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Impulse Training - Use Your Words

Use Your Words

Words. They’re just made out of letters, right? Well …sure, the alphabet plays a large role in the formation of words, but it’s the meaning behind that string of letters ...
Impulse Training - Be Different

Be Different

How many times have you heard the phrase “thinking outside the box”?  I’m sure you’ve heard it every other day, week, etc. So, what does that phrase mean really?  When ...

One Battle At A Time

We are often told to “look at the big picture” of every situation, circumstance or challenge that we face.  Keep doing that because I agree 100%. However, that doesn’t mean ...
Impulse Training - Injury Prevention

Top Warmup/Injury Prevention Exercises for Runners (Lower Body)

We hear it every day. The most important part of your workout is the warmup.  How we prepare our body and activate muscle groups determines the success of the workout. I ...
Impulse Training - Some Lessons Learned

Some Lessons Learned

A couple things I wanted to share with everyone: 1. That Tougher Mudder I just ran Saturday was EPIC and it taught me a few things I'd like to share: ...
Impulse Training - What's Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Raise your hand if you think small talk can sometimes be painfully awkward...go ahead and raise it. Let me preface this by saying I do pretty well with generating a ...
Impulse Training - 5 Points To Success

5 Points To Success

Goals We need something to attain to, which means we need Goals. If we have nothing to work towards, we will never get anywhere Goals provide us with a clear ...
Impulse Training - How's Your Attitude?

How’s Your ‘Tude?

I learned an important lesson this past weekend. You can probably guess from the title of this article…it’s all about ATTITUDE. It’s everything. Your outlook on life, your job, and ...
Impulse Training - Restore Recover Replenish

Restore, Recover, Replenish

Just like getting your heart rate to a certain target area for recovery, proper nutrition and hydration play a key role in exercise. Your body performs better when it is ...
Impulse Training - Why Choose Ascent?

Why Choose Ascent?

Ascent is the new benchmark for Supplements! With zero artificial ingredients and no fillers, Ascent is one of the highest quality supplement brands ever developed. Impulse chose Ascent because it's ...
Impulse Training - Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions

Today, I was checking out at the grocery store, and one comment put me through quite a few different emotions! Two ladies were talking and one said, "I will never ...
Impulse Training - Where To Start?

Don’t Know Where To Start?

At Impulse, we understand that not all bodies are meant to do certain exercises. That's just one of the reasons why we offer such a wide variety of options to ...
Impulse Training - Make May Mindful

Make May Mindful

Before eating your next bite, ask yourself "why am I eating this?" We all eat for various reasons, but ultimately we eat for two purposes. One, we are physically hungry. ...
Impulse Training - Too Busy to Workout?

Too Busy To Workout?

Do you ever get so busy and think you just simply don’t have time to workout? We all enter those especially busy seasons of our lives; it’s inevitable.  It’s important ...
Impulse Training - Lifting For Women

Lifting For Women

There’s this common misconception around women that lifting weights is something that should only be reserved for males. This is simply not true! Most women have a fear of bulking ...
Impulse Training - Keep Your Family Healthy

Checklist to Keep Your Family Healthy

Put all of these tips into a jar, and pick one to focus on each week! Make sure everyone eats breakfast everyday Eating breakfast is associated with a lower incidence ...
Impulse Training - Ascent Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Recipe

Try this delicious cookie recipe with our Vanilla Ascent Protein Powder! PEANUT BUTTER VANILLA PROTEIN COOKIES Serves 12   1 cup peanut butter 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup ...
Impulse Training - Valentine's Day The Heart Healthy Way

Valentine’s Day The Heart Healthy Way

Don't fall for the marketing scheme of Valentine's Day with all the candy out there! Try these tips, instead! Fat should make up 20 - 35 percent of your total ...
Impulse Training - FOMO

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

There’s something to be said about the feeling of being included. Whether it’s taking a small role in a large fundraising event, going on a beach vacation with the family, ...
Impulse Training - Weight Loss Checklist

Weight Loss Checklist

5 Tips for long-term weight loss   1. Honor Your Hunger - Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. When we skip meals or limit our calories, we ...
Impulse Training - What's Your Word

What’s Your Word?

What's your New Years Resolution? Have you already fallen off track with it? According to Forbes, an average of only 8% of people who start a new year with a ...
Impulse Training - Short & Sweet or Sweaty

Short And Sweet (Or Sweaty!)

“It’s not about having time. It’s about MAKING time.” “We all have the same 24 hours in a day.” “Nobody is too busy. It’s just a matter of priorities.” Okay, ...
Impulse Training - Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction

It’s no secret that addiction has become an epidemic in our world. Most addictions are born out of innocence. In some cases, what started as a casual social encounter at ...
Impulse Training - Herbs & Spices

Herbs And Spices

Add Some Zing And Zest To Your Day!   How do you make your food taste amazing and still be healthy? Herbs and spices! Fall is the perfect time to ...
Impulse Training - Why Try TRX?

Why Try TRX?

Suspension training is a very effective way to work your whole body, build strength, and get your heart beating, using just your own body weight. Here are some reasons why ...
Impulse Training - Massage Can Be A Powerful Tool

Massage Can Be a Powerful Tool for Relaxing Both Mind and Body

Many people think massages are a luxury ...something that you treat yourself to. They also believe that massages are just for relaxing. Our natural instinct is to turn to massages ...
Impulse Training - Probiotics

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is ...
Impulse Training - Finding Your

Finding Your “Zone”

The idea of being "uncomfortable" is not exactly a pleasant thought. It seems most of us strive our entire existence trying to earn a sense of comfort. After all, everyone ...
Impulse Training - We Learn From Failure

We Learn From Failure, Not Success

How do you view failure? Is it something that you let destroy you, or do you use it to get better? The textbook definition of failure is “a lack of ...
Impulse Training - How To Fit Protein Bars Into Your Lifestyle

How Should I Fit Protein Bars And Powders Into My Lifestyle?

This is a common question I get asked a lot. Overall this answer ‘depends.’ There is no one ‘brand’ that is necessarily better than others, because as most of you ...
Impulse Training - Cravings & Deficiencies

Cravings and Defficiencies

Some believe that cravings are caused by nutrient deficiencies and view them as the body's way to correct them. Yet others insist that, unlike hunger, cravings are largely about what ...
Impulse Training - Tips Before You Sip

Tips Before You Sip

Why supplements?   It's important to remember that your lifestyle should already include high quality protein!  Sources from lean meats, fish, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, lowfat dairy, etc. Supplements are ...
Impulse Training - What If Tomorrow Was Your Day?

What If Tomorrow Was Your Day???

Have you ever said... "No matter what I do, I just can't seem to get to where I want to be." Well I have a confession to make.  I said ...
Impulse Training - Setbacks Are Coming

Ready or Not, Set-Backs Are Coming

“Okay, this is it. This is MY year. This is the year I get my health under control. This is the year I don’t give up. This is the year ...
Impulse Training - Myzone Wrist Trackers

Myzone Vs Wrist Trackers

There's a common myth that wrist-based heart rate monitors are just as accurate as a chest strap-based heart rate monitor. This is simply not true. The monitor itself may be ...
Impulse Training - Perspective

Perspective

What is perspective? According to my dictionary it is defined as 'a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.' So...if we go into an activity ...
Impulse Training - Color Your Nutrition

Color Your Nutrition

Why Blue & Purple Deep purple, and blue-ish fruits and vegetables contain a powerful chemical called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins act as powerful antioxidants protecting cells from damage. Anthocyanins may support healthy blood pressure, ...
Impulse Training - Burn Calories ^ Clear Your Mind

Burn Calories and Clear Your Mind

Fun Fact: Did you know that the ONLY National Park in Ohio is just a mere 30 minutes away from North Canton? It is also one of the most-visited national ...
Impulse Training - Lessons From My 80 lb Weight-loss Journey

Lessons From My 80 lb Weight-loss Journey

What I’ve Learned As An Impulse Client In 4 Years   It’s hard to believe that on June 10th, I’ll be finished with my fourth year as an Impulse client. ...
Impulse Training - Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

Have you ever felt like you’re just living an average life? Like you’re not really doing what you were born to do? Well, you’re not alone. In July of 2016, ...
Impulse Training - When You Can’t Workout

What Happens When You Can’t Workout

So let’s say you’re doing great in your healthy journey - working out five or more times a week, focusing on nutrition, and seeing awesome results! But then you get ...
Impulse Training - What Happens When You Can’t Workout

Is your Food Accessible

Many of my clients voice their frustration with the tedious task of ‘meal prepping.’ I get it. It can be a pain to devote your only day off to shopping, ...
Impulse Training - Get A Grip

Get A Grip

Some of the most frequent phrases I hear in the gym revolve around grip strength: “I could do more weight, but my forearms gave out first.”/li> “My fingers let go ...
Impulse Training - Detox or Not?

Detox Do or Do Not

I, Kim, asked our Dietitian at Impulse what her thoughts were on detox diets.  Knowing Courtney's approach to nutrition, I was surprised and enlightened by her response.  Check out what ...
Impulse Training - Strength Grain For Weight Loss

Strength Train For Weight Loss

When most people think of losing weight, they think of countless hours running on a treadmill or mind numbing time spent on an elliptical or stair climber. Is this the ...
Impulse Training - Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is a wonderful time of year to re-evaluate those new years resolutions and hit the reset button for your health. Have some fun this spring with these 'fun'ctional foods... ...
Impulse Training - Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

15 Ways To Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

Pause and ask yourself… “how many fruits and vegetables did I eat yesterday?”…If you are struggling to get a number, you aren’t alone. Only 1 in 10 Americans get their ...
Impulse Training - Managing the Madness of March

Managing the Madness of March

March is a weird month. It truly embodies so much diversity throughout its 31 days, that it makes it a very hard month to stay focused in most aspects of ...
Impulse Training - Are Substitutions Crushing Your Goals?

Are Substitutions Crushing Your Goals?

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend that even with the best of intentions can leave you frustrated and disappointed in your weight loss results. Substituting certain foods for others (for example: ...
Impulse Training - Spring Clean Your Time

Spring Clean Your Time

On January 1st, most people set out to accomplish a goal.  They are so determined to make this the year that they lose weight, save money, read more books, spend ...
Impulse Training - Thanks Not Sorry

Thanks, Not Sorry

First off, I want to say I am sorry for the article you are about to read. I hope I don’t offend any of you.  I feel the need to ...

Gain 10 lbs per year from BLTs!

Did you know that BLT’s can cause a 10 pound weight gain per year?!  No, I am not talking about a sandwich.  I am talking about the BLTs (bites, licks, ...
Impulse Training - Why fiber

Why Fiber?

We all know we need to consume more fiber in our diet; 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, in fact, but why? What exactly is fiber and ...
Impulse Training - Depression

Depression: Could there be a better cure than medication?

Do you ever find yourself struggling to stay happy and upbeat through everything life throws at you? Do you feel at times as if you’re sinking into a deep hole ...
Impulse Training - MYZONE

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is growing in popularity with every passing day. Most everyone has used them or knows someone who has one. There are so many different variations, where do you ...
Couples Who Sweat Together Stay Together

Sweat Together Stay Together

Do you and your spouse/significant other seem to find trouble spending quality time together? Sometimes life just gets too crazy-you might have young kids, work is stressful, and at the ...
Impulse Training - What Motivates Your Trainers?

What Motivates Your Trainers?

Motivation …it seems to come and go as it pleases. We’ve all experienced that cycle as if it’s something we just have to live with. But what if you got ...
Impulse Training - Got the App?

Got the App?

We are excited to announce that our Fitness Nutrition Lifestyle App is now available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play! Stay up-to-date on everything Impulse! ...
Impulse Training - Time to Schedule a Vacation

Time to Schedule a Vacation

Okay, so I’m a little nervous to leave Impulse for an entire week, but I’m pretty sure those feelings will disappear once I have the Mighty Atlantic just a few ...
Impulse Training - Why Your Body Needs Fats

Why Your Body Needs Fats

Ever heard anyone say, "Oh, you're trying to lose weight? You need to go on a low-fat diet." First of all, your way of eating should be a lifestyle, not ...
Impulse Training - Does Fear Hold You Back?

Does Fear Hold You Back?

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." This has long been one of my favorite quotes. There have definitely been times in my life ...
Impulse Training - Sweet Tooth Struggle!

Sweet Tooth Struggle!

Do you struggle with sugar cravings, particularly late at night? Do you eat clean for the whole day and then suddenly, when night comes, give in to everything you’re craving? ...
Impulse Training - Don’t Be Salty

Don’t Be Salty

As many of you know, my sister-in-law, Missy, has Cystic Fibrosis.  CF is a hereditary condition in which a defective gene wreaks havoc on the respiratory function causing a buildup ...
Impulse Training - Stitching Together Your Health

Stitching Together Your Health

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “Wow, I wish I could be that disciplined”?  Were they just born with that discipline?  If not how did they get it ...
Impulse Training - Using Social Media To Your Advantage

Using Social Media To Your Advantage

Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) can sometimes have a bad reputation. It can be addicting and suck up all of your free time. However, when used for a positive ...
Impulse Training - Meal Prep for the Simple Cook

Meal Prep for the Simple Cook

Those who know me understand why cooking with only a couple simple ingredients are a must.  My mind begins to wonder if I see more than 5 ingredients to a ...
Impulse Training - Embarrassed to come back to the gym?

Embarrassed to come back to the gym?

Getting healthy is hard. Staying healthy is even harder. When you’re starting a new routine to increase your health and fitness, there is often a drive from within that propels ...
Impulse Training - What Goes Up Must Come Down

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Did the number on the scale go up recently? Fear not! For what goes up, must come down! Start at the bottom left of the hill and work your way up ...
Impulse Training - It Takes Two

It Takes Two…

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right   You crawl into bed and set your alarm for 5am. “I am committing to 6am bootcamp and getting my day ...
Impulse Training - Stress

STRESS!!!

Stress! You know the familiar feeling: your chest and jaw tighten up, and incomplete thoughts race through your brain. You begin to sweat, and sometimes you feel nauseous. And you’re ...
Impulse Training - Life Is Weird

Life Is Weird

Life is weird. I mean, you only get one life... One chance… And you better not screw it up. So it would be pretty cool if we could find the ...
Impulse Training - Is Your Food SAFE?

Is Your Food SAFE

In 1958, the US government appointed the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to oversee the safety of our food supply.  So one would assume that the FDA approval means that ...
Impulse Training - Do Your Kids Eat Crap at School?

Do Your Kids Eat Crap at School

We've all said it: "But my kid is a picky eater!" And you're right!  Most kids aren't excited about a cold piece of grilled chicken breast, hummus and veggies, and ...
Impulse Training - What Is Your Nutrition Lacking?

What Is Your Nutrition Lacking…

A long time ago, Travis and Ashley shared some insight on how supplements can help and harm our progress when it comes to weight loss/management.  Here are my cliff notes, ...
Impulse Training - Can’t Touch This

Can’t Touch This

How many times have you walked through the grocery store and longed for something that you know you shouldn't have?  What are the thoughts that went through your mind... Frustration? ...
Impulse Training - Vacation Survival Bootcamp

Vacation Survival Bootcamp

Here are my tips to surviving a vacation (specifically one that has a lot of emphasis on food)   BE PREPARED!  The best thing you can do is to prepare ...
Impulse Training - Ok Mom’s it’s time!

Ok Mom’s it’s time!

Okay Moms: It’s time to get serious. Every single day, our children are being put into danger. Their health is at stake, and their lives are being put on the ...
Impulse Training - Amino Acids

Amino Acids?!?

Most people have never heard of Leucine but it is the most important of the amino acids and helps make up the complex of BCAA’s which most fitness clients and ...
Impulse Training - Whaz Suppppps

Whaz Suppppps

To help simplify and individualize your nutrition regime Tco (Travis) put together a worksheet to help you pinpoint exactly what your body needs or may be lacking.  Tco's Whaz Suppps ...
Impulse Training - Get Your Mind Right

Get Your Mind Right

Have you ever failed at something and looked around and wondered why your friend was able to lose weight, or your co-worker got a bonus, or someone reached a milestone ...
Impulse Training - What is Your “NORMAL”

What is Your “NORMAL”

Your thoughts and actions must be on the same page to achieve true success! An interesting conversation with a friend today sparked this thought. She was expressing some frustration in ...
Impulse Training - A Menopausal Myth

A Menopausal Myth

“Menopause is the reason I can’t lose weight.” As a personal trainer at Impulse since 2007, I have heard these claims from a large portion of my female clients. However, ...
Impulse Training - Sugar Substitutions

Sugar Substitutions

Replacing the Unhealthy Sugar If you have to use sugar there are a couple healthier options to try. Your best option is a local raw honey and the second is ...
Impulse Training - Are You Overtraining?

Are You Overtraining?

As trainers we are so lucky to have such motivated and driven clients. Most of you have shown us your dedication to not miss a class and the willpower to ...
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