Your Holiday Workout Plan

The holidays are a busy time and its hard to keep your workout schedule intact. Travel schedules, family visits and all that shopping can wreak havoc on your fitness routine.  Not to mention all the delicious holiday food you’re bound to eat. You don’t have to abandon your fitness goals over the holiday.  You can enjoy this special time of …

Working Out in the Winter Months

The winter months can be a tough time to work out.  This time of year will challenge all of your senses and dangles every goodie in front of you. The weather turns colder and some of us must deal with rain, show, sleet and ice.  Regardless of where you live, wintertime can affect your fitness goals. You shouldn’t let winter …

Jane Fonda- Not Just A Fitness Icon

Last May here at SHIFT we hosted an event to benefit Equality Now, an organization that promotes gender equality worldwide.  The event was in partnership with Jane Fonda who has had an amazing career as an actress, fitness icon and social activist.  Our event was just one of many she continues to promote and support in a life that has …

Eating For Energy

Are you experiencing afternoon burnout at work or not feeling like you can give your best efforts at the gym?  Maybe you are not eating the right foods.  See below for a few healthy, low fat and energy boosting foods you can try to get the most out of your day. One of the easiest and cheapest foods for an …

What Is A Fitness Plateau?

When you begin a new weight loss or fitness routine, the impact of immediate results is incentive to continue. In many programs, initial weight losses tend to be more dramatic before settling down into a more consistent loss cycle. For some people, the results seem to stop coming completely. When your current fitness routine is not yielding the desired results, …

Chicken Soup-Not Just Good For The Soul

There’s a reason chicken soup is prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you’re feeling under the weather. All bone broths, including beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more are staples of the traditional diets in every culture and the basis of all fine cuisine. That’s because bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and they boost healing. …

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

The SHIFT Method uses compound exercises and targeted isolated training to work several muscles at the same time. Unique combinations of both compound and isolation exercises developed by creator, Dana Perri focus on getting students the best results possible. A compound exercise involves more than one major muscle group and more than one joint at a time.  The squat is …

SHIFT’S Circuit Training Inspired Approach

The SHIFT Method uses a circuit training-inspired approach to full body workouts. With circuit training, students move from one exercise to another in continuous and repetitive motions. A SHIFT class starts with a warm-up phase and moves through cardio and strength training and finishes with a cool down. Dozens of different exercises are combined to seamlessly move the student through …

SHIFT’s One and Only Spring Floor

One of the pillars of Dana Perri’s SHIFT method is the Olympic-rated spring floor. It’s the only floor of its kind in the world and adds tremendous benefit to the SHIFT experience. The floor is 25ft X 25ft and is a one of a kind hybrid that Dana created. It contains more than 400 individual springs. When you’re exercising on …

The SHIFT Community Is the Power

Dana Perri’s concept of SHIFT as a force of change in fitness hinges on an unsung hero – the SHIFT Community. Every student who joins SHIFT by Dana Perri becomes a vaulted member of the SHIFT Community.  The barrier of entry isn’t high but it’s an exclusive group. Students not only participate in  classes, they share the common experience of …