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Nich is Athlete of the Week!

The fitness journey is not about busting your butt for a week on exercise and diet and you’re done. It’s a slow grind that works best with consistency over a long period of time. Consistency going to the gym daily and consistency with your diet.

Your 5 Step Injury Prevention Plan

Can you relate to this scenario? After putting it off for too long, you commit to get fit—only to find yourself injured the minute you start working out. All of the sudden your fitness goals go back on the shelf and you are left to deal with the pain.

A Case For The Burpee

Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favorite of fitness professionals across the globe?

Andrea is Athlete of the Week!

When did you join Raise the Bar? I joined with friends for a 6 week challenge that began May 30, 2017. Did you have any past fitness experience before RtB? I was active for years when I did weightlifting, however I became stagnant and lost motivation over time.  For...

Cool Picture, Bro!

There are few things as inspirational as a stunning before and after picture. To see how the human body can dramatically transform is simply incredible! Have you ever thought about creating your own before and after picture? While the initial pictures are certainly...

Forget Your Weight. Do THIS Instead.

How would you like to get rid of your bathroom scale? To never again subject yourself to the angst and humiliation of stepping on and waiting for the number-that-will-determine-your-self-esteem to light up the screen. Sounds awesome, right?! It’s been ingrained in us...

5 Signs Your Diet Is a Fail

You’ve considered it for weeks, months, years even. And now is the time that you’ve decided to make a change and go on that diet. But don’t just dive in feet first. First, take a long, hard look at the diet you’re considering and answer five questions before...

Announcing Friends & Family Week at RtB!

It's Friends & Family time again! To celebrate the end of another school year and get summer ready we are offering a 5 consecutive day FREE pass for you to extend to your Friends & Family! The details are as follows: The pass is valid the second week of...

The Murph Challenge May 30, 2016

This will be a community (all programs) event with a BBQ pot-luck immediately following. We will accommodate any / all fitness levels. This unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again throughout the United States on May 30, 2016 at Raise the Bar at 7:30 am. We...

If You Could See the Future

This is a thought-piece intended to inspire you to research and understand the implications of our reliance on industrial agriculture and technology as it pertains to your health and longevity. If you could look into the future 10, 20, even 30 years to what lies ahead...

We Stand With Blue

This is a community workout to demonstrate our solidarity with those that put on the blue everyday to serve and protect. Proceeds will go to the National LEO Memorial Fund.This is a public event! Invite any and everybody that stands with our Virginia State and local...

Supplement Guidelines

Should you take supplements? The simple answer is yes. Not surprisingly though navigating through the myriad of options cannot only be intimidating but downright confusing! All of the recommendations below are based on the following three principles:  ...

8 Huge Benefits for Taking Fish Oil

Did you know that there is one scientifically proven supplement that has more preventative and reparative promises than any prescription or over-the-counter drug on the market? We’re of course talking about supplementing with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) -...

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