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The Hip Extension

The Hip Extension Possibly the second most reviled machine in the studio is the Hip Extension (#1-Leg Press). Without question, it is the hardest machine to teach and the hardest to learn proper form. The belt is the reason the... Read More

Weight Loss After 40 – Why It’s So Hard and What Works

Weight Loss After 40 – Why It’s So Hard and What Works If you’re like many women over 40, you’ve probably noticed that it’s become a lot easier to gain a few pounds than to lose them. The foods that... Read More

10 Ways to Eat Better at Work

10 Ways to Eat Better at Work The office is a sea of temptation with candy dishes on every desk, vending machines stocked with salty goodies down the hall and celebratory sheet cake accompanying every occasion. Don’t give in to... Read More

Focus and Concentration

Focus and Concentration Focus and concentration are considered synonyms and used interchangeably in conversation. However, while the words are similar, they have different meanings. This can be illustrated best by looking at a workout at Vertex Fitness. In the broadest... Read More

You Can’t Out Run a Bad Diet!

You Can’t Out Run a Bad Diet! When we watch weight loss competition shows like The Biggest Loser, we’re led to believe that weight loss is due mostly to countless hours of grueling exercise in a gym with a trainer... Read More

Better Then He Could Have Imagined – Carl Cutler, Testimonial

Better Then He Could Have Imagined – Carl Cutler Carl Cutler says, “The experience was even better than I had imagined. The staff is wonderful and the facility and location are convenient. I would recommend to anyone interested in a... Read More

Leaving Perfectionism Out of Your Diet

Leaving Perfectionism Out of Your Diet I feel like a common struggle among those who embark on a new healthy eating journey is dealing with a perfectionist or “all or nothing” mentality. You’re either eating healthy or you’re not, with... Read More

Flexion and Extension

Flexion and Extension Flexion and Extension – When describing an anatomical movement, flexion is the closing of the angle between two segments of the body. For example, when you bring your hand from your side up to the shoulder, you... Read More

Muscle and Function: The Quadratus Lumborum

Muscle and Function: The Quadratus Lumborum The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) is a deep core muscle located on both sides of the spine that connects the iliac crest to the 12th rib and lumbar spine. Its primary functions are to unilaterally flex... Read More

Quick Results, Alia Bookman is Amazed – Vertex Fitness Testimonial

Quick results, Alia Bookman is Amazed – Vertex Fitness Testimonial It is a very beneficial experience. I am amazed, in just three sessions I see and feel changes in my muscle strength and body form. I have been learning key factors to make my workouts... Read More