy, […]

Traveling Rings

If you have ever been to the Santa Monica piers, a gymnastics training facility or a specialty boutique gym like BRN, you may have never witnessed these special rings hanging from the ceiling. These rings are called traveling rings. Although the name is simple, they can be used for a variety of different workouts. Some […]