Morton Training Systems Blog

  • Even when this is all over, it won't actually be over.

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    I hear a lot of people talking about what to do when returning to the gym and how to adjust your workouts accordingly. And fair dues. If you’ve been working out at home with bodyweight exercises supersetted with Netflix binges prooooobaly not the best idea to just load up the weights like nothing ever happened.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] How to build the kind of core strength that bulletproofs your lower back

    Posted on May 06, 2020

    Are you frustrated with how your core training never seems help your back? No matter how many ab exercises you do? You might be making a few common mistakes with your core training. In this infographic, you'll find out the best way to train your core to both protect and relieve your lower back. So if you feel like you have weak abs and/or a lower back and that's why your back is always achy you should check out this post.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] How do I control my snacking during quarantine?

    Posted on Apr 28, 2020

    This is for anyone who wants to keep their snacking from going completely off the rails under quarantine. Lots of time at home. Increased feelings of anxiety and powerlessness. Quarantine life is an easy environment to snack more in. That’s just the reality of the current situation. But there are things you can do to maintain some sense of control over your snacking habits. Check out this post to see what you can do to stop snacking so much.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] 8 ways to know your home workouts are working and stay motivated

    Posted on Apr 21, 2020

    When it’s not clear what you’re doing is working, it gets even harder to stick with a workout routine. This is a big reason why home workouts can be so challenging to stick with. So how do you stay motivated working out at home when your workouts aren't as motivating? Here are 8 ways to stay dialed in to your home fitness.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] 10-Minute Home Workout Ideas (Bodyweight, Dumbbell, and Kettlebell)

    Posted on Apr 14, 2020

    Working out at home? Of course you are! Everyone is right now. You may not have tons of workout equipment to work with, so here are a few quick workout ideas based on what kind of weights, if any, you have. Try these out to get heart rate up and boost your mood.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Should you do a 30 day workout challenge?

    Posted on Apr 07, 2020

    30 day challenges are quite popular, especially right now when lots of people are looking for ways to stay motivated to workout when they're stuck at home. But is a 30 day challenge right for you? Check out this infographic to find out.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] How to stick with an at-home exercise routine

    Posted on Apr 02, 2020

    Home workouts can be difficult to stick with because your house just doesn't feel like a gym. There are so many distractions and the couch is literally right there. In this infographic I give you some tips and strategies to make sure you follow through with your home workouts.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] 9 self care strategies when social distancing

    Posted on Mar 26, 2020

    This is an uncertain and emotional time for everyone. As such, I feel it's extra important to make sure you're taking care of yourself. While, this is admittedly all uncharted territory, there are still a few ways you can fulfill your self care needs.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] What are macros?

    Posted on Feb 20, 2020

    You've probably heard the term "macros" or "macronutrients" before. Knowing the basics about macronutrients is important so I made this nifty little infographic to help clear up a few misconceptions.

  • How to keep your joints pain-free in bootcamp classes

    Posted on Feb 06, 2020

    Way back when, I used to teach bootcamp classes.

    I never felt like I was very good at them to be honest.

    I’m just about as far from your typical group class instructor as you can get. When I coach people I’m not your standard overly chipper, hyperactive trainer. Think of the personal trainer from broad city -- I’m the opposite of that.

    Basically, whenever I hear canned motivational sayings I throw up in my mouth a little bit.

    As someone who’s more on the introverted side of things, it’s just not how I like to conduct myself. For in person training, small groups and 1-on-1 where I can make sure...

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