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Molly Metroff’s Testimonial

My name is Molly Metroff and I’ve been a PIT member for over two years now. What motivated me to start working out in The PIT was my conversations with Coach Jesse Hawkins in trying to find goals for myself to regain strength and mobility in my right side and battle lupus. I have suffered… Continue Reading

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What’s Your Why?

Tell us why you choose The PIT as your place to work out, gain strength and conditioning, join a community and most of all be a better you! Tag us on social media @ThePITBlono or @ThePITStrengthAndConditioning with the #WhatsYourWhy and be entered to win a free month in The PIT. Only one will win. Contest… Continue Reading

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Central Catholic Tennis Athlete Credits her Success to The PIT

Just like any other Monday afternoon, Madison Tattini entered The PIT Strength and Conditioning center for her private training session. The music had not yet been turned on, and the room was empty. She was early for her session, but that didn’t matter to this Bloomington Central Catholic junior high school student. She quietly walked… Continue Reading

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Interval Training: How and Why

Interval training is, in my opinion, the best way to get the most out of your workout. Most of us are too busy to spend more than an hour a day working out when we have obligations to work, kids, social life, and so on and interval training is a great way to get a… Continue Reading

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Nutrition for Athletes: Why does it matter?

Do you eat a pre-game or pre-workout meal 2-3 hours before performance (game, practice or strength training)? Do you fuel yourself through a long, high intensity performance with appropriate carbohydrates (gatorade, etc) and water? Do you faithfully eat a snack, protein shake, or meal within 30 minutes of a workout or game? Do you hydrate… Continue Reading

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Building the Foundation Part III: Type of Squat

Now that we know how and why we squat in The PIT (look back to Building the Foundation Part I and Part II – if you haven’t already read those, do so before moving onto Part III). In The PIT, we work through a Bodyweight Squat -> Goblet Squat -> Front Squat progression. While it is… Continue Reading

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Building the Foundation Part II: How We Squat

Now that we understand why squatting goes hand-in-hand with athletic success and overall well-being let us examine the ‘how.’ (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read Building the Foundation Part I: Why We Squat – then come back!) Our first teaching point is instilling the importance of proper foot placement. For the entire… Continue Reading

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Building the Foundation Part I: Why We Squat

  Fitness, as with most things in life, starts with the construction of a solid foundation. Here in The PIT, we work with a wide variety of talented athletes, each with their own specific end goals. What is similar in their pursuits is the necessity for increased strength, stability and power output. This need is… Continue Reading

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Bob Ross Your Goals

Bob Ross your goals……happy little goals. I was watching Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting, because I choose to be happy and COPS wasn’t on. As I’m watching the episode, Bob goes straight sorcerer and turns what I assumed was going to be a grassy meadow with happy bunnies living in there into a pond… Continue Reading

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Weight Loss is Just Math

One of the most common questions I am asked about either as a Personal Trainer or as a Strength and Conditioning coach is how to lose weight/fat. The most important thing when preparing yourself to lose weight is to find out how many calories you need to consume to maintain your current weight. I would… Continue Reading

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