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11 Simple Nutrition Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By: Rikki Cortese The holidays, such a wonderful time of year, yet can be so stressful! All of the parties, entertaining, dining out, and added stress from shopping, wrapping, organizing can easily add those unwanted pounds to your waistline. Do you remember how you felt on January 2nd? Follow these steps and we can guarantee […]

Homemade Banana Chips [Eat Clean Friday]

Ingredients: 2 bananas (more on the green side) 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp coconut sugar Olive oil spray or coconut spray Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400F. Slice bananas using mandolin (level 3 – not too thin). Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with oil. Spread out slices evenly on sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon […]

Happy 4th Birthday CTS!

4 years ago today – October 1st, 2010 – the first official day CTS opened the doors to our little 1100 sq foot warehouse as a 1-man show with hardly any equipment, no paint on the walls, and a simple desire to help as many athletes as we could. Fast forward 4 years later, 1460 […]

CTS Athlete of the Month (June 2014) – Dom Good

Our CTS June 2014 Athlete of the Month award goes to Northern Arizona University football player Dom Good! Dom trained with us all Summer 4x/week and saw great results!! Can’t wait to see how the season goes for him!! Amazing work ethic and positive attitude will take him very far in school, sports, and life! […]

Moving the Chains [Motivation Monday]

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind in achieving a LARGE goal is to KEEP MOVING THE CHAINS. In other words, small amounts of progress over time add up – focus on little wins and continual progress rather than always focusing on the end result and you will be much happier. You […]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats [Train Smart Wednesday]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats By: Jeff Hermann, CTS Strength & Conditioning Do you ever feel like front squats may possibly be the most uncomfortable exercise around? If you do, chances are there a few minor fixes that could seriously improve your positioning and results. The topics I will be covering in this article […]

[Eat Clean Friday] Bite Size Nachos Recipe

Hey everyone, Welcome back to “Eat Clean Friday”! Today we have an awesome recipe from Rikki for you guys to try! If you’re a nacho fan, you’ll love these! This is a healthier option and still tastes amazing! Give these “Bite Size Nachos” a shot and let us know what you think. Check out the […]

Listen to Your Body and Why it’s Important [Train Smart Wednesday]

What’s up everybody?! Welcome back to another installment of “Train Smart Wednesday” with coach Jeff Hermann! In today’s video, Jeff discusses the importance of listening to your body and why you can’t expect to hit personal records every single day. [youtube]http://youtu.be/ZcWPT2T2mAQ[/youtube] If you are training hard enough, eventually you’re going to feel tired, sluggish, or […]

When Do I Get Started? How About Now! [Motivation Monday]

Hi there! Welcome back to our latest “Motivation Monday” video with CTS Owner and Coach John Cortese! Many people often have big dreams, goals, and aspirations which is GREAT… But the limiting factor holding them back is actually taking action and just simply getting started! [youtube]http://youtu.be/_pCw2xMqaDk[/youtube] You might ask yourself questions like.. “When do I […]

How to Find Time to Train with Busy Schedules

One of the most difficult aspects of training is more often than not proper time management. When busy schedules arise, we often start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, wondering how are we going to be able to fit practice, school, homework, games, a part-time job (for some), and a social life in addition to training?! […]