E80 – Frozen Shoulder and Your Muscles

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss one of the more common shoulder issues they see with new clients – frozen shoulder.  Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition where a person’s shoulder stops moving well and hurts when it does move.  But, even … Continued

E76 – How Flip-Flops Are Stressing Your Body

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down to discuss the most popular footwear of the season – flip-flops – and how it is stressing out your body.  From bunions, to plantar fasciitis, to knee, hip, and back issues, wearing flip-flops for extended periods of time may create more issues … Continued

Joints feeling achy? MAT® may be what you are looking for.

Just the other day I had a client come into Muscle Activation Schaumburg and say, “I knew I was doing Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) to help my muscles work better, but I didn’t realize that my joints would be feeling so much better, too.”  This is not an uncommon response from many of our clients … Continued

What biking & golf have to do with a running injury

A few weeks back, I went for a run and tweaked my calf.  This was unusual for a couple reasons. First, I was only about half a mile into the run.  I had been running two miles consistently 3-5 mornings a week over the past two months, so my body was accustomed to doing the … Continued

Is your body approaching 100,000 miles?

I had a client come in a few weeks back and we were talking about how our approach to exercise is different at Muscle Activation Schaumburg than at most other personal training studios in Schaumburg.  I was telling him how our approach to exercise was all about improving our clients’ health and function. We talked … Continued