Exercise of the Month: Squat to Hamstring Stretch

Stand tall with your feet wider that hip-width apart. Bend forward at the waist to grab your toes with your hands. Drop down into a deep squat while keeping your arms straight, elbows inside your knees, back flat, and chest up. While holding your toes, raise your hips back and straighten… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Base Rotations

To complete this exercise, follow these steps: Stand in a ready position with your knees bent and hips back. Keeping your chest facing straight ahead, rapidly jump slightly off the floor and rotate your hips to the right as you move your arms to the left. Land and immediately jump… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Stiff Leg Deadlift – Single Arm, Single Leg with Dumbbell

Stand with your knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in one hand. Hinge forward at the waist and fully extend the opposite leg out to the rear, lowering the dumbbell towards your shin. Keep your back straight and do not allow your body to rotate. Contract your gluteus and hamstrings… Read More

Exercise and Inflammation: What You Need to Know

Inflammation has been a hot button topic in the health/wellness/fitness world lately, and I’ve had questions about it both professionally and personally. Inflammation to me is a broad term that can be both okay and problematic. I wanted to touch on when exercise caused inflammation is okay and is part… Read More

Medicine Ball Backward Throw

Stand in the power stance facing away from the wall with the ball held in front of you at waist height. Commence the movement by rotating to one side and releasing the ball with enough force to rebound back at the same height. Catch the ball on the rebound and… Read More

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

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