Stuff We Love
Some things are too good not to share. Here are some of our favorites:
MuscleGlide is a line of revolutionary massage tools developed for individuals that lead active lifestyles. Currently, Muscle Glide is being used by many professional sports teams, university and college programs, muscle treatment professionals and anyone looking to increase their athletic performance or just seeking the best way to alleviate muscle soreness. Athletes at all levels are seeing tremendous results using MuscleGlide as part of their warm-up and post-workout regimen.
Foam rolling improves circulation to prepare the body for a workout and to aid in recovery post-workout. Its use to break up restrictions within the muscle prepares the muscles for optimal stretching and range of motion.
Compression sleeves boost bloodflow by about 34%. This increases oxygen delivery to the working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body eliminate metabolic waste products like lactic acid more easily. The combination of these effects allows you to work longer and harder, delaying the onset of fatigue.
The Pose Method® can be applied to any human movement. In sports, application of the Pose Method® can dramatically improve training and racing performance, help prevent injuries and give a competitive edge.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion.
By partnering with SportsBrain, Smith Physical Therapy + Running Academy with proper concussion education, baseline concussion testing and post injury care. Proper post injury care will provide a safe and timely return to both the field and the classroom.
Muscle Activation Technique
Muscle Activation Techniques™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. Loss of muscle contraction results in a decreased range of motion, and therefore decreased physical performance. Range of motion testing can indicate which muscles have decreased contractibility, and precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency. The MAT™ Certified Specialist is trained and certified to perform several force application techniques that can restore function and strengthen weak muscles.
The idea that you had to either pound your body on the hard surface of a treadmill or get an unnatural, inferior workout on an elliptical doesn't make sense - why cant't you have both a great workout and low impact? The answer to this question - train soft.
The Running Depot
The Running Depot is a specialty running and walking store located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois. With certified running coaches on staff, The Running Depot is here to provide you with all the resources you need to reach your running and walking goals.
Kopf Running is an endurance training company that provides customized group and virtual training programs, endurance event management consultation, and charity race team support.
NJ Elite Fitness
NJ Elite Performance aims to enhance overall athletic performance for athletes and improve physical fitness for non-athletes.
Natural Therapy Wellness Center
Natural Therapy Wellness Center offers massage therapy, accupuncture, and reflexology services to help you take care of your mind and body and keep balance in your life.
Moms Run This Town
McHenry County's chapter of a nation-wide running club dedicated to the health & wellness of local moms.
Sky High Volleyball
Sky High continues to offer the best in volleyball instruction with a positive social experience for junior athletes in the Northwest/Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas and has become one of the premier volleyball clubs in the nation.
Crystal Lake Racket Club
With 9 indoor hard courts, 4 outdoor hard courts, 3 outdoor clay courts, an indoor practice lane with ball machine, 2 comfortable indoor viewing lounges, and plenty of outdoor recreational space, Crystal Lake Racket Club fulfills all your racket sport needs!