Category "Recovery + Performance Tips"

Infrared Sauna? Cuz Science, That’s Why!

Infrared Sauna? Cuz Science, That’s Why!

Why Infrared Sauna? Cuz science, that's why! Leaving aside the anecdotal “it feels really freaking good,” let’s dive into some of the fascinating science that this wonderful tool provides. Since we’re all active individuals here driven to reach individual goals, we’ll start with the performance enhancing benefits of hyperthermic conditioning (sounds [...]

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Dynamic Plank Variations

Dynamic Plank Variations

The secret to successful movement and injury prevention for all athletes? A strong core! Most people perform planks in a stationary, holding position. Though a great exercise for your entire core when done properly, a more dynamic approach to this core exercise will help you be better prepared and stronger for all of [...]

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Mental Toughness for Athletes

Mental Toughness for Athletes

How do you get the most out of yourself when training or competing? Our professional runner/Recharge co-owner Renee Metivier shares her thoughts and some personal experience as we ponder... What helps you dig deep when you feel like you have nothing more to give? What can enable you to transcend expectations from both yourself [...]

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Beat the Heat this Summer!

Beat the Heat this Summer!

We all love sunny summer weather, right? Think shorts, swimsuits, picnics, outdoor festivals, and longer days. Unfortunately for us athletes, that "awesome sunny weather" can make things a bit toasty in the summer and in turn make training more difficult. Exercising in the heat puts extra stress on the body, and [...]

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Keep Doing What You love!

Keep Doing What You love!

Erin Felder of Bend knows how to fill her day. The wife and mother of two works as festival director for the Bend A Capella Festival at Tower Theatre, serves as a business manager for a few longtime clients and teaches ballet at a local studio. Still, amidst the busyness [...]

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Become a Stronger and Better Athlete!

Become a Stronger and Better Athlete!

Strength training is something that is often neglected, but it is a crucial part of becoming the best athlete you can be. Our Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Jacinto believes that no matter what kind of athlete you are, strength training will make you become a stronger and better athlete [...]

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Plantar Fasciitis Rehab Guide

Plantar Fasciitis Rehab Guide

 As we get into the thick of winter sports and prepping for the spring/summer seasons, we begin to notice nagging injuries that we didn't have during the fall. If you are a runner you know that running can become much more challenging with snow, ice, or mud on the ground. [...]

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Healthy Recipe | Pomegranate Torte with Cacao-Almond Crust

Healthy Recipe | Pomegranate Torte with Cacao-Almond Crust

Finding a healthy recipe that tastes great while being good for you is sometimes hard to do or involves many complicated steps. Recharge's nutritionist and endurance coach (and top ranked ultrarunner!), Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. shares a special treat that has nutrient-packed ingredients and is easy to prepare as a healthy dessert, [...]

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Infrared Sauna to Increase Workout Benefits

Infrared Sauna to Increase Workout Benefits

For this week's Blog post, we focus on the Infrared Sauna and ways to increase performance and health benefits by incorporating sauna-use as part of your training. The sauna has been around and utilized for a long time to promote relaxation and detoxification, but many people are unaware of all the [...]

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Winter Motivation!

Winter Motivation!

It’s that time of year again; the days are getting shorter, colder, and filled with unpredictable weather. Gone are the days of the glorious, sun-filled hours of training you’ve put in over the summer, but let’s make sure we don’t lose all of that hard work we’ve put in. Winter is by far [...]

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