1. Introduction to Weightlifting: The Clean and Jerk

    Olympic weightlifting consists of two moves: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Both are challenging and will build strength as few other exercises can. Forge Rx in Winder and Braselton offers a group fitness class called Lift-Rx that focuses on these two Olympic weightlifting moves. In this blog po…Read More

  2. Introduction to Weightlifting: The Snatch

    Weightlifting scares a lot of gym goers. Weightlifting usually entails a lot of weight, big strong guys, and a barbell — which is almost as foreign of an object as holding a baby for the first time. To put it bluntly, weightlifting is intimidating to many people. Why is this? Because it’s unknow…Read More

  3. What is Functional Fitness?

    “What’s the point of fitness anyway?” When your life is busy, you may be wondering how to squeeze in exercise. And besides, what’s the point? You’re healthy. You eat right most of the time. You’re active. You play with your kids and take them to soccer practice. Why make a point to work …Read More

  4. 5 Causes of a Metabolism Meltdown

    From adding cinnamon to just about everything to drinking lemon water the minute you rise, there are oddball ways to improve your metabolism, but what’s wrecking it in the first place? At a very basic glance, our metabolism is responsible for breaking down fuel and converting it into energy for ou…Read More

  5. How Your Gut Health Is Impacting Your Workout (Part Two)

    Calling the microbiome! Gut health begins with healthy nutrition — learn what you can do to get a better workout without GI distress! In part one, we talked about how your gut health can impact your workout and begin to dive into the microbiome. In today’s post, well continue the conversation an…Read More

  6. How Your Gut Health Is Impacting Your Workout (Part One)

    Nutrition plays a vital role in helping you achieve your fitness goals just as much as your gut health can better power your next workout!   Have you ever known a person who can down a giant burrito, only to go out and complete the best HIIT workout of their life? There are a few and those are the …Read More

  7. Amazing Feats of Human Strength

    Amazing Feats of Human Strength ”Strength and growth come only through continuous effort” - Napoleon Hill Throughout history, the competitive spirit and the human desire to improve and achieve continues to grow. As people have discovered what they are capable of, they seek to push the boundaries…Read More

  8. What is Mobility Training?

    How incorporating mobility into your exercise routine can prevent injuries and increase your strength.   In a previous post, we examined why a warm-up is a crucial piece to your fitness, but one that is often neglected. Mobility and a warm-up are like cousins, while a warm-up primes you for your wo…Read More

  9. Do You Skip This Crucial Step In Your Workout?

    It is time to be more intentional with every part of your health and wellness. The fitness space is an ever-evolving entity, just like your health and wellness! We have witnessed the transition of cardio-heavy workouts being traded in or supplemented with weightlifting and metabolic conditioning. Bu…Read More

  10. Celebrate Women’s Health and Fitness Month

    September is national Women’s Health and Fitness Month. While every month should be a month of health and fitness for every woman, September is a dedicated time to learn about your health risks and ways to improve your health and fitness so that you can improve your quality of life and reduce your…Read More