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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in […]

Is Your Core Weak? How to tell.

Hey, can I ask you a quick question? What is the core? It’s funny—but for all talk about how important the core is, not everyone feels super clear on WHAT it actually is. I’m talking about both geography and function here. There’s a very simple reason for this lack of clarity: core is a made-up […]

Eight Essential Guidelines for Masters Athletes

Masters athletes are a special breed. It’s one thing to train and compete when you feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof (and live in your parents’ basement). It’s another thing to balance training, family, and professional obligations on top of a cranky body. You have to stay adaptable and open-minded about what will continue to […]

Bang Fitness Group Class Schedule

Let’s sweat together! Here’s our current list of small-group classes. Please note that and Hybrid Personal Training memberships include access to all small-group classes. If you need highly flexible scheduling options, please book a time to chat with us.H Monday 5:30 PM– 6:30 PM Olympic Weightlifting 101 (Vivek Padhiar) Tuesday 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM […]

Sprinting for Golden (Girls)

A big part of our mission at Bang Fitness is to take down barriers to lifelong exercise habits that will keep you SAF (the S stands for spry) well into old age. Part of this requires filtering through all of the information online, which means there’s a whole lot to filter through. The challenge is […]

The Four Stages of Core Training

Your core has two fundamental functions: 1. Keeping your spine safe 2. Helping you perform athletically by efficiently transferring force from Point A to Point B But until you understand how to train your core effectively, you won’t be able to optimize either. Here’s a quick primer on how we categorize core training at Bang: […]

Exercise: are you the hunter or the prey?

For many people, exercise is intended to feel one of two ways: Unbelievably hard (#beastmode) As minimally uncomfortable as possible (e.g. reading on the treadmill) This article isn’t about which one is good, which one is bad. They’re both terrible, obviously. Exercise is the worst. This is really a perspective on exercise through the lens […]

How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit?

The fitness industry didn’t used to be like this. You used to get a restrictive meal plan or insane workout protocol. And then if you didn’t do it, it was all your fault. But somewhere around the time that fitness professionals began to take more responsibility for their clients’ outcomes, change was brewing. Behavioural change […]

Managing Risk in the Gym

I think of the potential for injury in sport or training as coming down to five fundamental things: #1. How aware are you of the risk? #2. How frequent is the risk? #3. How big is the risk? #4. How able are you to make a course correction? #5. How WILLING are you to make […]

Discipline is a Garbage Strategy

This title almost certainly feels like nails on a chalkboard for you and your Protestant work ethic. But it’s not fake controversy or clickbait; it’s fact. Discipline is totally and completely valuable tool. But probably not the way you’re using it.   “I’ve done it before. I just need to get motivated again.” “I know […]

Cardio Junkie Rescue

Running on fumes? You might need what we’ve got. But then again, you might not be ready yet. There’s a life cycle to experiences that you sometimes need to complete. I was recently speaking with one of our members. Someone who had known about us for years but only recently joined us. I asked her […]