What Are You Committed To?

In this post:

  • how to tell where your commitment really lies.
  • important because commitment is a key to motivation.


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Two Keys to Motivation

Here is something I’ve learned to be true about motivation.


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Got Weak Hips?

Here is a great way to see if your hips need some strengthening. Good strength in your hips can prevent knee and lower back pain.
Trendelenburg Test

If you find that your hips need strengthening, try one or more of the following exercises:

Hip Hike

Side Step With Elastic Band

Side Step Over Hurdle
Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

How to Know if Your Glutes are Working

Use this self assessment technique to test your glutes and see if they are firing properly. If the aren’t, then try some of these glute activation exercises:

Prone Glute Activation

One Leg Bridge

Glute Activation Stride 


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

How to Know if Your Hip Flexors are Short

Use this self assessment to check your hip flexors and know how much stretching you need to do on them.


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Top 4 Stretches for the Lower Body

Here are my favorite 4 stretches for the lower body and hips. I learned these from the Stretch to Win Institute during the Level 1 training in Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Hip Flexor Stretch

Great Sequence of 3 Other Hip Stretches


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Hip Hike: A Great Functional Hip Strengthener

This exercise is one of my favorite go-to movements to strengthen weak hips. This will help protect your knees and lower back from injury.

Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Animal Protein Versus Plant Protein for Health

So which type of protein is healthier? The animal-based or plant-based?

Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Slider Mountain Climber

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Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Slider Knee Tuck

In this post:

  • how to use carpet sliders to do the knee tuck core exercise.
  • strengthen your core.
  • I recommend mastering the lower abdominal series before doing this exercise.

Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.