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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, their workout programs when they're not at the gym, and of course a pair of dedicated gym shoes. Naturally things [...]

By |2020-02-17T16:40:33+00:00February 17th, 2020|Mindset Monday, Nutrition, Training|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You’re Out of Shape and Over Weight

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 you actually are eating. With smart phones and the internet, it's easier than ever to find out what's in your food, [...]

By |2020-01-27T16:35:57+00:00January 27th, 2020|Nutrition|Comments Off on MyFitnessPal Vs. Avatar: Which one is better?

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 sentiment we often here. It's not uncommon for clients to have ambitious and lofty goals. If there is one thing [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:11:40+00:00September 18th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on 1 Simple Change You Can Make to Your Nutrition to Get Better Results

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 the fundamentals of nutrition, so you can maximize your results. Before we begin, it's important NOT to go into this [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:34:10+00:00June 24th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on What is Flexible Dieting | What is IIFYM? | What is the Macro Diet? Nutrition Basics Part I

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 to have him put down because he was having difficulty standing due to his weight. The vet felt that Kai [...]

By |2019-05-07T14:40:54+00:00May 7th, 2019|Mindset Monday, Nutrition|Comments Off on Mindset Monday: What Can a Dog Teach us About Fitness?

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 nutritional approach. That means when we focus on a specific amount of carbs, fats, and proteins, and we put less [...]

By |2019-03-09T19:50:23+00:00March 9th, 2019|Food Friday, Nutrition|Comments Off on Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich Review!

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 no-nonsense coaches that stick to the fundamentals of strength training, but more importantly, science. On top of that, we've both [...]

By |2019-02-22T15:01:22+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Coach's Couch, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Training|Comments Off on Coach’s Couch Episode 2: Weight Loss Expert and Cancer Survivor Ben Dearman

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. It doesn't matter if your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, or perform better, you probably need to be [...]

By |2019-02-19T21:01:07+00:00February 19th, 2019|Nutrition|Comments Off on Fairlife Milk Review: The End of Protein Shakes?

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 and quick (10-15 minutes). While it does rely on some pre-prepared foods, the ingredients list is short, and they pack [...]

By |2018-10-19T13:36:01+00:00October 19th, 2018|Nutrition|Comments Off on Food Friday: Chicken Sausage & Mashed Potatoes

Food Friday: Sweet Potato & Egg Hash

This is one of my go to meals because it has a good amount of carbs, proteins, and fats in it making it really well rounded. On top of that, it's simple to make, and hard to mess up. Since there is no such thing as a perfect meal, one of the drawbacks is that [...]

By |2018-10-05T16:33:01+00:00October 5th, 2018|Nutrition|Comments Off on Food Friday: Sweet Potato & Egg Hash