Earning That First Pull-Up

So you want to get that first strict Pull-Up? Somewhat idolized in the fitness world, pull-ups are a great performance marker for upper body strength. But, like most performance goals, you aren’t going to snap your fingers and be able to pull your bodyweight over a bar. It takes time, a systematic approach, and CONSISTENT […]

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Embrace Your Inner Child

Crawling, a right of passage as an infant, but did you know that crawling is one of the most beneficial full body exercises that any age/ability can take advantage of? Crawling has a lot of the same benefits for adults as it provided at a developmental stage for an infant. Unfortunately, as adults, we tend […]

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Let’s Activate Those Glutes

Glutes! Lately they seem to be the only thing people are talking about and taking pictures of. But there is a lot more to that perky bubble butt than having a picture worthy behind. Keep reading to find out why the Glutes are so important and how to activate/strengthen them with some bodyweight exercises. The […]

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MORE CORE

If you have been following my Instagram account #evolvebymelissa, you will have seen how important having a strong core is in everything we do. Development of a strong core can be a common goal for numerous reasons, such as: ¬†improving physical physique, preventing/relieving back pain, improving performance in recreational or competitive activities and building a […]

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Surviving the Desk

Since making the transition from a full-time coach at the gym to building my own online coaching business, I have found that I am spending more time than ever at the desk. Knowing what years of being desk-bound has done for posture and mobility for the majority of my clients, I started to think of […]

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How to Set SMART Goals

As I mentioned in my previous article Have You Hit a Training Plateau, one of the first steps is to not only have a goal, but to make sure that your training regiment supports that goal. Having a solid fitness goal is an amazing way to power you towards success, but not all goals are […]

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