Body Massage Benefits: 3 Body Parts that Really Benefit

Importance of A Body MassageAnyone who's had a body massage knows how amazing they feel. At Vert Centers we use massage techniques as part of our athletic conditioning and physical therapy. When it comes to physical rehab, we know what the importance a body massage can have on your affected areas. Aside from rehabilitation, the role of a body massage in sports performance is necessary! It helps soothe your aching muscles and stretch your body. But most people don't realize, other than helping to heal sore body parts and tense...

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Vegan Fitness: Protein Tips

Power of Protein For Vegan FitnessOver the years at Vert Centers we get asked questions about protein when it comes to vegan fitness. A lot of vegans have discovered the difficulties of eating or drinking protein, as they continue to drop weight without gaining muscle. For meat-eaters, high sources of their protein comes from items, such as pepperoni, chicken, beef jerky, tuna, and even eggs. These items make it an easy way to maintain high protein amounts that help build muscles while working out rigorously. But what do vegans do...

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The Machine That Utilizes a Better Form of Resistance Training

Increase Performance Through Resistance TrainingIf you're an athlete or someone who seeks to obtain maximum performance, the Vert machine is a fitness system that takes resistance training to new limits. VERT is the acronym for Velocity Enhanced Resistance Training; Only operated out of Vert Centers, this machine is an advanced computerized exercise equipment that can speed up workouts on targeted muscle groups to improve speed of movement, power, endurance, toning, and balance for everyday activities and sports performance--quickly and safely. Essentially, it allows athletes to train at the same speeds...

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Understanding Your Heart Rate Zones For Better Fitness

Reach Your Beats The beats of your heart are composed of different heart rate zones that you must achieve in order to reach your maximum level during training. Do you want to know if you're getting the most out of your workout? Calculate your heart rate. If you're an athlete conducting your daily routines, a beginner trying to get more fit, or an individual who is recovering from an injury, it is essential to learn how to monitor your heart rate zones to avoid both over-training and under-training, and to remain on track...

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Be Prepared for National Bike Month

National Bike Month was established in 1956 and continues to grow each and every year. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists the month is used to highlight the benefits of bicycling. The month also gives the perfect opportunity to promote biking as an activity, everyone should be doing. For us at Vert Centers, we’re excited for the month ahead because National Bike Month doesn't just endorse cycling, but also overall health and wellness. And any excuse we need to get out and work out, we'll take. But with any...

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The Benefits of Water Rehabilitation

Swimming: A Perfect Exercise in Physical TherapyOn top of the most efficient physical therapy exercises that is performed; water rehabilitation workouts throughout the pool adds a significant benefit to an individual's fitness as well as bone and joint injuries. Whether you're in post-surgery, suffering from medical conditions, feeling body pains, recovering from injuries, or following joint replacement surgery; the pool is an adequate setting to heal patients and conduct physical therapy. The swimming pool is an all-around fun activity to do, especially during this season, so this is how it...

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All the Best Spring Races Happening in LA in 2016

All the Best Spring Races Happening in LA in 2016Spring Races in Los AngelesIf you are looking to participate in spring races in Los Angeles, now is the best time to sign up! If you didn’t already know, spring is here, the sun is shining again, and now that the weather has improved there is no good excuse to delay exercising outdoors any longer. This is another way of saying it is a fine time to become healthier than ever, and what could be a greater way than by running,...

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The Importance of Having Workout Discipline

Find Your Workout Discipline   Fallen off your new years resolution to work out and exercise regularly? You’re not alone. However, there is a solution to your problems. Besides stretching, perhaps the most important thing you can do for your health and physical fitness is to adopt a strong work ethic and develop a strong workout discipline By approaching each workout with dedication, your body will increase as much as possible in strength and endurance. Likewise, by developing for working out regularly and without exception, you will guarantee you will see and...

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The Great Benefits of Listening to Music While Working Out

The Ultimate Motivator Strength. Performance. Agility. Fitness. All these traits have one thing in common: they are the developed result of a regular rigorous workout and exercise. Building your muscular strength and obtaining a strong and fit body requires an extra push and hard work, whether you're conducting it in the gym or at home. It takes great will to push yourself forward through any physical training and exercise, but perhaps the ultimate motivator is what you are listening to. During a mile-plus run or a weightlifting session, setting up your playlist...

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The Benefits of Working Out in the Cold

The Cold Air Workout There's no question that exercise and running is a physical activity that is surely a necessity to your body's health, fitness, and strength. Your performance workout is a vital one that can occur in various spaces as well as different temperatures. It's no secret that fresh air is good for your body as many people love to do their workouts outdoors, mainly during the warm months of the year. The thought of exercising outside in the Winter cold may not sound very appealing, but in actuality, the...

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