Fitness Series

When Training Stops Being Enjoyable

Your experience in fitness as a whole should be enjoyable - if you're not having a good time, you should probably do something else.

This blog was originally written for the PFP Barbell Club. I have been competing in the sport of weightlifting for about 5 years now and coaching for the better part of 4. I am a big believer in training being “Process Driven”. If we can focus on the process of getting better then the results will…

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30-Minute Workouts: How Long is Enough?

Do you think you need to spend hours in the gym to get the results you want? Try these 30-minute workouts and you'll believe otherwise!

There is this common belief that you need to spend hours in the gym to get the results you’re looking for. When it come to weight loss and burning fat, workouts can be short when done with proper form and focus on efficiency. The key to any 30 minute workout is simplicity. The biggest mistake…

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New Year, New Fitness Apps

Jumpstarting into a new fitness routine can be overwhelming - one good idea is to utilize fitness apps to help you along the way!

With the new year in full swing, many people are off to a fresh start with their healthy resolutions! Whether it be losing a few pounds, getting started in a new fitness routine, or wanting to be healthier in general, there are so many different ways to accomplish this!  It may be overwhelming at first…

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Enjoy this year in review of the PFP Barbell Club!

In our first post of the new year I wanted to take a look back and review the year we had at PFP Barbell. We went through a lot of growth and changes last year. From coaching changes, joining East Coast Gold, and holding our first weightlifting meet the gym, the team transformed and was…

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Four Goals for Training

It's hard to stay motivated when you can't beat your PR - try approaching each session with these four goals for training in mind.

When we start as weightlifters, Personal Records can be a weekly or daily occurrence. However, once the PR Party stops we must work harder to stay interested and engaged as athletes. The same can be said for any kind of fitness training. It’s hard to stay excited when you can’t beat your mile time. Or…

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Half-Marathon Training: The Week Before the Race

half-marathon training: the week before the race

Half-marathon training. I’ve been running for about 40 years now.  Long-term wear and tear led me to an altered gait. Which in turn led to lots of pain when running.  Our PFP running coach, Jake Boyer, managed to correct my gait. My personal trainer and gym co-owner, Tom Duer, gave me exercises to strengthen my…

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