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Megan Brandt

Megan is originally from Appleton, WI and received her MS from CALU of Pennsylvania after being awarded the Pursuit of Excellence in Health and Fitness Award. She previously operated her own personal training business for six years and prior to that, worked as a personal trainer and athletic trainer in a variety of settings, such as clinics, colleges, high schools, and health clubs. Megan's specialties include: Fitness assessments and programming, corrective exercise, injury rehabilitation, and health promotion. Credentials: Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Training Association Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine

End Your Fitness Plateau with Progressive Overload!

Written By Megan Brandt • 3 min read

Are you feeling overwhelmed and uninspired with your current exercise routine in the gym? Frustrated with your gym routine not yielding desired results? This happens to a lot of us. The good news: There’s a solution to your problem—Progressive... Read More

Why You Should Focus on Fat Loss vs Weight Loss!

Written By Megan Brandt • 3 min read

It’s that time of the year when people begin to make resolutions for the new year. Also, for many, a primary goal might be this: “I want to lose weight!” In fact, a top reason people choose Premier Fitness... Read More

The 4 Components of a Well-Rounded Fitness Lifestyle!

Written By Megan Brandt • 4 min read

What comes to mind when you think of fitness training or “getting-in-shape?” Curling a big dumbbell? Loading heavy weights on a squat rack? Or, how about this one—running an endless amount of miles on the treadmill hoping to sweat... Read More

Exercise and Digestive Health

Written By Megan Brandt • 2 min read

Did you know that how much we move affects how our digestive system functions, independent of food intake? Exercise not only helps you digest food better and manage digestive health conditions, but it also positively affects your gut microbiome!... Read More

Perfect Your Push-Ups

Written By Megan Brandt • 2 min read

Common Mistakes and Techniques to Correct Mistake #1 Elbows flare out too wide  Correction: Place your hands just outside shoulder-width and when you execute your push-ups, keep your elbows at a 45-60 degree angle forming an arrow shape with... Read More

The Importance Of Rest and Recovery Between Workouts

Written By Megan Brandt • 2 min read

Exercise is physically and mentally demanding on the body. In order to reap the benefits from your workouts, it is important that you actually rest on a rest day. This does not mean that you are laying on the... Read More

Do Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

Written By Megan Brandt • 1 min read

Below is a fun and quick workout you can do anywhere outside where there is a sturdy elevated surface. Think bench, stairs, retaining wall, etc., just make sure it’s completely stable and reliable! What makes this workout great for... Read More

8 Ways to Ease Chronic Back Pain

Written By Megan Brandt • 2 min read

Are you one of the 80% of adults who has experienced low back pain? Most back pain is acute, meaning it occurs suddenly and only lasts a few days to a few weeks. However, for some of us, it... Read More

9 Ways To Work Out Your Brain & Reduce Stress

Written By Megan Brandt • 1 min read

Most people know how great physical exercise is for the body, but do you know how beneficial physical exercise can be to reduce stress and boost brain health? Research indicates that exercise can help boost the brain’s ability to... Read More

Manage Stress With Exercise

Written By Megan Brandt • 1 min read

Exercise is one of the key components to help manage stress. We all feel stress sometimes in our life as there are a lot of changes that we need to navigate. Some changes can be stressful such as health... Read More

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