Entries by Laura

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 […]

When to Seek Treatment for Pain Issues

Whether you’re an athlete who experiences post-practice aches or a professional who notices occasional discomfort after a long day at your desk, how do you know if your pain symptoms require an expert’s attention? Are your issues simply your body’s natural response to high-impact exercise? Did you just pull a muscle that will heal on […]

How to Prepare for Your Physical Therapy Consultation

When you’re dealing with ongoing pain, like a bad joint or a soft tissue injury from sports, physical therapy may be a great option. However, some people find physical therapy intimidating. You shouldn’t be nervous about seeking treatment to improve your motor function, reduce pain, and increase your overall quality of life. If you aren’t […]

Training for Summer Race Season? Why Nutrition Matters

The dry summer months are the perfect time to run outdoors, so it’s no surprise that a high concentration of races and marathons are scheduled during the season. If you’re preparing for a big race, you should be paying close attention to what you eat, not just how you train your body. Nutrition plays a […]

What You Need to Know about Fascial Stretch Therapy

If you haven’t heard of fascial stretch therapy, you could be missing out on a critical step toward improved health and optimized athletic performance. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and supports your bones, muscles, and joints. If these tissues become rigid or restricted, they can quickly impact your flexibility and overall joint mobility. […]

Top 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the overarching practice of applying several hands-on therapeutic methods. Highly trained massage therapists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals engage a client’s body tissue and bones using various levels pressure and manual manipulation. Different massage modalities can be used in tandem, or a client and therapist can select one as the primary treatment approach. While the goals that […]