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Shoutout Chris Butler

Uncategorized May 25, 2024

Sending a shoutout this weekend to Chris Butler!
Chris has been with Northstar for multiple years now, and continues to build healthy habits to last a lifetime day by day.
We always look forward to talking Bills and Sabres with Chris, and while he never fails to give 100% effort in his workouts...we do notice he brings a little extra juice when they're doing well!
Keep up the good work Chris!

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Balance/Stability Exercises

Uncategorized May 15, 2024
 

Do you struggle with feeling balanced and stable in everyday activities? These exercises are built to stabilize the core and increase proprioception (the ability to know and control what your body does without visual cues). Doing exercises like these in a controlled environment (ideally with the help of a professional) will set you up to handle any activity you need to do, without fear of injury!

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Shoutout Lisa

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2024

This week we would like to shoutout, Lisa! Lisa is always cheering clients on at the studio and she has seen success of her own throughout her journey at Northstar Fitness.
We are proud of you, Lisa!

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Shoulder Mobility

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2024
 

Struggling with shoulder pain, tightness or just wanting to improve your shoulder health? These controlled articular rotations(CARS) are a great way to actively move the joint and muscles through a full range of motion. Follow below to learn how to perform the movement, add this into your daily routine and start enjoying the benefits of improved shoulder mobility.

How to.

1. Stand tall, engage your core as if you were in a plank position.

2. Make a fist with the arm you are working, hold the arm straight out infront of your chest

3. Push the shoulder of the working arm forward feeling the scapula protract

4. From this position slowly bring the arm overhead breathing through any stiffness.

5. As the hand reaches the top, slowly start to rotate the arm so your palm faces away from you as you move the arm back behind you. Go as far as you feel comfortable again breathing through stiffness.

6. Once the arm reaches your side, slowly reverse the movement until you are back in the starting...

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Happy Easter!

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2024

Happy Easter from everyone at Northstar Fitness! Enjoy the time spent with loved ones and safe travels to everyone who is traveling! 

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Introducing Trevor Pruett

Uncategorized Mar 27, 2024

We are pleased to warmly introduce the newest member of our growing Team! 

He graduated from UW-Whitewater and received a masters from UW-La Crosse.  A former wrestler, he has helped coach area wrestling.   He is a great addition to the Northstar Team and Family!

Trevor has begun our training program as part of our Career Progression System, that helps not only our clients see better results, but helps our staff grow and develop in meaningful ways.   

He allows Northstar Fitness to expand availability, offering times, and improve our depth as a team.  

You can read more about him on our website here:  Northstar Team

Northstar Fitness is not your typical gym, bootcamp, cross fit, or conventional exercise.  We've not only developed the latest in resistance training science. And our mission is to help our clients achieve the look, energy, overall health, and high quality-of-life, to achieve each of our client's God-given potential,...

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A Baseline of Fitness

Uncategorized Mar 16, 2024

Practicing healthy habits with the intention of them being a "fix" is proven to lead to a never-ending yo-yo effect on your health.

Reframe your mind to think of exercise and nutrition as lifelong commitments, and that "healthy you" won't be temporary, but your new baseline.

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The Skinny on Sugar - How to Break that Sweet Addiction.

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2024

In the last 40-50 years, food companies have increasingly added sugar to help satisfy those taste buds.  From cereal, to candies, to soda, sugar has become a common place.  In that same time period, the obesity rate has increased from <10% Obesity to >40%.  Moreover, obesity and obesity related illness has become the number one cause of death.  

How much should I be consuming a day?  According to the American Heart Association, the recommended daily allowance for adults is 25g for women and 36g for men.  

For reference, a can of mountain dew has 46 grams of sugar.  But before you say, “That’s why I drink diet soda”, note there are studies that have shown artificial sweeteners may not be any better than regular sugar. It’s important to understand how the body responds to different stimuli.  Why might we crave sugar or sweetened things so much?

 Understanding Sugar and the Sugar cycle

Sugar is a...

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Spring Challenge Week 4 Drawing

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2024
 

Our clients are continuing to knock it out of the park in our Spring Challenge.
Keep up the good work everyone!
Congratulations to Dawn Fundell for winning this week's drawing - a package of USANA Protein!

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Pushup Progression

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2024
 

Do you get bored with your workouts or have fewer results as you go? Progressions are a very important aspect of any exercise program, ensuring progress is made safely and continuously. They also keep the program fun and engaging! Here's a simple pushup progression. Remember as you do these, ensure you have proper technique, no pain, and ability to do multiple reps before fatiguing before moving on to the next.

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