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Top Tips for Working Out When It’s Cold

As the weather turns cooler here in Spring Hill, Tennessee, we always hear this question: “Can I still be active outside?” The answer: yes! You just have to be prepared.  With that in mind, here are our top tips for staying active outside in winter. 1. Check the Forecast Before

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How Much Intensity Do You Need to Get Fit?

“Intensity” is a hot word in fitness—so how much of it do you need to accomplish your goals? The answer: Just enough but not too much.  What is Intensity? First, a definition.  Intensity is the volume, magnitude, or degree of something. In the gym, we can simplify that to mean

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The Top 7 Benefits of Adding Muscle

Why should someone add muscle to their body? The short answer: It’s great for your health. Keep in mind that we aren’t talking about huge amounts of muscle. Sometimes people think of oversized bodybuilders when they hear the word “muscle,” but we’re referring to smaller amounts of muscle added to

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Summer Sizzle: Tips for Working Out in the Heat

It’s summer, the sun is beating down and the humidity in Spring Hill, TN is here to stay for a few months—but you want to keep moving and stay fit. So how do you keep working toward your training goals as the temperature soars? We’ll give you six tips—but first,

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Are More Workouts Better if You Want to Get Fit?

So you’ve got goals, and you’re fired up to accomplish them. Will working out a lot help you do it? The answer is “maybe.”  To give you a more precise answer, we’ll need to dig in and consider a few variables: your fitness level, your goals, and your recovery. Your

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Simple and Effective Nutrition Tips

Let’s talk nutrition! There are hundreds of diet programs out there, and they all promise the world. “Add lean muscle fast!” “Drop X pounds in 14 days.” “Miraculous results!” And so on. At CrossFit Spring Hill, our promise is to always tell you the truth, and the truth is simple,

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Have you ever felt intimidated by the barbells and dumbbells in a gym?

“How do I use those things?” you might have asked. Or maybe, “What weight is right for me?” That’s totally understandable! Machines in gyms often have instructions printed on them, which makes them more accessible. Barbells and dumbbells don’t, so some people will avoid them. Here’s the truth: Barbells and

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What Is Functional Fitness Training?

Fitness is full of buzzwords and jargon—so what is functional fitness training, and why is it important?  Here’s the answer:  Functional fitness training is used to help people become better at things they do in daily life. The movements used in this style of training are often—but not always—very similar

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What’s the Best Warmup for a Workout?

How should you warm up before training? Here’s the answer! A good warmup prepares the body for effort. Some people require more time to get primed to train, and some people require less. We’ll go over a very general plan you can adjust for your body and your training style.

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Important Muscle Groups Many People Neglect in the Gym

What are some of the most important muscles that people often forget to train? Hint: They’re usually muscles you can’t see right away when you look in the mirror. In the gym world, it’s very common to prioritize the most visible muscles—usually those in the chest and arms. In fact,

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