Entries by 5Focus

Small Group High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Benefits

Improve Athletic Performance with HIIT Workouts High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts challenge your metabolism and demand adaption of your body. Each workout design is different than the previous, so that your body is constantly challenged and stimulated to improve. The science behind HIIT workouts demonstrates a boost to your body from just one workout! […]

Improve Running Performance with 5focus South Lake Union Physical Therapy

In honor of the 10th Annual Lake Union 10K our expert physical therapist Sarah Berkshire shares some tips to improve running performance. Summer running season is in full swing and with that comes pesky running injuries. Focusing on a few few key running muscles can reduce the possibility of injury and can help you run longer and faster. […]

Benefits of Fitness Membership

Your journey to good health begins with taking that first step to get started — but how and where should you take that step? Working out with friends? Getting fit at home or in your own backyard? Joining the local gym? If you’re serious about getting into the best shape possible, you’re sure to find […]

The Best Way to Improve Your Upper Body Strength

While standard exercise will certainly go a long way to help you build an strong and toned body overall, more specific fitness goals — such as increased upper body strength — require a more focused training approach. While working and toning each area of the body is important to achieve optimal body composition, many people […]

Interval Training Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re active and working to stay fit, chances are you’ve tried or at least heard of interval training. Sometimes referred to as high intensity interval training (HIIT), it involves performing brief but intense exercises with a high level of exertion. Each exercise typically lasts between 30 and 90 seconds, intersected with short rest periods. […]

5 Reasons 5focus Interval Training Offers More Than Your Average Fitness Class

As we gear up to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of 5focus this November, our team has been reflecting on all we’ve accomplished throughout the past decade (thanks in no small part to the fellow health- and wellness-minded Seattleites who have walked through our doors!). The more we look back, the clearer it becomes: while the […]