House Rule #4

Every goal is welcomed here, and you choose your journey. We believe in a supportive, body neutral approach. Whatever your goals, we’re here to help you reach them in a healthy, sustainable way. What is body neutrality? Read more on that here. This rule is a reminder that in an industry

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Embracing Body Neutrality to Support Lasting Health

In the ever-evolving discussion around body image and how we perceive ourselves, body neutrality has emerged as a very powerful and liberating approach to our health. Unlike the more well-known body positivity movement, which tells people they should love their bodies no matter what, body neutrality offers a more realistic

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Recovery Part 3: Foam Rolling

Soft tissue care has been a popular warm up and recovery tool for decades.  Foam rolling has been described as a “self-myofascial release” technique, with the potential to get rid of “knots” or “trigger points” within a muscle or connective tissue. Evidence suggests that foam rolling is not necessarily a

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She had TRUST issues!

This review meant a lot… To know Hilary is to love her, so reading her review of Paragon Health & Fitness was pretty moving! “I’ve probably worked out with maybe six personal trainers throughout my adult life. Nowhere compares to Paragon. After almost two years of PT for a 7-year

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Recovery Part 2: Recovery Modalities

Stretching, yoga, pilates“Should I stretch more?”  We get this question from clients at Paragon frequently, and in many cases it seems to stem from the client dealing with some combination of the following categories: Certainly there are other reasons someone may want to stretch, but when it comes to the

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House Rule #3

The word “fat” is not an insult. When using this word at Paragon, refrain from using it with negative intent. If you find yourself using it in this manner, redirect the conversation to ways your body allows you to enjoy life. This rule seems to confuse people the most because

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The Importance of Recovery Part 1

Recovery is a hot topic in the fitness industry right now. Between the gadgets and therapies popping up on a regular basis, and the information overload on social media promising the “best exercises” to solve any problems, there is a lot to sort through.  This five part series will explain

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3 Ways to Start Your Day with Protein

How you begin your day can create the momentum for the way the rest of your day goes. Ensuring you get protein in at the start of your morning can really help you reach your protein goal for the day! Protein provides us with important nutrients for our body, helps

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Avoid These 3 Fitness Mistakes

As a coach who has worked in the health industry for nearly a decade, I spotted patterns in what many people did when working towards their health and fitness goals. In the pursuit of your goals, it’s easy to want to do whatever it takes to get progress fast. However,

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House Rule #2

Wondering why our house rules exist? Read this blog. Rule #2Refrain from commenting on any bodies in the gym, including your own. Your words impact everyone in the room. By announcing your negative body talk, it implies you feel that way about someone else’s body: You don’t love your arms?

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House Rule #4

Every goal is welcomed here, and you choose your journey. We believe in a supportive, body neutral approach. Whatever your goals, we’re here to help

Recovery Part 3: Foam Rolling

Soft tissue care has been a popular warm up and recovery tool for decades.  Foam rolling has been described as a “self-myofascial release” technique, with

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