1. Is High Intensity Interval Training Right For You?

    A lot of people are looking to get in shape heading into the summer months. The real question is, what's the best way to get your summer body? There are different ways to get the job done.  But what's the best? This article is going to tell you about a time-saving, fat burning form of exercise called HIIT. Also known as high-intensity interval training. HIIT involves exercises done back to back, …Read More

  2. How To Enjoy The Weekend Without Getting Off Track

    Do you want to enjoy your weekends but aren't sure how to do it without ruining your progress in the gym? You're not alone. This is more common than you think and with the right steps, we can help you do this. But first, the ground rules. Here at Compel Fitness, we're all about looking, feeling, and being healthy. But not at the expense of locking yourself in your room and not enjoying life. We're…Read More

  3. 3 Health and Fitness Essentials

    When's the last time you took a shot getting into better shape or losing weight, and you came up short? If you're like most of our first-time clients here at Compel Fitness, it’s happened over and over again. In fact, you probably feel like you’ve been coming up short more frequently than you succeed. When it comes to health and fitness, this happens to most people, but I'm here to tell you it…Read More

  4. Conquer Fear And Beat Failure With A Daily Routine

    You owe it to yourself to put all fears that are holding you back from making your life, or the life of those around you, better. Game Of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin once said, “Fear cuts deeper than swords” and it’s the truth. For health and fitness conscious people, this “sword” can slice through your goals of getting into shape. Most of our clients “swords” are getting star…Read More

  5. Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

    There are so many products and gimmicks out there that promise quick weight loss. It’s been a buzz word for more years than I can count! If you’re unhappy with the way you look, your first thought is “I need to lose weight”, but what if I told you that may not be the right answer. Today, I would like to explain to you the difference between weight loss and fat loss to help you gain a bette…Read More

  6. It’s All About Glute Strength

    Everybody wants to be the most powerful athlete on the field, no matter the sport. The most powerful baseball player hits the most home runs, the most powerful golfer has the longest drive, and the most powerful boxer has the best chance at delivering a knockout punch. Power is defined as force times the velocity of a movement. In simple terms, this means that the amount of force you put into some…Read More

  7. The Secret to Getting a Tight, Toned Physique

    In today’s blog post, I’m going to address one of the most widespread misconceptions when it comes to getting in shape…cardio. Cardio is extremely important because if we do it correctly, it strengthens our heart, increases circulation, and helps with our endurance, but the problem is, everywhere you look, someone is telling you that in order to lose weight and tone up, you need to do massiv…Read More

  8. Is It Safe to Squat Below Parallel?

    “She doesn’t squat right!” “What makes you say that?” “She goes all the way down to the bottom.  I thought you weren’t supposed to squat below parallel and let your knees cross over your toes.” I had this conversation with two of our female training clients the other night and it got me thinking…this would be a great blog topic to write about. This controversial topic has been d…Read More

  9. Working Out with a Partner

    Over the last 10 years of working in the fitness industry, I’ve always found that there are two types of people: those that ENJOY working out with a partner and those that DON’T.  For the record, I can understand both sides of the coin.  For some, exercise = me time, a chance to disconnect and reduce stress, reflect with some introspection, and work on your own health and fitness.  That per…Read More

  10. How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

    One of the things a personal trainer at Compel Fitness can help you with is setting realistic fitness goals. Setting realistic goals will help you stay motivated with your workout routine because you'll be able to meet your goal and move onto the next one, so you see and experience the progress you are making with your body. When making those goals, our personal trainers will take many factors int…Read More