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2603, 2020

Arkitect Quarantine Kit

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Arkitect Quarantine Kit

Right now most of us are struggling with the new "norm" of working from home, not working at all, or having a significantly altered schedule. The internet is abound with funny videos, endless memes, and [...]

2303, 2020

Fear & Gratitude | Mindset Monday

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mindset Monday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fear & Gratitude | Mindset Monday

Have you ever seen the dozens of large sprawling banners for a single product or brand at a sporting event? It's common in football, baseball, racing, etc... It will be a single logo displayed over [...]

1703, 2020

How to Stay Healthy Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic and Quarantine

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Stay Healthy Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic and Quarantine

DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor nor an infectious disease specialist. During a pandemic like the one we are experiencing right now, it is important to get all official guidelines directly pertaining to the pandemic [...]

1702, 2020

3 Reasons Why You’re Out of Shape and Over Weight

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: Mindset Monday, Nutrition, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You’re Out of Shape and Over Weight

Recently we've decided to do some remodeling around the gym. One of our latest projects is rearranging our "locker room" area, which serves as a place for clients to leave their gym bags during training, [...]

502, 2020

Why You Should Take My Advice

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Mindset Monday|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why You Should Take My Advice

The internet is an endless sea of information. While it can be a fantastic resource, many people lack the proper tools to discern the good from the bad. Even those who have managed to maintain [...]

2701, 2020

MyFitnessPal Vs. Avatar: Which one is better?

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on MyFitnessPal Vs. Avatar: Which one is better?

Right now tracking your "macros" is all of the rage, and for good reason: It works. It's never been easier to find out roughly how much you should be eating, as well as how much [...]

1401, 2020

What YOU Can Learn From Steroid Users

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Mindset Monday|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What YOU Can Learn From Steroid Users

DISCLAIMER: I do not condone, endorse or otherwise advise the use of steroids unless under direct prescription and administration from your doctor. The public has a lot of misconceptions about steroids, what they are, how [...]

1112, 2019

The Peloton Ad | What Most People Are Getting Wrong

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Peloton Ad | What Most People Are Getting Wrong

Recently Peloton released an ad that is causing quite a bit of controversy. If you have seen the ad, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShKu2icEYw According to the New York Times people have described the ad as [...]

212, 2019

December Newsletter!

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on December Newsletter!

Happy December! We have a TON of news and updates for you: Let's start with the news since if I put it at the bottom, no one will read it! We're going to be a [...]

2711, 2019

Why You Should Consider Competing in Powerlifting

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Powerlifting, Training|Comments Off on Why You Should Consider Competing in Powerlifting

A few years back, there was a big push to train everyone "like an athlete." The sentiment of such a statement is great...sometimes "exercise" is boring, but training can be a lot more fun. There is [...]

1111, 2019

Mindset Monday: What a Veteran Can Teach Us About Life and The Gym

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday|Comments Off on Mindset Monday: What a Veteran Can Teach Us About Life and The Gym

In high school my good friend Emily met a guy from a rival school, and the two began to date. Everyone in our "click" hated that every time we tried to make plans, she was [...]

3010, 2019

Arkitect Fitness 3rd Annual Food and Clothing Drive

By |October 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Arkitect Fitness 3rd Annual Food and Clothing Drive

It's that time of year again when the temperatures are dropping and we're all gearing up for the holidays...but let's not forget those who are less fortunate than us. We are extremely lucky to call [...]

2110, 2019

USAW vs. USAPL: A Tale of Two Sports

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on USAW vs. USAPL: A Tale of Two Sports

USAW and USAPL are the two governing bodies in America of the sport of Weightlifting, and the sport of Powerlifting, respectively. Although there are dozens of federations in Powerlifting, most people would consider USAPL the [...]

210, 2019

AF October News!

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on AF October News!

The temps are dropping, the leaves are changing, and everything in the grocery store is pumpkin flavored...you know what that means...OCTOBER IS HERE! October is turning out to be a busy month at Arkitect Fitness...Here's [...]

1809, 2019

1 Simple Change You Can Make to Your Nutrition to Get Better Results

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on 1 Simple Change You Can Make to Your Nutrition to Get Better Results

When people join a gym for the first time, or after a long lay off, they are usually feeling highly motivated to overhaul their lifestyle habits. "This is going to be the time" is a [...]

1009, 2019

5 Reasons NOT to Drop Deadlifts from the Top

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Powerlifting, Training|Comments Off on 5 Reasons NOT to Drop Deadlifts from the Top

There's a small trend in fitness, usually seen in CrossFit gyms, where someone performing a deadlift may simply drop the bar from the top of the lift. Usually this is done on either a max [...]

1608, 2019

The History of the #BestGymInNH

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Client Awesomeness|Comments Off on The History of the #BestGymInNH

Let's talk about a hashtag. When Arkitect first opened in 2015, some of our clients started using the hashtag "BestgyminNH" when posting about us on social media. Although flattered, I had some hesitations. Afterall, there [...]

1208, 2019

Ripple Milk Review | An Alternative to Fairlife?

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Food Friday|Comments Off on Ripple Milk Review | An Alternative to Fairlife?

A while back in a Food Friday video, we highlighted a product that our coaches used in their daily nutrition: Fairlife Milk. Fairlife seemed to have it all, great taste, amazing macros, and it was [...]

2406, 2019

What is Flexible Dieting | What is IIFYM? | What is the Macro Diet? Nutrition Basics Part I

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on What is Flexible Dieting | What is IIFYM? | What is the Macro Diet? Nutrition Basics Part I

Here at Arkitect Fitness we know that exercise is only half of the battle when it comes to achieving your goals. The other half is nutrition. In this series, we're going to teach you about [...]

1505, 2019

Progress Photos | Why You Should Take Them & How

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday|Comments Off on Progress Photos | Why You Should Take Them & How

You just signed up at a gym. You're nervous. You don't know where anything is, you don't know any of the people there, and you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb not [...]

705, 2019

Mindset Monday: What Can a Dog Teach us About Fitness?

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday, Nutrition|Comments Off on Mindset Monday: What Can a Dog Teach us About Fitness?

Recently I watched a video on Youtube that featured an over weight dog named Kai. At 173lbs, Kai was about 100lbs over weight for a golden retriever. Kai's owners had brought him to the vet [...]

804, 2019

Mindset Monday: Who To Trust | How to Find a Good Fitness Coach

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday|Comments Off on Mindset Monday: Who To Trust | How to Find a Good Fitness Coach

The internet. A blessing and a curse. Especially in the world of fitness. On one hand you have access to an almost infinite amount of information about exercise and nutrition. On the other hand, anyone [...]

903, 2019

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich Review!

By |March 9th, 2019|Categories: Food Friday, Nutrition|Comments Off on Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich Review!

I know what you're thinking...Why the heck is a gym reviewing a junk food like an ice cream sandwich? If you've been following this blog for a while you should know that we follow a flexible dieting [...]

403, 2019

Mindset Monday: Being Patient

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mindset Monday: Being Patient

It's something you've likely heard a dozen times prior: "You have to be patient. You won't get in shape overnight" and although on the surface of our conscious we recognize it to be true, many [...]

2502, 2019

Mindset Monday: Picking a Primary Goal

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Mindset Monday|Comments Off on Mindset Monday: Picking a Primary Goal

Hopefully by now you realize the importance of having a goal, especially when it comes to your fitness. Having goals gives you focus, dedication, and a sense of purpose. After all dieting and exercise isn't [...]

2202, 2019

Coach’s Couch Episode 2: Weight Loss Expert and Cancer Survivor Ben Dearman

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Coach's Couch, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Training|Comments Off on Coach’s Couch Episode 2: Weight Loss Expert and Cancer Survivor Ben Dearman

I've known Ben for over 10 years. We met through a mutual acquaintance at a Jason C. Brown Kettlebell Athletics certification, and ever since then we've been buddies. It's easy to see why, we're both [...]

1902, 2019

Fairlife Milk Review: The End of Protein Shakes?

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Fairlife Milk Review: The End of Protein Shakes?

Prefer to watch/listen? Click here. We are always looking for new and tasty ways to maximize our results. If you've bee paying attention, you'll know that high protein diets are an important part of fitness. [...]

802, 2019

Kodiak Cakes Review: The Best Protein Pancakes?

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Kodiak Cakes Review: The Best Protein Pancakes?

Two of the most common questions we get when it comes to nutrition are: How do I get more protein in?What should I eat? While the importance of breakfast is definitely over hyped, if you [...]

502, 2019

Monthly Challenges: February

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monthly Challenges: February

Arkitect Fitness Monthly Challenges We are incredibly excited to announce our upcoming Monthly Challenges for Arkitect Fitness! Each month we will be picking a new feat of physical performance to challenge our members, as well [...]

1910, 2018

Food Friday: Chicken Sausage & Mashed Potatoes

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Food Friday: Chicken Sausage & Mashed Potatoes

Last week we featured a delicious meal that featured well rounded macros and whole foods. The one draw back was the preparation time. Today we're going to cover a macro-friendly meal that is both simple [...]

1310, 2018

The Gym That Almost Wasn’t…Twice

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Gym That Almost Wasn’t…Twice

I feel my phone buzz against my leg, and hear the familiar "bing!" of a notification. I check the screen and it's an Instagram message. "Hey guys I'm in town for the day and wondering [...]