The Secret to Long-Term Success

05 Dec

Did you know that training is only a small component of your health and fitness success? It is common to think that working out is the primary building block to reaching your goals, but in actualit...

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Using Nutrition to Manage Inflammation and Stay Healthy

28 Nov

Inflammation can cause a number of issues such as pain, swelling, redness, the damage of healthy cells, tissue, and organs, and more. It even plays a central role in diseases such as cancer, arthri...

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5 Tips to Stay on Track with Your Goals During the Holidays

13 Nov

The holidays can be a magical time but unfortunately, they can also come with a lot of stress and anxiety for individuals striving to lose weight or improve their health and fitness. Thanksgiving i...

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Six Effects of Alcohol Consumption

07 Nov

Alcohol has become a huge part of American culture and is now the center of many social events, both personal and professional. Alcohol is also used as a means to boost confidence, wind down after ...

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6 Specialty Barbells for Strength Training

31 Oct

We all have tools at our disposal that will support our journey to become the strongest versions of ourselves. Whether it’s the barbell, dumbbells, or even cable machines, they all work. But, somet...

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8 Lessons Learned Dropping from 10% to 6% Body Fat

16 Oct

As a coach, I get to observe the struggles and successes of my clients. I get to understand firsthand what drives human behavior and the things to which people aspire. One theme that is prevalent a...

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The Power of the Sun

10 Oct

Nature has given us potent therapies that are scientifically proven to decrease the risk of disease. They don’t require a prescription, are completely free and dramatically move the body toward hea...

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3 Phases of Nutrition to Ensure Long-Term Success

26 Sep

Nutrition prescriptions can be both simple and complex depending upon the individual’s starting point and their motivation for change. At Central Athlete, it is no secret that our mission is to bui...

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Have You Been Doing Your Aerobic Training All Wrong?

19 Sep

If you are a client of Central Athlete you have most likely seen the word “MAP” used to describe aerobic conditioning within your personalized training program. Coined by James Fitzgerald of OPEX, ...

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Seven Hacks for Living a Healthier Lifestyle

12 Sep

It seems as though human beings are the only mammals who are no longer honoring the biological necessities of life such as daily movement, sunshine, hydration, proper food sources, and adequate sle...

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When to Prescribe Food Quality Goals vs. Macronutrient Goals

05 Sep

There is a reason why babies crawl before they learn to walk. This biological order of operation sets the child up for success as they begin learning how to run, jump, skip, ride a bicycle, etc. Ea...

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10 Unconventional Core Exercises

21 Aug

Traditional core exercises can become mundane and oftentimes useless in their translation into increased performance and injury prevention. Without a deep understanding of the ever-growing list of ...

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You Are What You THINK

14 Aug

This week's blog is a guest post from our summer marketing intern, Jenna Gooch! “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” “I can’t do a pull-up, so why would I even try?” “I can’...

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The Four Benefits of Conscious Breathing

25 Jul

On average, you will take around 16 breaths per minute. This means you will take 23,040 breaths just today and 8,409,600 breaths this year. Out of all those breaths, how many can you remember takin...

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10 Progressional Core Exercises

17 Jul

The benefits of having a strong core span far beyond chiseled abs and improved confidence during swimsuit season. By now, we already know that six-pack abs are made in the kitchen, but a strong cor...

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Stop Dreaming About Your Goals and Make Them a Reality

27 Jun

Are you continuously sitting around, just hoping for your dreams and fantasies to come true? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, those fantasies will never become a reality if a...

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The Top 10 Glute Strengthening Exercises

19 Jun

It is safe to say that the stronger the posterior chain (the muscles along the backside of your body, such as the spinal erectors, glutes, and hamstrings) the stronger the individual. There are bod...

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Quick, Easy & Delicious Meal Prep Recipes

11 Jun

One of the biggest challenges for those looking to improve their nutrition is finding recipes that are not extremely time-consuming or difficult. Lucky for you, the only type of cooking that happen...

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The Power of a Fitness Assessment

06 Jun

Great fitness programs can only be created through a deep understanding of each individual client. A comprehensive fitness assessment and ongoing assessments and consultations are truly the gold st...

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How to Prevent Getting Sick

30 May

Progressive overload is imperative in order to see long-term progress and success within a training program. Unfortunately for some, there may be things standing in the way of the ability to contin...

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Understanding Food Intolerances For Better Results!

20 May

Many of the individuals at Central Athlete have the common value of continual growth. For some, that means working towards increased performance inside the gym and for others, it means using health...

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Cluster Training: A Complex Method of Progression for Intermediate and Advanced Athletes

09 May

There comes a point in time where linear progressions and simple undulations in volume and intensity are no longer effective in producing progression. After several years of consistent strength tra...

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Big News At Central Athlete!

15 Apr

In the fall of 2014, I was into my sixth year of coaching, owning and managing a gym and was on the verge of a serious burnout with something that I was deeply passionate about. Amanda and I decid...

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Ensuring Results Through Technological Advances in the Health & Fitness Industry

11 Apr

The time has come where technology has become a pivotal part of our lives; from driverless cars to solar panel roofs and even the ability to join a live fitness class from the comfort of your own h...

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Understanding Energy Balance For Performance and Recomposition

25 Mar

A strong lifestyle, or basic lifestyle guidelines as we refer to them at Central Athlete, come ahead of any caloric or macronutrient prescription. Movement Water Sunshine Sleep Food quality Breat...

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8 Reasons Why We Sleep

21 Mar

Numerous functions of the brain are restored and deepened by sleep. Whether your primary objective in life is to become the leading sales rep for a global company, improving your talent in a compet...

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What You Do TODAY Becomes Who you Are TOMORROW

13 Mar

You are a product of every decision you make. Who you want to become starts with each and every thought, action and habit you create. What you do today eventually becomes who you are tomorrow. Wat...

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The 6 Supplements Central Athlete Stands Behind

24 Feb

Energy balance, macronutrients, micronutrients and meal timing all have their place in a well- rounded training program, but where do supplements fit in? During our assessment process, we often fi...

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Are Short Term Commitments Doing More Harm Than Good?

18 Feb

Rome wasn’t built in a day and healthy habits aren’t created in a month. Heck, they aren’t even established in several months. Creating an identity shift that allows an individual to exhibit the ac...

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Andy Boerckel's Road to Wodapalooza 2019

13 Feb

Andy Boerckel is a different breed of athlete. His ability to prioritize training alongside his roles as a husband, father and leading performer in medical device sales is the reason he is one of t...

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