Category | Fitness

Fitness Tips: The 5 Components

Fitness isn’t just ONE thing; it’s the sum of many things… And you need to understand what those things are. The difference between “training” and “working out” is that: Training is specific and purposeful Working out is general and unsystematic If you REALLY want to get in, and stay in, shape, you need to pay […]

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5 MUST ASK Questions When Buying Running Shoes

Have you ever been caught in a bear trap? Kind of feels like that when you’re wearing the wrong pair of shoes. I expect dress shoes to feel that way. But when it comes to running shoes, you can’t afford to feel like you’re wearing something that feels like it’s eating your foot with every […]

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personal training in northridge

Upper body band warm-up!

Improve your upper body performance with this warm up! Posture is an issue that comes up frequently among the clients involved in our personal training in Northridge and Encino. Our 21st century lifestyles are pulling our bodies out of whack and placing a lot of stress on our musculoskeletal structures. As a result, many of […]

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Top 3 tips when starting a fitness program!

Where do I start? It’s difficult to know how and where to start when you want to begin a fitness program. There’s so much information out there, much of it contradictory. How do you know what steps you should take? My recommendation; start with someone you trust. Tafiq Akhir has been running a bootcamp in […]

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Javier Meliton: Iron Man!!!

What if you had a spinal cord injury…. Multiple broken bones. Brain trauma. Lacerated internal organs. Fused vertebrae. Deemed, in effect, an “incomplete quadriplegic.” But you didn’t want that to be your identity. You wanted to bounce back from a horrific, near fatal automobile accident. You wanted to get back in shape. What would you […]

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How to get “unstuck!”

How to get “unstuck!” We asked our good friend, Dave Schulze, owner of FocusFit, one of the best providers of personal training in Austin, Texas, to weigh in on something for us. We all hit a wall in our training from time to time. That’s going to happen. The question is; what do you do […]

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Mastering tension and fat loss

By Max Masood, BS, FRCms Why does “tension” even matter? We know by now that strength training and fat loss go hand in hand. But how can “tension” add to this formula? We often hear a trainer say “create tension” during our workouts, but what the hell does that mean? Creating tension is one of […]

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Yoga. Just do it.

Why you NEED yoga in your life… Phillip Anderson, resident Arena Fitness yoga expert and personal trainer, breaks down why yoga is awesome and something that should be a part of your life and training program. Strength training and yoga aren’t mutually exclusive. Neither are cardio and yoga. They all go together quite nicely. Here’s […]

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Race Day is coming!

It’s Race Time! The Spartan Sprint is coming to Los Angeles on December 10th and, as usual, Arena Fitness will be fielding a team. We welcome you to join us over the next 10 weeks in preparation for this event and to run with us in Castaic on race day! Daniela Stratman, SGX Instructor and […]

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FMS Day is Coming October 29th!

“First…move well, then move often” That’s the foundation of our training ideology at Arena Fitness. As you may know, already the FMS (Functional Movement Screen) is a system that is used to rate and rank your movement so that we can identify any possibilities of injuries. This is the System of Corrective Exercises that I […]

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