Proper Spine Alignment During Squats

Squats are one of the most important exercises, as they target several key muscle groups including thighs, calves, back, abs, and arms.  However, they can be a bit intimidating because improper form can result in serious injury.  Don’t let this scare you away though!...

Warming Up for Workouts

Warming up is a crucial aspect of your workout and should never be overlooked.  There are several key actions to remember: First, walk at a brisk pace, or jog, for at least five minutes prior to working out.  This will help ramp up your heart rate so that your cardio...

A Few Words from a FIIT Client

In addition to our regular articles about fitness, I love posting personal anecdotes from actual clients.  Here is one that just came to me from Eric Peterson, a client of Jason Smith Fitness since 2010.  If you have an interesting fitness story to tell, send it my...

Are You Dehydrated? Do You Know How to Tell?

Do you live in Arizona?  We do.  Consider the fact that if you work out, in addition to living in one of the driest and hottest climates in America, that you are consistently losing water— especially during the Summer (or in this case, a 90 degree April). Add to that...

The First Month

If 2017 has turned into a year where you are dragging your feet, and you are eager for a lifestyle change involving health and fitness, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is getting started.  I have found that sometimes it’s not just entering the gym for the first...