J.R. Tucker HS

open floor gym with weight benches in the center of the room

With school pressures mounting across the country to promote a healthier and more active student population, Henrico County (Richmond, Virginia) officials decided to step up and meet the challenge.    A major component of this process involved upgrading the tools to create an environment of change.   First up, J.R. Tucker High School.  Mission…facelift a “weight room”… Read more »

Landon School

white columns holding up room with workout equipment scattered

Heartline began working with The Landon School and with Marty Klingelhofer, Landon’s Strength & Conditioning Coach, in 1986 on Landon’s original weight room, and was re-united for the planning and design of the NEW Freeman Center in 2005. Heartline and Coach Klingelhofer worked extensively to design a facility that met the Freeman Foundation’s vision of… Read more »

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

cycle and rowing machines and treadmills in small gym area

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a 293-bed acute care facility located in Rockville, MD. Opened in 1979, the hospital has since added a new four story patient tower, including private rooms – 48 for new moms and their babies – and a high tech surgery department for inpatients and outpatients. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is… Read more »

Introduction to Strength Training

Deep Run HS weight room

If you’re serious about strength training and understanding modern performance training principles, start by reading this article by Greg Werner.   For twenty plus years, Greg has been the Director of Strength and Conditioning of Olympic Sports at James Madison University.  Coach Werner knows his stuff! Performance Principles Scientific research has confirmed that the following principles,… Read more »

Big Fat Lies

Snowboarder gets air

A surprising new approach to loosing weight and keeping it off, and riding longer and stronger than ever. ONE OF THE LONG-ENDURING TRADITIONS at bike events of all stripes is the pasta dinner the evening before the big ride. After all, who doesn’t believe in the hearty, turbo-fueling quality of a whopping plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce? As… Read more »

The Three Pillars of Fitness

Volleyball Player spikes ball

Excellent article by Dr. Mercola, from his Peak Fitness blog, where exercise is just like medicine and is sometimes best “taken as prescribed” to optimize your health.   Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced, the workout “prescription” below covers the most important variables to keep in mind when creating and performing your fitness program and… Read more »