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Fit Tip: Low Impact Love!

 
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Monday Morning Fit Tip:

GIVE LOW-IMPACT EXERCISES SOME LOVE!

WATER ZUMBA

Research suggests that low-impact activities are just as effective as high-impact exercises in lowering the risk of heart disease; while putting less stress on your joints!  Try mixing one (or more) of these low-impact exercises into your workout schedule:

 

  1. Walking – to mix it up, take advantage of hills or weighted ankle wraps!
    new helix machine
  2. Rowing Machine – this is an intense & fun way to workout your arms, back, legs and core!
  3. Helix Trainer – this new machine gives great results to the entire lower body – as well as being a wonderful cardio workout!
  4. Strength Training – try squats, lunges or supermans!  Need help?  Try a class!
  5. Water Aerobics – the resistance of the water makes the workout feel far more intense, while the water cushions you from the impact!
  6. Pilates – improve your flexibility, posture, and abdominal strength while decreasing back, neck and joint pain!
  7. Elliptical – boost your heart rate (burn fat!) while working the upper and lower body at the same time.
  8. Yoga – develop your flexibility, strength, and balance then relax!
  9. TRX – TRX moves target different parts of your body while burning fat = an amazing total body workout for all levels!  See club for class schedule.

Go low-impact and enjoy the amazing weather, too!  Summer is great for kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, and swimming!  Share your favorite low-impact exercise below!

Image credits:

aqua zumba http://flhfc.com/temp.htm

helix machine http://www.fbespa.com/blog/fitness/what-is-the-helix-lateral-trainer/

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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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