Core work shouldn’t make your neck hurt

Picture this: you’re lying on the mat, aiming to reach your goal for crunches, you’re pumping them out fairly quickly and you think your form is pretty good… But even though you’re protecting  your head/neck, you’re feeling the strain… Cues for the Perfect Crunch A common complaint I hear from clients is their neck hurts during ab work. Some cues that can help put the focus where it needs to be in a crunch so …

vertical water training

A New Way to Train in Water

Vertical Water Training… Have you ever heard of it? Got an idea what it could be? I had some ideas but I was in for something new to pique my interest and a new way to challenge my body while adding some variety to the everyday same ol’. If you were like me, I knew training in the water was good for your joints and people who suffer with arthritis but, honestly, I knew little …

Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

All Pain is not Bad

Pain is something that we all experience, regardless of our age. Young, elderly, middle-aged or retired – our gut reaction to pain is that we want it to stop. (Have you ever heard the saying about the patient who told the doctor, “When I do this, it hurts,” and the doctor replied, “Then don’t do that!”?) People used to be told to rest if they were in pain; but the problem with that is if …

Eliminate Back Pain With a Strong, Beautiful Back

Did you know one of the most common reasons people take time off from work is because of back pain? What else are you missing out on if your back muscles and ligaments cause so much pain and discomfort that it impacts your day-to-day activities? Want to learn how you can eliminate back pain and gain a strong beautiful back?

Abs Are Made In the Kitchen

Most people think abs are made on the floor by performing countless sit-ups. While doing all that crunching and squeezing are good exercises that create a strong and thick rectus abdominis muscle, it’s impossible to have that coveted six-pack, flat-tummy result if you’re carrying too much body fat. There are two steps to getting those great abs, and while you do need to do exercises that strengthen and build all of the muscles in your …

A Good workout consists of…

A Good workout consists of 5 components. Planning your workouts will take practice in the beginning but once you learn the concept you will always know what you need to do in your next workout to reach your goals.  Just winging it will see you frustrated at the lack of results and have you quitting before you’ve actually begun.

Push-ups: Should you be doing them?

Push-ups are one of the best exercises for the person just learning right through to the advanced person who has been training for years. There are so many variations that use different muscles that you will never get bored or run out of ways to progress them to keep you challenged. Push-ups are one of the greatest whole body exercises that should definitely be your go-to exercise for any workout. With that being said, for …