“Choosing Your Team” by Brett Klika

Finding the Right Health Care Professional for Youth Injury Care and Prevention It is a near certainty that at some point in a young athletes’ career, they are going to need to seek the services of a health care professional. This can be due to a variety of factors, but usually, it is for the treatment of an acute or…

Nutrition Tips For The Holidays

Simple Strategies to Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy Fitness Quest 10 would like to introduce nutritionist Heather Fleming to the team. Heather’s personal inspiration toward helping others live a life of feeling well and energized started with a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Nebraska. She pursued the medical field and eventually turned to holistic and alternative healing. …

“Start A Revolution”

By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, NCTMB, Founder of Fitness Quest 10, San Diego, CA It’s September 2009 and there’s change in the air. We could say this everyday, but the month of September symbolizes change for so many American families. Kids are going back to school, and with the new school year comes new schedules and routines, new goals and…

Recovery 101

Work hard.  Train hard.  Play even harder. If you live this kind of lifestyle, then you realize the necessity of proper recovery.  I will break it down simply into 5 easy steps: COOL DOWN, EAT, STRETCH, MASSAGE, SLEEP! 1)  Cool Down =  5 – 20 minutes (depending on your workout) of light cardio, walking, or low intensity exercise can help you…

The Importance of Sleep

A good night’s sleep is necessary to perform at the highest level in school, work, and/or sports.  Getting the correct amount of rest is vitally important to our body’s function, in reducing stress, and in keeping us productive.  It is generally recommended that adults get six to nine hours of sleep a night, but as we try to juggle the demands in…

The World’s Mine Oyster

If your muscles are refusing to grow or make strength gains despite your relentless efforts in the gym, perhaps it’s time to look back a few centuries to the works of none other than William Shakespeare to help you break out of your training rut.  While Mr. Shakespeare hardly had the slightest notion that he was scribing a reference to…

SEO 101 (Keywords Reviled)

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Part 1 Google Keyword Tool For this post I decided to do a video where I explain how to use the Google Keyword Tool to pick your keywords for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for websites as well as tagging. This post is more geared toward fitness professionals that are looking to improve traffic to their website,…

At Least A 1000 Ways To Eat Oatmeal

Eat Breakfast or Else… First, why breakfast?  It is extremely important that you start your day off right by fueling up, increasing energy, mental alertness, and giving your brain, body, and muscles the glucose they need to function.  Oatmeal is an awesome (if not the best) way to do just that. The health benefits gained from regularly eating whole grains…

Drink Debate

Remember hearing about all those studies telling the world that chocolate milk is the best post workout recovery drink?  Sounds pretty good; after all who doesn’t like a big glass of cold, thick, chocolate milk to congratulate themselves on a workout well done?  So what exactly are the advantages of this classic drink over all of the expensive powders and…

Football and Yoga?

The world we live in today accepts health as being multidimensional – a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being as defined by the World Health Organization.  To maintain physical health, individuals must eat right and exercise regularly.  Mental health requires low stress levels and regular intellectual challenges.  Social well-being involves sustaining both an adequate economic status and positive…