5 Common Sense Ways To Manage An Injury While Still Exercising

5 Common sense ways to manage an injury while still exercising    Take 1 week off.  I know the title sucked you in with learning how to get better without rest but the truth is you need to figure out if rest is going to help the condition.  1 week is a short period of time and you can gain a lot of information from a little rest.  It its […]

How Paramount is the Accuracy of Your Wearable?

How Paramount is the Accuracy of Your Wearable? As I was finishing up a workout a few Sundays ago, I got off the treadmill feeling pretty accomplished only to realize I wasn’t wearing my Fitbit. ARG! I immediately felt defeated. Now having no record I completed a workout, it’s like it never even happened! This is the effect wearable technology has on us. It gives us a feeling of accomplishment […]

Maria

How To Prevent Athletic Injuries In Your Upcoming Sport Season

2018, The Year of Prevention! In preparation for the upcoming spring sports, many trainers and coaches will incorporate an injury prevention program in to their pre-season training. School age students participating in team sports are at a higher risk for sport-related injuries. Of these, lower extremity injuries have statistically shown to be the most common, accounting for more than half of all reported sports injuries. An increase in both non-contact […]

New year, NEW GOALS

Congratulations to our Lighten Up Client, Matthew Churton, who has lost 60 pounds so far since April 2017. Matt’s waist size has gone from 40 inches to 34 inches! Matt trains with us 4 days a week implementing cardio and strength training each workout. Way to go Matt! New Year, New GOALS BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF BOD PODS ALL OF JANUARY The New Year is a time for […]

“I don’t have time!”

HIT Center Intern Hunter Perry: “I do not have the time.”  Lack of availability is one of the most communal excuses for not exercising among Americans according to a recent poll conducted by US News.  However, not having the time to exercise just may be a grim reality for a working-class fitness seeker.  For those of you that juggle demanding careers and family matters, I may have your solution.  My […]

Kristen

Kristen is from Dayton, OH and received her Bachelor of General Studies degree in Pre-physical Therapy and minored in Psychology from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. While at IPFW, Kristen was a member of the Mastodons women’s soccer team at the division I level. She also played two years in the WPSL for Hammer FC and the Dayton Dutch Lions teams. Kristen spent a year in Findlay, OH working as the […]

Brittney

Brittney is from Huntington, WV. She attended Spring Valley High School and graduated in 2010 where she played softball and continued her career at West Virginia State University as a catcher. Brittney graduated from Marshall University in 2016 with her Bachelors in Exercise Science. She is currently the HIT FIT & Lighten Up Assistant Director and Social Media Manager for the HIT Center.  Health and fitness have always been a […]

Darryl

Darryl is from Brooklyn, NY and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Marshall University. He was a walk-on for the Marshall University football team. He joined the HIT Center team as an intern in 2007 and has since earned the position as the Assistant Speed-Up Director. He has learned so much throughout the years being at the HIT Center, working with people of all ages, helping […]

Derrick

Derrick received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, as well as his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Marshall University. His experience in training varies vastly across the fitness spectrum. He has worked directly with athletes of all levels (youth, high school, collegiate, NFL Combine/Pro Day athletes), clinical populations (Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, and Diabetes Maintenance) as well as the everyday individual striving to improve their fitness levels. […]