How to Properly do Bodyweight Squats

The next video in our new education series called NLF TV!

We have trainer Darren Irving again demonstrating how to properly do a bodyweight squat.

Darren shows the different mistakes commonly seen by his clients when first learning how to do the squat. It’s important to have a good foundation with the squat or else poor form could lead […]

By |December 25th, 2014|NLF TV|Comments Off

How to Do Your First Pushup

The first video in our new education series called NLF TV!

In the first episode of NLF TV, our personal trainer, Darren Irving, will be demonstrating two exercises to master in order to be able to do your first pushup.

Darren uses these two pushup progressions to help his clients do his first pushups. Once you can […]

By |December 11th, 2014|NLF TV|Comments Off

New Service: Body Sleek Boutique

Body Sleek Boutique is the newest addition to the Next Level Fitness building. Angela Page, owner of Body Sleek Boutique has teamed up with Next Level Fitness and Wellness Center to open its doors behind the bootcamp area.

Endermologie, Body Sleek Boutique’s primary service, is an FDA approved and scientifically researched therapy that helps with the […]

By |November 6th, 2013|News, Wellness|Comments Off

Wounded Warriors Thanksgiving Fundraising Drive

Starting on November 1st, we are having a Wounded Warriors Thanksgiving fundraising drive! We are selling raffle tickets starting at $1 for the chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving (a $50 value).

There are three (3) turkeys up for grabs! You can make your donations for a raffle ticket at the front desk.

Other than the raffle, […]

By |November 1st, 2013|News|Comments Off

Why Personal Training Gets The Quickest Results: Part 2

Are you among the group of people who are totally confused and overwhelmed regarding their health issues?

Is the reason behind this confusion the bulk of junky “fitness plans” and “amazing diets” out in the market?

If these all are your problems then you need a personal trainer, which can provide you with proper directions. If you […]

By |July 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Why Personal Training Gets the Quickest Results

Effective and successful personal training begins with strong and “SMART” goal planning. With this said, what are the benefits of personal training?

Sure, we can plan a set of goals to follow with a proper course of action, but personal training is the key component to unlocking our fitness progress and potential.

Personal trainers are professionals in […]

By |May 30th, 2013|Personal Training|Comments Off

10 SMART Workout Tips: The Secret to Staying Motivated

10 S.M.A.R.T Workout Tips for 2013
Welcome to the New Year 2013! Let’s start the New Year on track to reach your fitness goals. The key to success and fitness success is setting “SMART” goals.

These are goals that are Specific, Meaningful, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

Each person will have a unique set of fitness goals, but incorporating […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Fitness|Comments Off

3 Must Read Factors for Getting in Shape With Personal Training

How many times have you heard “This year, I’m going to work out”? And how many times have you seen the people who have said this give up after just a few weeks?

I’ve seen countless!

Without any quantifiable goals, this promise to ourself doesn’t mean much and is easily broken.

So what does it take to be successful when […]

By |January 4th, 2013|Personal Training|Comments Off

Rhodiola: A Popular Dietary Supplement

Rhodiola is a type of plant that has become increasingly popular as a dietary supplement, used to naturally increase energy levels.

It’s been used as a folk remedy in many countries for centuries, and has in recent years become available for purchase almost anywhere that supplements, vitamins, and medication are sold.
Rhodiola is reputed to […]

By |September 28th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have become a popular solution for many people looking to cut calories and sugar from their diets, without sacrificing the flavor of sweet foods and beverages they enjoy.

But there’s also a lot of suspicion about the health effects of consuming artificial sweeteners, especially over a long-term period.

What’s the truth?  Are these artificial sweeteners […]

By |September 2nd, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

Eating Too Much or Too Little: Serving Size

Here’s a true story that happened to me recently.  I was doing some grocery shopping and decided to treat myself to an individual pizza for “one”.

I found a nice-looking one in the freezer, and pulled it out to check its nutritional content.  Sure enough, the calories, sodium, and fat were all reasonable, so I tossed […]

By |July 15th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

More Fast Food Strategies

We got a lot of great feedback on our first fast food strategies post, so we wanted to do a more in depth look at fast food strategies. If you like a post and want more on the same topic, SHARE it and leave a comment about what you liked about it.

Let’s face it–very little […]

By |May 12th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

How Much Protein is Right For You?

It’s common knowledge that protein is one of the more essential nutrients you need.

It’s used by the body to create and/or repair almost all kinds of tissue. It’s especially valuable for people who are attempting to build muscle.

But how much do you really need?
Let’s say you’re not an unusually active person.

Maybe you exercise […]

By |May 6th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

Are You Getting Enough Fluids Daily?

It’s not a surprise that the average American doesn’t drink enough water each day.

With such a wide array of conveniently available flavored beverages to choose from–fruit juices, coffee drinks, sodas, and many more–many people just don’t make room for their daily allotment of water, because they’ve already drank their fill of other things.

And some people […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

Unique Workout Habits: The F.I.T.T. Principle

The F.I.T.T. Principle is a concept used by our personal trainers at NLF as a means to keep workouts unique and varied. This concept, and the variations it provides, has several purposes:

Helps to lower the risk of injury
Lowers the likelihood of hitting plateaus (where further development becomes difficult)
Helps keep workouts fresh and interesting


By |April 11th, 2012|Fitness|Comments Off

Pre and Post Workout Meals

Do you ever get nauseous during a workout? Do you ever get light-headed in the middle of performing an exercise? Ever feel the need to take a heavy-duty nap right after you workout?

The problem might be simple—you aren’t giving your body enough fuel to last the duration of your workout session.

Luckily, the solution is simple—eat […]

By |April 1st, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

The Importance of Stretching

All too often, individuals who are looking to improve the shape they are in are too quick to jump into advanced workouts without properly warming up.

They’re physically capable of lifting weights and performing basic exercise movements, so they think this is all they need to do—and then, they injure themselves doing anything complex, or complain […]

By |March 17th, 2012|Fitness|Comments Off

Downright Awesome Vegetarian Options

This is my list of great vegetarian recipes for simple weight loss plans.

Dieting is not easy for most people so let’s make this diet easy for you. Choose one recipe from each of the Meal Categories (ie: Breakfast, snacks, lunches and dinners) and implement it into your meal plan.

You should have 5-6 meals per day. […]

By |March 4th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

24 Minute Workout to The Best Body You’ve Ever Had!

Working out doesn’t always require a gym membership or expensive pieces of workout equipment.

If you’re looking to get in a really quick and effective workout that will get the blood flowing and make you sweat, try my Nebraska Workout!

Every one of my clients absolutely love and hate the Nebraska series.

It’s one part convenient and one […]

By |February 27th, 2012|Fitness|Comments Off

Top 10 Protein-Packed Foods to Punch Out the Pudge!

High protein diets are ever-so-popular in our culture.

It’s not just a trend, however. Eating foods high in lean proteins and low in carbohydrates has been proven to help dieters to lose weight and shed body fat.

However, not all protein sources will give you the best results.

This is is a list I’ve compiled of the most […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

Don’t Fear Fast Food!

Not all fast food joints offer only unhealthy meal options. Take a look at the following places we at Next Level Fitness enjoy eating without sacrificing our nutrition.

Chipotle: Create your own Chicken Bowl with black beans, chicken (double up on chicken if you are feeling extra hungry, but it is an extra cost), pico de […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off

Protein Bars VS Protein Shakes

Protein is an important part of your body and helps to build as well as repair tissue.

It is a so called ‘macronutrient’ meaning your body needs a larger amount than some other nutrients.

When looking for a meal replacement or a protein rich snack to supplement your workout, what is better, a bar or shake?
Protein Bars

Small […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Wellness|Comments Off