The Holidays and Staying On Track

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Nutrition, Updates

The Holiday Season is here, and it can surely present a challenging time for anyone in a fat loss phase or trying to watch their intake and not gain some extra pounds. While I am all about sticking to your goals, I believe everyone should enjoy all of the “fun foods” around the Holidays with no guilt and still stay …

Holiday Survival Guide

Jake Articles, News/Main, Updates

At RVA Performance Training, we take pride in the fact that we don’t give in to many of the holiday gym stereotypes. We have higher and more consistent attendance throughout the year, don’t see the typical slump during the holidays, and we don’t have the crazy New Year’s resolution gym rush quite like the other gyms. The fact is, joining …

Nutritional Periodization

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Updates

You’ve probably heard of periodizing your training, but did you know you can and should consider periodizing your nutrition?  I’ve practiced periodizing my nutrition for years now and I teach it to my clients as well. Nutritional periodization is the perfect way to prioritize your health while working towards your long term goal of fat loss. It’s the answer to …

2019 Fall CrossFit Open at RVA Performance Training

Brandon Leary News/Main, Updates

We can’t believe the Open is almost here. I am going to give you some preliminary details to look out for, as we have some awesome things planned this year! This link breaks things down to an insanely simple easy to read format. Below is our weekly layout for the 5 weeks of the Open. There will be plenty of …

How To Find Your Starting Point For Counting Calories

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Nutrition

How many calories should you eat when you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or both?  First things first. The most important thing to understand when you’re beginning this journey is knowing where your calories currently are, so tracking for a week is necessary. You might also want to invest in a food scale as it’s more accurate when you …

How to manage nutrition while traveling/vacationing

Kim Glass News/Main

With a little planning, you can travel and stay on track with your fitness and nutrition goals, while still enjoying the perks of vacation! Check out these simple strategies to help you stay on track when traveling or vacationing: Choose foods wisely when eating out, meaning, aim for a protein and vegetable at most meals, which will help keep your …

Using a foam roller to improve movement

David Younkins Articles, News/Main, Updates

We see people in gyms foam rolling all over the place, and it’s great!  There’s little wrong with foam rolling, and while there’s some evidence that it can improve joint range of motion without a decrease in performance,  we want to make sure we are doing it intentionally since some of you might feel a bit like this from time …

Are you always on a diet?

Kim Glass Articles, News/Main, Nutrition

Have you been eating less and feel hungry all the time (or maybe no hunger at all anymore)? All the while, experiencing zero weight loss or body composition changes? If this is you and you’re constantly in dieting mode, your body will eventually start fighting back. This is extremely frustrating, believe me I get it! (this used to be me). …

New RVA Fit Class Times!

Brandon Leary News/Main, Updates

Starting October 1st, 2018 6:30pm classes will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays. This is a permanent change and will likely lead to more times on additional days. Hope to see you come out to get fit!