Gym Phoenix AZ, Gym Trainer Phoenix AZ - Part 7

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The Flexibility Benefits of Foam Rolling and Stretching

October 23, 2018

Our bodies are capable of incredible things, but there is always room for improvement. One of the best ways to maximize the impact of your workouts is to focus on treating your muscles before and after exercise. Foam rolling and stretching are both useful tools that can help alleviate muscle tension, promote strength and improve flexibility, but it’s important to understand how to use both of these methods effectively to keep your muscles in the best shape possible. Below are some tips from a gym trainer in Phoenix, AZ. Foam rolling Many people use foam rollers to soften muscle tissue... View Article

The Importance of Proper Technique

October 11, 2018

Even if you’ve never experienced it firsthand (which you probably have), you’ve almost certainly seen someone at the gym struggling to maintain good technique while lifting heavy weights. Yes, everyone wants to lift heavy to increase muscle mass, but it’s important to realize that without proper form and technique, the benefits of these exercises are negligible. In fact, you run the risk of seriously injuring yourself if you make a habit out of using improper form when lifting heavy. Therefore, when you’re working on strength training, you should make sure you’re able to do the exercise with the correct technique... View Article

Welcome to Our New Location! Enjoy Our New Gym in Phoenix, AZ

September 27, 2018

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to share with you some information about the brand new location for Pamela Young Fitness. This was a big milestone for us, one I had not initially planned for right away, but when the opportunity presented itself for me to purchase my own building, I couldn’t pass it up. First, let me give you a little bit of background about myself and how I got to this point. As you all know, I have a deeply held passion for health and fitness, and I’ve been working as a full-time personal trainer for more than 15... View Article

The Best Things to Know About Stretching

September 7, 2018

Most athletes know that stretching is an important part of any exercise routine. However, a staggering number of people either don’t stretch enough or stretch improperly. Not doing the right kinds of stretching can lead to decreased athletic performance and even injury, so knowing what you should be doing and when you should be doing it is very important to keep your body in peak condition. Stretching has benefits for everyone. Doing proper stretches before and after a workout can help loosen tight muscles and improve your flexibility and range of motion. It can also greatly reduce your risk of... View Article

Understanding HIIT and How to Burn Fat

August 24, 2018

For many people who are actively trying to burn fat and maintain lean muscle, their first instinct is to hit the treadmill and start logging miles. Steady-state running is a great way to exercise—it can build stamina and improve cardiovascular health—but it doesn’t always produce the weight loss results you might expect. Instead, another method of fat burning is becoming increasingly popular in gyms across the country. This method is high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. Rather than running or doing another exercise at a steady pace, HIIT gets your blood pumping harder with more intense bursts of training and has... View Article