Stretching and the Importance of It as We Age By Melanie Polasek, CPT Most people who exercise spend the majority of that time burning calories and strength building. (Getting stronger or bulking up). They often do not take minimal time to stretch afterwards. Flexibility is often the most neglected component of fitness. Studies have […]
Weight training is an essential part of any fitness program, but can be potentially harmful when done incorrectly. Proper breathing is a very valuable and often overlooked function of the human body. When you inhale, you take in oxygen, which gets transported through blood cells. When you exhale, you get rid of toxins and gases […]
Your weight is a balancing act that features how many calories you consume plus the amount of energy you burn throughout the day. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 33.9% of adults age 20 years and over are overweight or obese. If you live your life as a couch potato or munch […]
Why do we usually train the core from the floor? Most people don’t spend the majority of their days on the floor, nor is it common to get injured from lying down or watching television.
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While your long-term goal may be to lose 50 pounds or more, each pound lost is one step closer and each deserves recognition! Call a friend or write in your journal. You never know who you may inspire! Fitness professionals know that success doesn’t come all at once at the end of a long road. […]
A typical Thanksgiving dinner has 4000- 4,575 calories. Ouch. But it's OK because it's only once a year, right? Want to know how long it will take you to burn that off?
The holiday season can cause many of us to eat a little too much, or to miss a few too many workouts. Here are some great solutions and simple tips on how to burn off some of those celebratory calories. Whether it be travelling, parties, cooking or company-we CAN burn them off. […]
TRX Crunch/Mountain Climber Kneel facing away from anchor point, feet in foot cradles, hands aligned beneath shoulders. Lift knees off ground and come into plank position. Raising hips slightly, bring knees toward chest. Maintain body alignment as you return to fully extended start position. For mountain climber variation, alternate legs while maintaining equal pressure […]
Lisa Wright, CFT, LCI Do you want to improve your fitness starting THIS week? Well, it’s about time and the good news is you’re only five steps away from a healthier you. Step 1: Perform your own fitness assessment Your fitness may be better than you think. Recording your baseline fitness score will give you […]