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October 22, 2014

Energy Fitness personal trainer, Tonya Tittle in downtown Memphis, shows you how to help reduce or eliminate back pain.  If you are you having problems with your back affecting your movement or workout routine click on the video below and follow along?

I’ve uploaded an 8 minute video to YouTube filled with exercises that will increase your spinal flexibility thus reducing back pain. You may also click on the pdf  so you can have a hard copy when you might not have access to the video.  Click here for follow along pdf.  My favorite of all the stretches is the one below, notice how my bottom leg is holding my foot down increasing the hip/glute stretch to increase effectiveness.

                                                                               kneeling it band stretch

Stretches and exercises are only part of the equation for a healthy back.  Regularly consuming foods that are high in Omega 3s (such as fish oil or flax seed oil) are helpful in reducing inflammation.

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November 19, 2011

Memphis Personal Trainers of Energy Fitness encourage you to Load Up on these Ten SuperFoods for Look Young & Weight Loss.

FYI..Superfoods are measured by 2 scores (a basic grading system for food nutrient and health benefits)

1) ANDI Score – Aggregated Nutrient Dense Index

2) ORAC Score – Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (a way to measure antioxidant capacity of food)

Remember Hippocrates said

Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Let Super Foods be your medicine.

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July 8, 2011

This is a great animated video created by the American Heart Association to teach everyone about bad fats and better fats. Great for adults and awesome for kids!

My 5 year old loves it. He was with his dad last year at the grocery store (he calls him Papi- sounds like poppy) and just as he was reaching for some sausage for a duck hunting breakfast he loudly said…..”Papi that’s the BAD FAT”.

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April 1, 2011

Ok this is very poor video and video editing. I was hoping for a much more polished end result but I think you can get through it.

I’m nearing the end of my weight-loss journey and realize that I’m just getting started. I have changed many of my eating habits but still have so much to tweak.

Take a look at this video if you can stand it.

One more thing…. Be sure to check out our April online Newsletter. We get tons of comments from our readers on how they appreciate and use it regularly. Ive been reading it for inspiration over the last few months and really like it. This month is features diabetes.

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Talk soon!

Mark

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March 23, 2011

Our Personal Trainers in Memphis understand that for most people time and money are in short supply. We want to provide you with training that is fast and affordable but Safe!

Many of the clients that come to us are living with injuries and almost all of them are living with some type of pain.

During your initial assessment our personal trainers in Memphis will gather as much information about your injury as possible to determine what, how and IF we can help you with your fitness goals safely.

Shocked! You would be shocked to learn of the number of clients we see that come to us with injuries caused by….other “trainers”!

Unfortunately, weight training without the appropriate knowledge can cause more harm than good. Harm to joints and surrounding tissue will occur if there are muscle imbalances created by poor exercise choice and/or technique.

When your weight training routine includes these errors such as exercising with poor posture/incorrect form, strengthening over-used tight muscles, neglecting weak muscles, not stretching tight muscles, stretching muscles that are already lengthened- dysfunctional movement patterns will be reinforced or even created. The combination of short, tight muscles with long, weak muscles can cause joints to move incorrectly. This overtime can cause irreversible joint damage.

Personal Training works! But do your homework. You CAN find a great deal and a package that fits your budget but please use caution.

An athletic “trainer” with big muscles does NOT equal proper form or knowledge- check their certification(s) and research online. Its easy to see the amount of study involved.

Avoid weekend or week-long certifications. Unfortunately personal training is a very unregulated field so be careful.

Nothing is as important as your health!! Our personal trainers in Memphis are the best in town!

 

Our owner, Tonya Tittle, has a Masters in Exercise Science and is an ACSM certified (top rated) trainer that has helped over 1200 (and counting) clients shape up in Downtowm Memphis over the last 10 years.

 

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February 28, 2011

to not make excuses!!

Returned home from Dallas on Friday afternoon. I attended a sales meeting all week arriving on a Sunday. Not only am I tired from traveling most of the first two months of this year but I can’t get into any rhythm.

I’m still only down about 11 lbs. I do work out on the road with strength training and cardio, but the constant eating out along with the wine and occasional beer are preventing any further weight loss.

That’s about to change as I’m almost finished with all lengthy out of town travel – just my normal two one or two days on the road during the week.

Tonya and I will be enjoying a highly anticipated five day trip to Park City Utah in less than two weeks for some snow skiing, bobsledding, massages and just relaxing…without the kids!! We ARE so excited! And no I don’t expect to lose weight on the trip!

So that’s about it for now- not much to report other than to say that I’ve maintained my original weight loss and still feel like losing my goal of 20lbs by April 23rd is doable.

Mark Tittle

2/27/2011

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April 14, 2010

Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart’s health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape.

Oatmeal
Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Opt for coarse or steel-cut oats over instant varieties — the coarse and steel-cut contain more fiber — and top your bowl off with a banana for another four grams of fiber.