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Sick of Slouching? It’s Time to Build Your Back

Sick of Slouching? It’s Time to Build Your Back

Sick of Slouching? It’s Time to Build Your Back Perfect Your Posture with These Movements  UpFit Training Academy Jacob O’Connor, Brian Santanelli   Personal training and small group programs are often designed with the goal of improving muscular strength. As important as muscular strength is, maintaining a balance is perhaps just as essential. One of […]


The Importance of Upper Body Strength

The Importance of Upper Body Strength UpFit Training Academy Jacob O’Connor, Brian Santanelli  For many people upper body strength is not among their top priorities or goals in regards to their personal training. While this aspect of fitness may not be as focused on as others such as weight loss, it’s importance should not be […]


Stop Eating LESS

Stop Eating LESS

There’s a reason most people regain the weight lost after a successful dieting period. Diets are not sustainable. Our body is smart enough to revert back to our previous heavier selves. There’s got to be a better way; a long term, lifestyle approach that can keep weight “yo-yo” ing at bay. In comes the idea […]



We’re all the same, except that we’re all different. 

We’re all the same, except that we’re all different. 

Different backgrounds, experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and stories. Leg lengths, hand sizes, past injuries, fears, motivations, and dreams.    Fitting square pieces into round holes will rub squares the wrong way. Can we mold our plan of fitness and health to collaborate and work with our multi shaped clients? This doesn’t mean straying away from the […]


UpFit Training Academy - Squat Progression

UpFit Training Academy – Squat Progression

Building a Strong Foundation for Fundamental Movement UpFit Training Academy – Squat Progression Jacob O’Connor       Unfortunately, the word basic is commonly interpreted as easy or unchallenging. Too often we are influenced by snippets of physical feats performed for social media. Impressive as they are, most of this content is made for views rather than results […]


Do you need protein to lose weight?

Do you need protein to lose weight?

What does protein have to do with it? At first apprehensive about showing her picture, Jill decided that her story was worth sharing!   This is Jill with Wes, and this is what she said to me when I asked her how she dropped 40 lbs since training with us… “Well coming here to workout, […]