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I was doing some research this morning for my workouts and was reading about the sandbags. Certainly, not a new apparatus but what a functional one. It incorporates the best of many fitness accessories. It is soft so you can place it on your shoulders, it is pliable so you can throw it, its contents [...]
My legs are one of the first things people notice about me and it is normally because they look strong. Strong legs are a means to get around and make daily living easier. You need to have strong legs if not just for aesthetics then for functionality.
I don’t often use or write about stability balls because the gym I teach at, doesn’t have enough for the Group Ex classes however this week I have been on assignment at several other facilities and found that there are more gyms with stability balls in their Group Ex than have BOSU’s, which are my [...]
Exercise bands are a wonderful tool for your fitness bag. They are lightweight, come in different resistance levels and very portable. Bands can be used for stretching, strengthening and rehabilitation of injury. Here are some innovative band exercises that are new and some not so new to me, so maybe, you will also find something [...]
This week I am working on gathering different exercises for use with different fitness tools. Today I focused on the Body Bar, which is a weighted bar used for all types of exercises. I listed seven exercises below which will incorporate most of the body for a total workout.
You’ve possibly seen a BOSU Balance Trainer. They are blue and dome shaped and look like something a child would find entertaining however you might pass one by and not realize that it is actually made for you. BOSU, which used to be an acronym for “both sides up,” now “both sides utilized” is an [...]
The medicine ball is a versatile tool which although not great for traveling because it is not compact nor is it easy to carry anywhere you go, it does add a dimension to your workouts that no other fitness tool can add. Here are some medicine ball exercises for you to incorporate into your workouts, [...]
Jumping rope is a fantastic cardiovascular workout. It is a big part of a boxers conditioning and if you have seen a boxer, they are FIT. Former tennis champ, Jimmy Connors, used skipping rope as a big part of his conditioning routine. Be sure you wear supportive sneakers like cross-trainers, tennis or basketball shoes while skipping rope. Stay away [...]
I saw this in a magazine and really liked the exercises inthe workout. It can be done as a functional training workout or incorporated into a yoga practice. That’s why I liked it, it has versatility and is actually fun. Some of the groupings have an animal name so as you do it, try to embody that animal. Give this [...]
When was the last time you intentionally ran up and down stairs? I will be doing it tomorrow over at the beach on Sheridan Street at the water tower. The main reason I am running it? Because it’s there; because I can; because it’s tough! You don’t often see people running stairs or doing lunges uphill or running [...]« Previous Entries Next Entries »