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Post date: Sep 29, 2014

The North American Spine Institute (NASS) has created a public education campaign to help individuals prevent back pain before it starts.

The list of nine, "back-to-basics" ways to keep backs healthy was created from a survey of of NASS members. Watch the compilation video below. The individual video tips are accessible at knowyourback.org  or you can...

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Post date: Sep 16, 2014

Director of Physical Therapy, J. T. Park, PT, DPT, MTC, recently appeared on WCIA's ciLiving program. Watch as he explains Mettler Center and our physical therapy services.

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Post date: Sep 2, 2014

If you've never tried yoga before, it can be difficult to know where to start. Our low-intensity Yoga Fundamentals class is great for beginners (or experienced yogis who want to get back to fundamentals). Join us for one of six offerings this fall.

September:
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:30 – 11am, STR
Sunday, September 21,...

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Post date: Aug 28, 2014

“Muscle confusion” is a regular practice of changing things up within your workout routine, claiming to keep your muscles “confused” to illicit more results. The theory is your body never gets used to one thing, so it is constantly adapting. When our body adapts correctly, we become stronger.

The term "muscle confusion" came onto the scene in the 70’s when bodybuilding pioneer Joe Weider included it amongst his training principles. It has been re...

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Post date: Aug 14, 2014

Stay warm this Fall 2014 as you stretch, strengthen, and tone in our heated studio. Discover the additional benefits that heat provides.

Benefits

  • Deeper stretches – Warm muscles help you safely enter deeper poses.
  • Reduced stress – Extra heat promotes relaxation of muscles and nerves.
  • Eliminate toxins – Heavy sweating helps to flush toxins from your body.

Choose a Night

Session 1:
Sundays, 4:30...

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Post date: Jul 29, 2014

We’ve put together four massage and spa packages of services which are sure to please. Each can be scheduled all in one day, or broken into separate days. Our design team is creating beautiful cards which will make great gifts for the special people in your life. Our packages can also make a great “spa day” for yourself or for you and a friend or loved one!

  1. "Perfect Pair"
    • Body Brush Exfoliation
    • 60-...
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Post date: Jul 29, 2014

Weight loss goals tend to be one of the top considerations amongst members and clients. I often get asked about the “fat burning” zone on the cardio machines.

The Fat Burning Zone

To understand this, we must know how and where the body derives its energy (adenosine triphosphate or ATP) to do activities. There are three energy systems that provide ATP:

  • Phosphagen System - Pulls ATP-CP stored directly in the muscles for activities that are...
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Post date: Jul 14, 2014

The second part of this series I would like to spend time talking about a different type of limitation: lack of knowledge.

We all have varying levels of knowledge when it comes to exercise and fitness. Our knowledge is accumulated through many means. Unfortunately, some of our sources are not completely accurate or are even biased to sell a certain product or exercise technique. Fortunately, for you, Mettler Center is stocked-full of the most experienced, educated, and certified...

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Post date: Jul 8, 2014

Have you hit a wall in your training? Have you become bored with your workout? Are you no longer seeing results? This “Breaking Through the Plateau” series will explore common reasons for not attaining and maximizing your fitness potential.

The first topic we will cover is not what you are (or are not) doing, but what you can’t do.

It is perfectly normal to have limitations. All of us have developed physical restrictions over our lifetime which hinder...

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Post date: Jun 10, 2014

As a physical therapist, I love reading people’s posture and analyzing people’s gait. The manner in which someone walks can tell you so much. It is fun. It is like a puzzle waiting for you to solve.

The gait pattern is a result of three different components: stiffness, weakness and compensation. If the knee joint is stiff, you cannot bend it. If the quadriceps is weak, you cannot stand on your...

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