Believe in Yourself Again Maybe you feel like your best days are behind you. Maybe you’re tired, in chronic pain, and getting more and more uncomfortable in your own skin. Maybe you think about your past athletic exploits and feel deflated. Maybe you’ve never thought of yourself as an athlete at all. We know a… Continue reading Believe In Yourself Again
How to Reduce Stress, by Coach Chris The year 2020 has been an absolute insane ride, especially if you’re here in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area. It’s felt like a seemingly relentless torrent of negativity, disasters, frustration, and isolation for a lot of people. We’ve been glued to our phones and computers more than ever, to stay… Continue reading How to Reduce Stress
Marta has been a member of RECF since last fall. She’s a constant ray of sunshine in the gym (and on Zoom) who is quick to smile, always works hard, and is just a joy to have around. A former rugby player, it took a while to find a fitness program that worked for her.… Continue reading Member Stories: Marta Z.
Should I Wear My Lifters For This? by Coach Chris This question is one of the most frequently asked of all time at RECF, especially at Barbell Club. I got asked three times this very evening, so I thought it would be a good one to write about! First of all — if you’re unclear… Continue reading Should I Wear My Lifters For This?
Will Lifting Weights Make Me Too Bulky? by Coach Chris This is a common question we get from new clients when they come in for an intro session, and see our barbells hanging out in the rack. There seems to be a misconception that as soon as you lift a barbell, you suddenly turn into a… Continue reading Will Lifting Weights Make Me Too Bulky?
You’re More Than Just The Number On the Scale, by Coach Chris One of the most common motivations for joining the gym we hear from new clients is losing weight. This can be a frustrating journey for a lot of people, especially when they come into it with a narrow perspective of what it means… Continue reading You’re More Than Just The Number On the Scale
Coming Back to the Gym after (or in the midst of) a Pandemic, by Coach Chris Gyms around the US are open for business again, after about 3 months of closed doors due to COVID-19. Some folks were fortunate enough to have home gym setups, and were able to continue with a relatively normal workout… Continue reading Coming Back to the Gym after (or in the midst of) a Pandemic
Father’s Day Thoughts: My Dad’s Role in RECF Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try tons of different sports. Baseball, basketball, ice hockey, swim team, diving, soccer, roller hockey, and probably half a dozen other’s I’ve forgotten over the years. For many of those sports, my dad was the team… Continue reading Father’s Day Thoughts: My Dad’s Role in RECF
Historical systemic racism in the Twin Cities: Housing & real estate, by Coach Chris I’ve lived in the Twin Cities since I was in the 4th grade. I love it here. I’ve lived in the suburbs, I’ve lived in Uptown MPLS, Lauderdale, and now in the Midway neighborhood in St. Paul. I’ve always thought of… Continue reading Historical systemic racism in the Twin Cities: Housing & real estate
Recovering from a tough workout doesn’t have to be rocket science. With a little bit of forethought and intention, you can bounce back after tough workouts faster and have the energy you need to tackle your day to day tasks. Like most aspects of health, there are a handful of key elements that are going… Continue reading Question of the Week: How can I recover faster after workouts?