How to get back in shape after the holidays

Are you ready to improve your fitness for the new year? You are not alone if you’re one of the many people shocked by the number on the scale after weeks of seemingly harmless holiday indulgences. Holiday weight gain is more common than not, with all the extra treats and leftovers lurking in break rooms […]

Medicine Ball Twist

While medicine ball exercises have grown in popularity over the last decade or so, the origin of medicine ball fitness can actually be traced back thousands of years. Persian wrestlers and Hippocrates himself used medicine ball-type exercises for medicinal purposes. Medicine balls made a popular comeback in the early 1900s with the Hooverball, continuing the […]

Post Workout Routines – Recovery Tips – Hampton Fitness

It’s no secret that workout recovery is one of the most important components of your daily workout session. One of the biggest hurdles in developing a post workout routine is understanding that there are multiple components within recovery itself; stretching, healthy eating, supplementing, hygiene and rest. All components must be part of your recovery to […]

Why is Stretching Important After Exercise?

We all know that regular exercise is vital to our overall health. Post pandemic The Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes (approximately 20 minutes per day) of moderate-intensity exercise for adults. However, stretching before and after exercise is also very important and very often under-prioritized. While most people understand the importance of warming up […]

Strength Training With Free Weights

When you think about what it takes to get in a great workout, does your mind automatically venture to strength training at the gym? You may even think of military boot camp-type workouts, running marathons, hiring a personal trainer, or spending hours sweating it out on large commercial machines.  Since the 1960s and 70s, when […]

Building a Home Gym: Tips From Hampton Fitness

If you’re anything like us, we know that you love to work out! There’s nothing like busting out a workout and enjoying that post-workout feeling. It completely re-energizes you and makes you better in every aspect of your life. But a gym membership has its downsides for the elite athlete–it can be far away, cutting […]

Targeted Body Workouts

It’s time to hit the gym! Maybe it’s the day to hit your upper body hard, or maybe you’re focused on a powerful lower body workout. Either way, you get into the gym and get working. But are you doing workouts that will provide the most benefit for the area you’re focusing on? What types […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

It’s finally spring! Take your body to the next level while reaping a host of extra benefits just from stepping outside the gym door and into the sunshine. Are you ready to get started?  Below are just a few of the benefits of outdoor exercise and reasons why you should throw it into your workout […]

Welcome Back Eclipse!

It’s been too long but we’re proud to welcome back our favorite pro-style dumbbells—the Eclipse set! Why are we so hyped up about this amazing set? We can’t wait to tell you! You need a dumbbell that can keep up with you, delivering high-level challenges in effortless style. We’re confident that this is it. These […]

The Benefits of Compound Exercises

Why Compound Exercises Deserve a Place in Your Workout How can you make the most of every squat and lift? The answer is compound exercises.   In this article, we’re covering the benefits of compound exercises: what they are, how they help, and how you can use your Hampton equipment to maximize your burn in the […]