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 …

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 …

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). …

5 Quick and Easy Recipes

Kim Glass Articles, Updates

Turkey Chili Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey 1 small chopped onion 2-3 minced garlic cloves 1 chopped pepper (I used green) 3 tbsp chili powder 1-2 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 1-2 tsp pepper Up to 16 ounces of low sodium chicken broth 1-2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed Directions: Coat your pan with some olive oil spray, and …

6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Fat Loss (+ 6 Tips!)

Kim Glass Articles

Eating too much. This seems so obvious I know, but most of us have no idea how many calories we are eating. Especially if you don’t cook your own food! Take some time and figure out how much you’re eating every day. Tip: Start tracking your food and input into something like MyFitnessPal. This alone is a powerful tool to …

Open Schedule

Brandon Leary Articles, News/Main

Open Schedule running February 19th – March 25th. Thursday February 22nd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd No 7:30pm Class Open Gym 7:30pm-8:30pm 18.1/2/3/4/5 Watch party 8pm Turf Side Saturday February 24th and March 3rd No CrossFit Classes Open workout starting 9am Open gym 8:30am – 10:15am Turf Side Saturday March 10th, 17th, 24th 8am CrossFit Class Only Open workout starting …