Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

You’ve Had a Back Attack. Now What?

YOU LIFTED a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your back is excruciating.  So what to do? First, some reassurance. Though a back injury can knock you out of commission, a vast majority of people feel much[…]

Ads Drive Testosterone Therapy, But Is That A Good Thing?

March 27, 2017  By: Mike Francis “I have low testosterone. There, I said it.  “How did I know? Well, I didn’t really. See, I figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive. But when I started losing energy and became moody, that’s when I had an honest conversation with my doctor. We discussed all the symptoms,[…]

Concussion Syndrome (CTE): Should My Child Play Sports?

This is a question that a lot of parents are asking themselves. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been found during autopsies of people who have suffered from symptoms such as memory loss, depression, anger, and early death. A concussion develops when the brain impacts the skull and thus damages and kills off neurons. This can happen[…]

How to Calculate Your Anaerobic Threshold

KAELYN RILEY · JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 With a few simple steps, you can determine the optimal level of intensity for your workouts.  Many gym-goers naturally gravitate toward moderate-intensity cardio sessions, assuming they’re working hard enough to see results. But you’re probably not getting the most out of your workout if you’re not monitoring your heart rate and considering your[…]

An Alternative To Sugary Sports Drinks

The good weather has started, so some of us are starting to get more active, whether playing sports, training, or hiking in the great outdoors. Make the natural sports drink recipe below and keep it with you whenever you need to rehydrate! Unfortunately, athletes are often dehydrated, lacking proper mineral balance, and their electrolytes are depleted.[…]

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say. The study findings suggest that “exercise doesn’t have to be tremendously hard for you to see health benefits[…]

Do You Need a Rest Day?

Written by Emily Schromm   Want to hit your goals? The key to results is in proper recovery. When you’re motivated to hit a goal, it can be easy to go to extremes. Let’s be honest: you’re either all in, or all out. That’s how many of us operate, especially when we’re in the zone, on[…]

6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

If your health, fitness, or body composition goals involve fat-burning or losing weight, after working on your nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on fitness routines tailored to those goals. In most cases this means regular workouts that involve exercises that burn calories and build muscle. Most people immediately associate cardio with calorie-burning, and[…]

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

Markham Heid Feb 01, 2017 After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly rolling different parts of the body over a tube; it’s thought to improve athletic performance and flexibility, reduce workout-related soreness, slash recovery time and knock out[…]