Battling with Battle Ropes

The battle ropes are another great way to challenge your upper body muscular endurance and aerobic capacity! They can be used as an exercise within a strength circuit or you can complete the rope exercises within their own interval set. While using the ropes try to stay relaxed, keep your core engaged, and don’t forget…

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March 14, 2018

Winter Storm 3.13.18

Due to the storm, the BAC will be closed Tuesday March 13 and will reopen at 5:30am Wednesday March 14

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March 12, 2018

Equipment We Love- Lifting with Specialty Bars!

Trap/Hex Bar (60lbs)- If you haven’t used these bars for your deadlifts before, they can really be helpful to improve your form. Having the plates set out to the side and the bar surrounding your body will load the weight into your core more directly, making you use the back of your legs/glutes for the movement. As…

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March 5, 2018

Equipment We Love- Training Your Lats!

Our new rig allows for a lot of different attachments as discussed in our previous post. We have a few more larger pieces that will specifically help you work on engaging your latissimus dorsi muscle (lats) through scapular retraction and pull-up training. Rings– Like the TRX, this is a great tool to use for rows,…

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February 23, 2018

Equipment We Love- Rig Attachments

Last week’s post was with regard to the stall bar racks and some stretching/activation exercises that can be done with them. This week, another even larger addition to the new fitness center has some different offerings for you! There are quite a few attachments for the rig that can help you with your strengthening exercises…

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February 15, 2018

Equipment We Love- The Stall Bars

In this month’s four-part series, we’ll be learning about some of the new equipment in the renovated performance center! We purchased some of the best equipment to help you meet your goals. We have two sets of stall bars, which, when you look at them, you may wonder, “what is this torture device for?!” Well,…

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February 8, 2018

Meet Jon!

Hello! My name is Jon.  I grew up in Needham, MA, originally born in Chicago.  I graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland where I obtained my degree in Exercise Science B.S. and ACSM certification in Exercise Physiology. I have been a baseball player for all my life and plan to continue to do so for…

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February 5, 2018

Do you ‘Kombucha?’

You have probably heard of this fermented drink that’s been getting lots of attention lately and wondering, is this something I need? You may think you need it and may see people just like you walking around in yoga pants or with their gym bag taking a swig (while likely wincing at the taste). You’re…

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January 31, 2018

Meet Daniel!

Hi BAC, I’m Daniel! I’m an avid fitness enthusiast. I’ve been working on my BS at UMass Boston in Exercise  and Health Sciences. I’m very active and love anything sports-related. I’m at big fan of football, basketball and snowboarding. During the summer-time you can find me hiking, camping, at a big music festival or chasing sunsets.…

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January 30, 2018

Meet Jake!

Hey everyone! My name is Jake and I couldn’t be more excited to become part of the incredible BAC family. I am originally from Miami, FL but spent most of high school living and studying in beautiful Costa Rica. Why move from paradise to cold New England you might ask? Well, before I began my…

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January 29, 2018