Improve Strength and Speed with Plyometric Training

Improve Strength and Speed with Plyometric Training

Plyometrics—a type of movement involving the legs, core, or upper extremities—uses a quick, eccentric-concentric phase to harness elastic muscle properties while using neural drive to increase the number of active motor units, thus netting explosive power and acceleration. The plyometric effect of conditioning is intended to help bridge the gap...

Different Ways to Learn when Getting Fit

Different Ways to Learn when Getting Fit

Everyone learns in a different way, which is important for becoming an effective coach and instructor. According to Rose and Nicholl (1997), there are three basic learning preferences: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Visual learners learn best through seeing the information being taught. Seeing would include actions such as reading text...

Short-Burst Training: Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk for Disease

Short-Burst Training: Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk for Disease

Short-burst training (SBT) is a variation of circuit training. SBT uses a series of high-intensity, short-duration exercises interspersed with brief periods of lower-intensity movement. Clients train as intensely as possible for intervals of 30–60 seconds – depending on the intensity level and the equipment/apparatus used for training – before entering...

VeraVia Experience

VeraVia Experience

We believe in having fun while getting fit, so we design your experience to be non-intimidating and enjoyable. You’ll make life-long friends and become part of a community as you work toward achieving your new life, following a fitness program that’s personalized to accommodate your specific needs and goals. Learn...