BRF Blog

Fitness Trends, Topics, & News

An Interview With Our Personal Trainer Maria

Meet Maria Valenzuela Tell us a little bit about you and your own fitness journey. I began weight lifting 7 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. I became a certified personal trainer shortly after. Since then I have almost consistently kept up with my 5-6...

An Interview with Our Personal Trainer Kim

Meet Kim Boardman Tell us a little bit about you and your own fitness journey. I’ve been active and into fitness for most of my life. I did dance and competitive baton twirling in my youth and became more serious about the importance of diet and exercise as a teenager...

Ride to Save Lives Event 2024

It’s Coming again! The annual Ride to Save Lives Event is just around the corner! We have all been affected by cancer diagnoses in some way. Many of us were affected by the loss of our own Katie Clark to the disease in 2022, which inspires us to do all we can to help...

From Comfort Zone to Growth Zone

Which sounds better: a slow, cozy morning curled up in your flannel PJs on the couch, or getting out the door and going to the gym to achieve your fitness goals? If you’re more comfort-zone-minded, it’s likely the former. If you’re currently in more of a growth...

The Health Benefits of Stretching

Why You Need Assisted Stretching Lower back pain. Stiff neck. Tight hamstrings. These aren’t pains we just have to live with and power through. There’s a solution for these “everyday” pains, and we offer it right here at Beechmont Racquet and Fitness. It’s assisted...

Pickleball, Anyone?

Pickleball, anyone? You know you need to work out, and you believe the benefits, but maybe you haven’t landed on an activity you really vibe with. You’ve probably also heard all the talk and even news stories about pickleball. Besides having just a really fun name...

Nutrition Tips from our Dietitians

We all want a healthspan that’s as long as our lifespan, and central to achieving that is a healthy diet. With so many food options and so much information and misinformation on diet, we might be inclined to eat mindlessly even though we know (and possibly even...

Creating The Mind-Body Connection at Beechmont Racquet and Fitness

Many of us relate to our bodies in ways that are disconnected, dysfunctional, or even abusive. We absentmindedly overindulge in food and drink while streaming our favorite series or watching a team sport. We even check out mentally when we exercise–choosing to run on...

The Health Benefits of Assisted Stretching

Why You Need Assisted Stretching Lower back pain. Stiff neck. Tight hamstrings. These aren’t pains we just have to live with and power through. There’s a solution for these “everyday” pains, and we offer it right here at Beechmont Racquet and Fitness. It’s assisted...

Pickleball, anyone?

Pickleball, anyone? You know you need to work out, and you believe the benefits, but maybe you haven’t landed on an activity you really vibe with. You’ve probably also heard all the talk and even news stories about pickleball. Besides having just a really fun...

Nutrition Tips from our Dietitians

We all want a healthspan that’s as long as our lifespan, and central to achieving that is a healthy diet. With so many food options and so much information and misinformation on diet, we might be inclined to eat mindlessly even though we know (and possibly even...

Emerging from the Spring Slump: Creating Habits That Stick

How are your workout habits coming along? Maybe you’ve been putting the S.M.A.R.T acronym to work and setting goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Maybe you’ve been consistently meeting small, daily goals to reach the big health...

Tips to Stick to Your Fitness and Health Goals

We’re a community that exists to help each other succeed. If you have lofty fitness goals, or are just getting started, we can help! If you’ve ever struggled to stick to your fitness and health goals, these tips are for you! 1. Eliminate decision fatigue by...

Thank You, Body…

Gratitude. It's something we should embody every day no matter where we are in our lives or our fitness journey. Too often, we get caught up on what we haven't done or where we want to be – but there is so much power in expressing gratefulness for exactly where we are...

Functional Fitness & Dieting

It's that time of year again! New Year's resolutions are right around the corner, and if you're anything like us, you're already planning how you're going to make 2023 your best year yet. If you're looking to get ahead of the trends, we've got some great news for you:...