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How Can Sleep Affect Your Workout?

April 3, 2020

There are many factors that can affect the quality of your workout and the effectiveness of your fitness regimen. What you eat is always one of the most important things—if you’re eating the right things, then it’s more likely that this will manifest itself in the body you’ve always been hoping for. The same can be said of the exercises you’re performing—it’s hard to build up your core strength if you’re not putting in the hard work of core exercises, for example. One thing some of our clients at Pamela Young Fitness frequently underestimate, however, is the power of a... View Article

What Is an EMOM Workout?

March 20, 2020

There are any number of exercise options out there at any given time, and it can be hard to keep up with it all. There are options that work for different people for any number of reasons, and all can work for a specific person given their own individual requirements and challenges. P90X, Barre, CrossFit—it can be hard to keep track of all these and more. Fortunately, Pamela Young Fitness has an idea for you regarding exercise that might be just the ticket. One regimen that’s becoming more and more popular these days with exercising people of every demographic is... View Article

The Benefits of Kettlebell Swings

March 5, 2020

If you have an office job, or find yourself hunched over a computer and smartphone more than you’d like, you’re in the same boat as many of us. Bad posture can affect our muscle dominance—when you’re slouched over, it’s harder to breathe properly and you are putting unwarranted strain on your back and neck. Luckily, the humble kettlebell is the one piece of equipment that can help solve these problems while providing visible results. What are the benefits of kettlebell swings in Phoenix, AZ? Let’s start with the basics. Kettlebells are small, round weights with a handle on top—you can... View Article

How Social Media Can Improve Your Training

February 20, 2020

If you have social media, you know it can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a great way to keep in touch with loved ones and meet new friends, but when it comes to comparing yourself to others, it can be devastating. We know we shouldn’t measure our progress against others, and it shouldn’t matter if your friend can do 50 pushups while you’re still struggling to do five—yet many of us still have these impulses. How does social media affect your fitness training in Phoenix, AZ? If you’re having trouble focusing on the positive, here are a... View Article

Flexibility vs. Mobility Explained

February 11, 2020

If you’re new to working out, you might have heard “flexibility” and “mobility” being used interchangeably. They’re actually two very different concepts, both of which are important for whole-body health and fitness. While connected, you should aim for achieving both flexibility and mobility in Phoenix, AZ. The short version: flexibility refers to the ability of your connective tissues to temporarily elongate (think of doing the splits), while mobility refers to your body’s general range of motion. If you had trouble moving your right shoulder thanks to sleeping on it strangely, for example, you don’t have mobility—but that wouldn’t necessarily mean... View Article