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Rock Those Short Summer Shorts

lungesMonday Motivation: ROCK THOSE SHORT SUMMER SHORTS Show your legs some love with this quick workout, and wear shorts with the best accessory: confidence!

The Secret to Awesome Abs

bosumountainclimberMonday Motivation: GOOD POSTURE, EXERCISE AND DIET MAKE GREAT ABS! Nutrition and fitness experts all agree that flat abs are made possible with the combination of good posture, the right exercises, and a healthy diet. Just in time for swimsuit season, here are some tips to get you started: Good posture: Stand tall, don’t slouch. […]

Do Some Down Dogs

yoga stretches to avoid muscle sorenessMonday Motivation: PRACTICING YOGA MAY BE JUST AS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART AS RUNNING OR SWIMMING! Researchers have found that Yoga helps lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol about as well as aerobic exercises! Yoga helps develop strength, balance, and flexibility Yoga can help Reduce Stress Have a hard time slowing down?  Try a […]

When & Why You Should Modify

pushupsmodifiedMonday Motivation: THE FOCUS OF YOUR WORKOUT SHOULD BE FULL RANGE OF MOTION   Use exercise modifications when you need them, such as leaving 1 or 2 knees down during push-ups.  Focus on moving as far as possible in each direction during weight activities. Doing so could increase your muscle strength and size more than if you […]

4 Benefits of Balance Training

Monday Motivation: Incorporate BALANCE TRAINING into your fitness routine! 4 BENEFITS OF BALANCE TRAINING: Improves the communication between your brain and muscles. Helps with muscle isolation (so you can’t “cheat” during your workout). Burns more calories because you’re constantly using stabilizer muscles. Helps with core stabilization - this in turn helps to improve your coordination, athletic […]

Are You Sitting Down? (Stretches for Hip Flexibility)

girlstrechingshoesSitting all day can cause hip and back pain, along with tight hip flexors.  These stretches can help: KNEELING HIP-FLEXOR STRETCH Step into a lunge position, and lower your back knee to the ground. Keep your upper body straight while you tilt your pelvis forward. Hold for one minute, release, and repeat two more times. […]

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HOW TO: Avoid Muscle Soreness

yoga stretches to avoid muscle sorenessSTART SLOW - Whether you’re new to exercise or just took a few days off, ease into it to keep your muscle fibers happy. HYDRATE - This is your body’s first defense against soreness and most illnesses.  Sip water throughout the day, then 32oz more for each hour of exercise. POST-WORKOUT FUEL – Help speed up the recovery process with a nutritious protein-filled […]

5 Ways to BOOST Your BOOTY

In the new “I’m Doing This for ME!” class, members are requesting mostly CORE and BUTT exercises. Try these 5 exercises to shape & tone your backside:   SQUAT – Squats are fantastic because they work the entire lower body and really rev your metabolism. If squats bug your knees, click here! KICKBACK (see image above) Add resistance bands or […]

5 Fit Tips for Beginners

New to exercise?  Here are some tips to help get you started: START LOW & SLOW.  Begin working out 2 days a week, using light weights.  Gradually work up to exercising several days a week. STRETCH.  After your muscles are warm, holding stretches can increase flexibility and help prevent injuries. MIX IT UP.  For best results, your body needs cardio, […]
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