Whether it’s the summer or winter, outdoor activities allow us to stay active and enjoy the weather – warm or cold. When engaging in sports, no matter what the season, it is important to be aware of how our bodies rotate, bend, move and stabilize. Every sport and activity requires our bodies to move › Read more
Balance is the ability to control the body’s position, either stationary or while moving. Balance is a key element of fitness. You need good balance to do just about everything, including walking, getting out of a chair, and leaning over to tie your shoes. Strong muscles and being able to keep yourself steady make all › Read more
  Are you getting enough water? Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of water, so it is crucial for your body to stay well hydrated throughout the day.  Drinking proper fluids such as water are vital for a majority of our bodily functions—it helps with protecting our joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen › Read more
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended for pain relief, increasing range of motion and balancing the body.  From exercising, knots can build up in the myofascial tissue causing restriction of blood flow and improper movements which can lead to dysfunction in the kinetic chain.  Self Myofascial Release (SMR), a.k.a. foam rolling, › Read more
When it comes to burning fat and having that lean muscular look that we strive for, it’s important to have a speedy metabolism, especially as we age. So you may ask, what does metabolism mean? Metabolism (metabolic change) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are: 1) the conversion of food/fuel › Read more
  Before you start your exercise program do you warm up? Warming up and cooling down are just as important if not more important than the actual workout. The more prepared your body is prior to working out, the less likely you are to injure yourself. Warming up increases blood flow. Blood flow is important for › Read more
Injuries are a part of life, whether it is sports related, exercise related, or just an everyday activity. Depending on the type of injury, staying active and doing rehabilitative exercises can play a crucial role in a speedy recovery. If you become injured, you should first uncover the severity of the injury and how it occurred. › Read more
  When it comes to adding lean-dense muscle, there are specific ways to achieve your goals. Muscle does not mean bulk, fat means bulk. Muscle means lean, strength, better function and movement. Regardless if you are a man or woman we all need some lean-dense muscle. Here are some good tips to help you focus › Read more
Exercise Myths There are quite a few myths when it comes to exercise. Learn the real facts about exercise and put these myths to rest so you can stop making excuses and start making solutions. Myth #1. No pain, no gain. Exercising should never hurt and if you are experiencing pain during your workout, you are either › Read more
Jumping rope has been around since 1600 B.C. but has increased in popularity over the years. This low cost exercise equipment provides a great way to build cardiovascular endurance while activating almost every muscle in your body. Burning 10-15 calories per minute, jumping rope is a perfect exercise to lean out and maintain your muscle. Inside or › Read more
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