Muscle Overload: Why It’s Important to Your Workout

By LaRue Cook The term “Muscle Overload” can sound a little ominous, but in reality, it’s the basis of your body’s ability to make improvements from exercising. It’s a concept that you should embrace – not avoid – if you want to make physical gains from your workouts. Simply stated, overloading your body’s system means … Read more

Performance Physical Therapy Opens Its Newest Location

At 426 Metacom Avenue, Inside Warren’s Popular 426 Fitness WARREN, RI – 426 Metacom Ave is now open for business! Located inside of the historic Parker Mills building in Warren RI, Performance Physical Therapy and 426 Fitness have partnered to create a unique therapy and fitness experience for all ages and activity levels. Dr Mark Casimiro, DPT, ATC, Clinical Director … Read more

Back to running? Take care of your back

By Dr. Gary Post The mild winter, combined with the recent spring forward of the clocks, has led many runners to begin training in earnest for spring road races. When preparing for those 5ks, 10ks and half-marathons, do not underestimate the importance of proper spinal alignment as a preventative measure to major running injuries like … Read more

Spring Into Fitness

  by Lori Cipolla With Spring around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start planning to take your fitness regimen outdoors. Not only does physical activity outdoors change things up, it provides additional health benefits. Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that as little as 5 minutes a day doing … Read more

Shape Up For Spring

Training for A Spring Event? Try one of these unconventional classes: At Laid-back Fitness we focus on physical competence, situational preparedness, and play! We practice MovNat, Parkour, and Animal Flow in our “Jungle” utilizing unique but realistic equipment/obstacles to develop practical skills. We also follow the Training for Warriors system in our “Studio” to improve strength and … Read more

Keeping you On Pace

by: Michelle Collie, RI Michelle Collie, physical therapist, entrepreneur, mother and runner offers strategies and motivation to keep you exercising–on pace–year round. It’s official, albeit being relatively mild, we made it through another New England winter and the first signs of spring have arrived.  The longer daylight hours, emerging colors of spring and comfortable temperatures … Read more

Birthday Parties to Get Kids Moving!

We all know that regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence greatly improves the health of an individual. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), regular activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, … Read more

2016 Spring Events in the Ocean State

Challenge yourself and take your workout to a whole new level. There are so many events throughout Rhode Island, you won’t be able to pick just one! 9th Annual Run The Reservoir 15K – Saturday, April 2  A benefit race for the Trinity Church Food Closet, this race takes place in North Scituate along a … Read more