Virtual Murph 2020

Brandon Leary Events, News/Main, Updates

Heats We will hold ONE HEAT via ZOOM for this event, 930am.   Register here through Eventbrite for your heat link! Murph Story  A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down …

Lifestyle, Self-Care, and Your Immune System

Jake Articles, News/Main, Nutrition, Updates

While we can’t control a lot of what’s happening right now, we can control working towards building a healthy immune system and prioritizing our self care. By incorporating some of these basic healthy ideas listed below, you can better protect yourself and feel your best during this unprecedented time. Hopefully, these will turn into habits that you’ll continue to implement …

A Sanctuary for Fitness

Brandon Leary News/Main, Updates

For 13 years we’ve honed our craft – providing great in-person coaching through group classes and personal training.   In just a few weeks, everything we’ve done as a business has been flipped upside down.  Of course, we’re not alone. Many businesses have had to quickly change how they offer their service.  Most of you have had to similarly change your …

Holiday Survival Guide

Jake Articles, News/Main, Updates

At RVA Performance Training, we take pride in the fact that we don’t give in to many of the holiday gym stereotypes. We have higher and more consistent attendance throughout the year, don’t see the typical slump during the holidays, and we don’t have the crazy New Year’s resolution gym rush quite like the other gyms. The fact is, joining …

Nutritional Periodization

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Updates

You’ve probably heard of periodizing your training, but did you know you can and should consider periodizing your nutrition?  I’ve practiced periodizing my nutrition for years now and I teach it to my clients as well. Nutritional periodization is the perfect way to prioritize your health while working towards your long term goal of fat loss. It’s the answer to …

2019 Fall CrossFit Open at RVA Performance Training

Brandon Leary News/Main, Updates

We can’t believe the Open is almost here. I am going to give you some preliminary details to look out for, as we have some awesome things planned this year! This link breaks things down to an insanely simple easy to read format. Below is our weekly layout for the 5 weeks of the Open. There will be plenty of …

How To Find Your Starting Point For Counting Calories

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Nutrition

How many calories should you eat when you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or both?  First things first. The most important thing to understand when you’re beginning this journey is knowing where your calories currently are, so tracking for a week is necessary. You might also want to invest in a food scale as it’s more accurate when you …

Using a foam roller to improve movement

David Younkins Articles, News/Main, Updates

We see people in gyms foam rolling all over the place, and it’s great!  There’s little wrong with foam rolling, and while there’s some evidence that it can improve joint range of motion without a decrease in performance,  we want to make sure we are doing it intentionally since some of you might feel a bit like this from time …

Are you always on a diet?

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Nutrition

Have you been eating less and feel hungry all the time (or maybe no hunger at all anymore)? All the while, experiencing zero weight loss or body composition changes? If this is you and you’re constantly in dieting mode, your body will eventually start fighting back. This is extremely frustrating, believe me I get it! (this used to be me). …