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What is True Functional Training?

by Michael Hughes We hear all the time that workouts are functional, but rarely is it scientifically the case. Applied functional science may sound confusing, however, simply put it applies three types of scientific principles to individuals in order to create and maximize human function. These three truths, or field of facts, are: physical sciences,

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Coach Recommendations: Top 6 Ways to Get Healthy in 2016

2015 was an amazing year for Gymnazo. Many members hit their personal goals and conquered new challenges. As we turn the corner leaving 2015 in our memories and look ahead to 2016, it’s a great time to consider new ways to challenge yourself in the new year. Even if you already have a gym family

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What is Functional Training?

by Michael Hughes DEFINING TRUE FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Applied functional science may sound confusing, however, simply put it applies three types of scientific principles to individuals in order to create and maximize human function. These three truths, or field of facts, are: physical sciences, behavior sciences, and biological sciences. But what does that mean… It means that

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Gymnazo Health Care Reform

By Michael Hughes There has been a lot of hype and conversations since Obama took office on the issue of health care reform. (Don’t worry, this is not a political blog post!) No matter where you stand on nationalizing or privatizing health care, one thing we can all agree on… health care is a concern

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4 Reasons Small Group Training is So Popular

by Michael Hughes Bridge the Gap Between Personal Training and Mass Training Have you ever been suckered into a large yoga class or group Pilates class, with over 30 to 50 attendees crammed together trying to see the trainer’s movements, or see yourself in a mirror to make sure your form is right? Why We Don’t

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Is Gymnazo Like CrossFit?

by Michael Hughes In an interview with Ryan Foran and Paul Terek from ESPN’s radio show Living the Run talking about Gymnazo, I am used to answering the full gamut of questions.  After asking me a little about Gymnazo, who we are, what we offer and why we don’t ever do sit ups in class, Ryan

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How to Find the Right Fitness Program for You

By Michael Hughes If you’ve ever studied or observed the human body, no doubt you’ve realized that the human body was designed to act as a whole. Sure in a human anatomy class we isolate and learn about each separate bone, joint, ligament and muscle. But outside the classroom, in the gym and in everyday

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