Performance Maximization

Have you been following your training plan to a tee but not meeting your goals? Here are a few crucial elements to add to your training plan to focus on performance maximization. Eat Real Food Follow a minimally processed diet for optimal health and improvement in your performance. Making that step alone and cutting back on the chips and candy [...]

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disease

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune diseases, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as [...]

3 Things to Look for When Coaching the Squat

The squat. One of the “Big Three” lifts and the lift that everyone should be doing to express overall strength and mobility. The fact that the squat is such a vital exercise in building athleticism, strength, and overall health is something that almost all coaches can agree on. But, as far as things to look for when coaching the squat, [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Athlete’s Gut

Why is Gut Health Important? Gut health is critical for an athlete. Did you know that blood is shunted away from your gut during times of intense physical exertion? As a result, digestive processes take a back seat to your cardiac and respiratory functions that keep you going. The GI tract is crucial for keeping you hydrated and delivering essential [...]

Altitude Training and 47 Weeks of Half Marathon Success

Prolific Half Marathon Running Opportunities Last year, when I relocated to Portland OR from NY, I decided to run a half marathon every weekend. The reason for that crazy goal was to see and explore my new state, to meet some running friends. I'm always looking to make some connections with the running community. I started my journey around Labor [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Uncanny Transformation

Fit at Fifty Cool, you're here! My name is Chris and I'm here to tell you a little bit about my journey to a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Evolution Healthcare & Fitness for sharing my story and my blog. My road to a healthy lifestyle includes routines, roadblocks, anxieties, wins, and setbacks. It is all part of me becoming a [...]