• I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Brewer Fitness, the company that manufactures functional fitness equipment including the popular Treadwall and Laddermill. While I was initially unfamiliar with the fitness category that they are pioneering, called Vertical Movement, I quickly learned what a great workout it really is, and how nicely it pairs with MCore equipment to give the user a full-body workout experience.
    During my visit, I was able to test out some of their equipment and I also got a tour of the factory to see how it’s all made.  Brewer’s equipment is made in Randolph, MA, not too far away from where I grew up.  It was great getting a behind-the-scenes look at their impressive manufacturing facility, but even better to get to try out the equipment for myself. 
    Coming from a Strength and Conditioning background and as someone who works out consistently, I consider myself to be in good shape, but after less than five inutes climbing on theLaddermill and the Treadwall, I was feeling the burn.  The Laddermill and Treadmill are both fantastic pieces of equipment, because they combine cardio and strength training in one machine and make the user workhis or her entire body. Both pieces definitely fit well into a circuit-style workout.
    Combining Brewer Fitness equipment with the MCore bench to create a circuit-style workout is the best way to get a fully functional, total-body workout with just two pieces of equipment.  Both the Laddermill and Treadwall use the natural motion of climbing to help the user focus on different muscle groups. Adjustable angles help with toning the arms and shoulders or focusing on the leg muscles, all while giving the user a continuous cardio burn.  Moving off of Brewer equipment and over to the MCore bench, the user is able to work his or her core and leg muscles, and, with different attachments-- including the dip bar, plyo top or Bosu ball-- can really focus on toning specific areas. 
    The MCore bench is designed to engage the core and legs at all times, because the foundation of all movement begins with the core. It is fully adjustable so that any body type is able to use it.  Combined together, Brewer Fitness and MCore equipment provide a unique workout experience that is effective at toning and conditioning the entire body.
    Forget the old equipment that you’re used to using at the gym—treadmill, traditional weights, etc.-- they are limiting you to only exercising certain muscles.  The Laddermill, Treadwall, and MCore bench are versatile and adaptable pieces of equipment that allow you to customize your workout experience.  You know your body best; get into the best shape of your life with fun, unique equipment that is truly customizable to your needs.
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  • Make the Most of Your Workout: Refuel and Recover


    After an intense cardio/strength workout session, your body needs fuel to recover! It’s important to understand which foods will actually help your body rebuild muscle and refuel after you exercise.


    Protein is a crucial part of post-workout muscle recovery. Protein is the building block of muscle, and when your muscles are craving fuel after a grueling workout, adding protein can significantly help build up more muscle mass.  However, protein is hardly the only fuel for fitness junkies.


    Even though you might think “fitness” and “carbs” are enemies, your body needs carbohydrates immediately after a workout to replenish the energy that you just burned. Carbs will boost insulin production, which will kickstart the muscle rebuilding process and optimize the period of time right after your workout. The less processed the carbs are, the better - choose healthier carb options like berries and whole-wheat pasta! 

    Last but definitely not least, your body needs water! After all the sweating you’ve done, you need fluids, particularly those with electrolytes. Drinking lots of water has countless health benefits - it can even help with weight loss - but your cells need water to function, especially after all the water they lose when you work out. 


    Fitness doesn’t end when your workout does. Give your body one of the best workouts it can get with our Brewer equipment and mke the most of it by refueling the right way!



  • So, what is a full-body workout routine?A full body workout simultaneously stimulates all the muscles in the body. Whether you are toning your abs or arms, this type of exercise is meant toengage, strengthen, and balancethe entire body. Unlike organized routines that focus on building specific muscles or individual muscles, a full-body workout offers a simple and timesaving exercise session that covers you head-to-toe and requires only three hours of commitment per week. For best results, we suggesta Monday, Wednesday, and Friday routine so that rest days are incorporated into your week. Whether you’re new to the gym or a competitive athlete, there’s no doubting that a full-body workout planwill help you, physically and mentally.

    Cardio Warm Up:

    Now that we’re ready to go, you want to loosen up with a 10-minute warm-up. Running, biking or any form of cardio are all great ways to get your heart and muscles pumping and ready to go.

    Circuit Training:

    You are now warmed up and ready to go. Take a quick breather because circuit training starts and doesn’t stop...NOW! While there are many Circuit training exercises to choose from, you are going to want to pick three that you will rotate with 10 reps for each. Our recommendation is to incorporate a lower-body, upper-body, and core set to your circuit.

    Step 1: Upper Body

    Some of your best friends in this rotation will include push-ups, bench dips, back extensions, medicine ball chest pass, bench press, and incline press ups. Find three of each and explode into your upper body training. These will tone your chest, back, and arms.

    Step 2: Lower Body

    Moving along, take a quick drink of water and continue your momentum. Here you won’t be forgetting leg day by incorporating sets of squat jumps, compass jumps, astride jumps, step ups, shuttle runs, hopping shuttles, orbarbell squats.

    Step 3: Core

    Two down and one to go! The finish line is in sight and your last hurdle is simple, the lower and upper abdomen. Take a minute to rest and catch your breath. If you’re new to a full-body routine, here’s where you set your goals. Set a 5-minute timer for one set of sit-ups and a second 5-minute timer for one set of stomach crunches. Without exerting yourself too much, work to complete 100 reps of each exercise in your 5-minute window. It’s not about reaching your goal in one day, it’s all about setting goals and working for them.

    Times Up:

    Congratulations, you’ve done it! You’re now on your way to a new path and plan that fits your schedule, keeps you on your toes and sets you up for reaching your physical goals!

    Bonus Workout:

    Haven’t had enough? Good, because we’ve got one more workout for you! Introducing vertical movement, an exercise that so simple for getting in shape, training for games, or the mental benefits, you won’t believe the results.

    Our company, Brewer Fitness, has taken the natural human need for upward momentum and transferred it into equipment that delivers both physical and mental benefits. Like Yoga, Vertical Movement helps build lean muscle. You learn to control your center of gravity and work on your overall body awareness. And, it also improves the function of the equilibrium receptors in your body.

    Brewer is appointing you to take two to three-minute commitment towards our 100 ft Laddermill challenge. The Brewer Laddermill offers the simplicity of ladder climbing merged with advanced features that allow you to adjust the angle from an easy incline to an intense overhanging angle.

    Both experienced climbers and new users alike will benefit from the core strength and balance gained from Laddermill training.  Calisthenics and alternative exercise are becoming more widely popular due to their enjoyable nature and effectiveness. The Laddermill fits perfectly into these types of workouts allowing long cardio burns at an incline and intense strength workouts on the steeper terrain that the built-in auto-stop feature allows you to climb safely at any speed without any safety equipment or harnesses.

    So if you’re up for the 100 ft challenge, just remember, today you conquer your goals, tomorrow your reach the summit!