What is Functional Training, and why should I do it?

What is functional training? Functional training is a type of training that uses strength & conditioning, agility, and balance exercises to make activities of daily living easier. Functional training programs are specifically designed to mimic movements you do in everyday life, to help your body get stronger and feel more prepared to do them. In […]

What is Active Recovery?

Active recovery stretch demonstrated by Coach Elena

    Active Recovery: The Best Rest Day Workout Active recovery uses lower-intensity movement on rest days to help muscles recover from higher-intensity workouts. It can also be done at the end of workouts as a cool-down. Yoga, walking, and swimming are just a few of the ways you can include active recovery in your […]

The Benefits of Strength & Conditioning

Kaisa Keranen doing a strength exercise

Team! The phrase strength & conditioning is becoming more common outside of the sports world. But did you know that it can benefit EVERYONE? 5 ways strength & conditioning can benefit you: Increase cardiorespiratory fitness (how efficiently your heart, lungs, and blood work together to transport and utilize oxygen throughout your body). Increase or maintain […]

You don’t need a gym to get strong

What’s up, Team? When people think of strength training, they often think of hours spent in a gym that has hundreds of pieces of equipment. The truth is, you don’t need a gym to get strong. All you need is a set of dumbbells, a willingness to put in the work, and progressive programming (learn […]

How to Use a Program to Increase Strength

Team, What if I told you that you don’t need a gym to get strong? All you need is a set of dumbbells, a willingness to put in the work, and progressive programming. Progressive programming (you may also hear it called progressive overload) gradually adds onto your workouts by increasing the number of repetitions, sets, time […]

How to choose the right weights

In many of the Just Move and Start Moving classes, our coaches suggest that you get a “light” weight set of dumbbells and a “heavy” weight set of dumbbells. How do you know what weights to choose? The truth is, finding the weight that feels right for you will take some trial and error. Here […]

The Importance of Recovery

Hey Team, A message that’s been pushed in the fitness industry is that “more” is better. More weight, more reps, more time spent working out. What I’ve learned over the years, through some very tough lessons that came in the form of injuries, is that “more” is not always better. I find immense joy in […]

Mobility vs. Flexibility

What’s up, Team! I want to take a moment to chat about mobility and flexibility — specifically, what’s the difference? Mobility is the ability to actively take our joints through their full ranges of motion. A joint is where two bones meet — such as your hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders. Flexibility is having length […]

Podcast: Fascinating Entrepreneurs

“My goal was to be able to create an online studio. Many people would be familiar with the Pelotons of the world today, and this was my goal 15 years ago. It’s still my goal today knowing that we are not selling weight loss, but we are focused on creating movement for every single level […]

Coach Megan Young Pt. 2

Welcome back, Team! This week we’re bringing you Part Two of our discussion with Megan Young, Performance Coach for the Seattle Sounders! In this episode, we dive into Megan’s approach to training. She discusses programming for teams, training around competition schedules, and how she takes training data into account.

Kisha Vaughan – Mini Documentary

Kisha knew early that she wanted to be a dancer, but didn’t attend a dance class until she was 23. She almost quit after a humbling experience, but asked herself: “But do you love this?” Get to know one of Just Move’s favorite dance teachers! Kisha Vaughan, born in Biloxi, Mississippi and raised in Sacramento, […]

Coach Megan Young Pt. 1

What’s up, Team! This week, we’ve got a special guest: Megan Young, Performance Coach for the Seattle Sounders! In Part One of this episode, Kaisa and Megan discuss how Megan got her start in the industry and trace the upward trajectory of her career path, from Megan’s early beginnings and the role of sports in […]