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How Many Points Do You Have?

How Many Points Do You Have?

We’ve added another reason to work out consistently: points redeemed for free swag, free membership, free personal training sessions and free shakes. Rack up your points just by checking into the club, purchasing recovery shakes & protein bars, getting a much needed (and much deserved) massage, and now, through April 15th you will earn 100 bonus points just for meeting with our fitness director Jose.

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Queenax on Matrix Fitness Club

Queenax on Matrix Fitness Club

Matrix Fitness Club is always improving, keeping up with current exercise science philosophies and training techniques and adding top of the line equipment to ensure our members and clients have limitless possibilities when working toward their fitness goals.

We are very excited to introduce our custom functional training solution, Queenax™ by Precor. Queenax was designed to provide our members with a safer and more convenient full-body, HIIT, and group functional fitness program experience.

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40 Reasons to Lose Weight

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We all have our own reasons for getting fit and wanting to become more healthy. Here are 43 of the most common reasons people want to lose weight, how many of them can you relate to?

  • Improved health and wellness.
  • Improved cardiovascular system and function.
  • Feel better physically.
  • More energy.
  • Improved self esteem.
  • Happier when looking in the mirror.
  • Comfortable and confident when talking to new people.
  • Become less self critical.
  • Feel less self conscious in public places.
  • Become stronger.
  • Become faster.
  • Become more assertive.
  • Live longer.
  • Stop getting out of breath easy.
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Loaded Movement Training with ViPR

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MATRIX TRAINERS USE THE VIPER WITH OUR MEMBERS AND THEY LOVE THE RESULTS THEIR GETTING

Your body moves in 3-dimensions, so why not train that way? The ViPR was designed to be a dynamic tool for conditioning the body using a training style known as Loaded Movement Training. This type of training uses whole-body integrated exercises to perform movement-based resistance training. 

Why do we want to train this way? The creator of the ViPR, Michol Dalcourt, describes it best as he shares the need for such a device and why he made it: 

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I swing to be strong for life

I swing to be strong for life

            I swing to be strong for life

            Just like most of students of the kettlebell, the swing has had a profound effect on me. I was fortunate enough to have been indoctrinated into kettlebell training eight years ago by Jeff Martone. It was the practical application to my study's of Gray Cook and the movement screen (PNF, reciprocal inhibition, irradiation). Jeff also had one point that he hammered home, everything derived off the swing (ex. clean & snatch). What he meant was, learning the swing is a pivotal point in our strength journey, without proficiency in the swing and learning how to hip hinge correctly, all other exercises would lack efficiency. Take the split squat for example, once I tell a student to squeeze their glutes and pull their knees-caps up as if they were swinging, they pop straight up and look at me with amazement. There is one caveat. The deadlift and the plank are the prerequisites to the swing. Once we have that down, we can then start dialing in on the swing. They are a myriad of benefits that can all be linked to the swing and they have been a life changer to my students and myself.  

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Eat Clean To Get Lean

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Long boring cardio sessions, back to back cardio and spin classes and no results. What am I doing wrong? This is a common question heard by most Matrix trainers. The answer is add in some strength training to build lean muscle which will speed up your metabolism and a healthy meal plan to get all the proper nutrients. Don't worry were not suggesting another crazy fad diet but sensible eating to permanently lose pounds for good.

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The Truth about Youth Training

The Truth about Youth Training

The Truth about Youth Training

Youth athletics is a topic that engenders great discussion and debate among trainers, strength coaches and parents.  Often, we hear stories of children and teens who push themselves (or are pushed by parents and coaches) to the physical brink within their sport only to suffer debilitating injuries that impede their athletic career.  Research finds that these incidents are more pervasive than we could imagine.

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