VIDA Blog
Jul 24 2017

Lift Like A Girl: Women & Weightlifting

Why we love seeing women picking up heavy weights, by VIDA Personal Trainer Patrick Merkel.  Look around the gym and you might notice a common theme—a bunch of males dominating the weight room, and women sticking to the cardio machines. The tides are turning. More and more women are getting involved in strength training and…more

Jul 21 2017

Athleta & VIDA Partner for the First “Power to the She” Fitness Party

Are you a fierce badass female? Do you support women empowering themselves to feel strong in their bodies and minds? Do you want to rock out to some killer beats? Do you want to channel your inner KNOCKOUT and POUND goddess? Do you like swag from brands like Athleta, Sephora, Bang Salon, Grape Intentions, Dry…more

Jul 17 2017

Three Things to Know About Morning Grind Boot Camp

Unlike other outdoor exercise like running that focus on repetitive movement, boot camp classes offer tons of variety in exercises and modifications for each exercise depending on strength, endurance, or physical limitations

Jul 10 2017

Does Running Out of Mimosas Count as Cardio?

New Personal Trainer at the Yards, Joe O’Connor, weighs in on how and when you should be doing your cardio! It’s a question passed down through antiquity; since the times of the gladiatorial battles to the turn of the 20th century strongman popularity. Okay maybe not THAT old, but might as well be; people are…more

Jul 3 2017

The Importance of Shin Angle and Ankle Mobility

I want to start this section off by saying no squat is “perfect”. Squat patterns change on a case to case basis due to differing limb and torso lengths since no two people are the same. That being said, there are definite movements patterns everyone should do to maximize muscle growth, improve strength, and avoid injury.