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Back Extension on Swiss Ball

1) Lie down with your upper thighs and pelvis over a fitness ball. If needed, use a partner to hold your feet on the floor. 2) Place your hands behind your head and move down slowly bending from your trunk. 3) Return back upright until your shoulders, hips, knees and… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Squat Jump

Start position is standing with the feet shoulder width apart. Lower into a squat with the knees aligned over the toes. The heels should be on the floor with the back straight and the head upright, eyes looking forward. Leap upwards out of the squat by swinging your arms behind… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Place your back foot on a box or bench and step the front foot forward into a staggered stance, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Initiate the movement by flexing at the hips, knees and ankles until your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Your back must remain straight… Read More

Top 5 Ways to Get Back to The Gym This Fall

I’ve noticed that parking at my gym in the mornings has become a bit more of challenge the last couple weeks.  The weather is cooling off, school has started, and people are finding their way back to the gym.  Indoor exercise always seems to pick up in the fall. Where… Read More

What No One Tells You About Exercise Plans

Recently on a trip to my hometown, I did a very unscientific survey of some of the most common limitations to exercise.  I asked people at a street fair some of the biggest barriers that they experienced with physical activity and I came up with the following list: I don’t… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Plank One Arm Row

Strengthen your core with this do-it-at-home plank exercise! Get into a press up position Keeping a straight line from your head to your feet, lift your arm up and down, moving your elbow towards the ceiling. There will be a slight rotation in your torso. Pause, then slowly return to the… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Triceps Dips

If you want to tone your arms this summer, try this basic body weight exercise. This can be done anywhere, either at the gym, home, or a motel room. Sit on a chair. Move your hips off the chair edge with your hands supporting your weight. You will need to… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Cable Woodchops

This is a great explosive exercise that will help develop strength and power in your chest, core, and shoulders. Ensure the pulley is at shoulder height with a handle attached. Stand sideways to the cable machine and grasp the handle with both hands. Take the strain of the weight and… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Hip Extension with Barbell

This exercise is a fantastic way to get those hamstrings and glutes ready for summer! Lie face up on a bench holding a barbell on your hips, with a wide grip.  Only your shoulders should be on the bench and your hips should be parallel to the ground. Lower your… Read More

Happy Bike Month! Ride Your Bike to Work

It’s that time of the year again! Happy Bike Month! Ride your Bike to Work Week is from May 14-18. The official day for ride your Bike to Work Day is the 18th. Did you know? About 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than 2-5 miles, according… Read More

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