Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness  is training the body for real-life movements or activities of daily living (ADL’s). Reaching, squatting, pulling, and lifting are made easier when functional fitness is integrated into your exercise routine. Benefits of Functional Fitness: Strength — Building and maintaining muscle strength and function. Flexibility — Keeping joints and muscles supple and moving with ease. Endurance — Sustaining movement that improves cardiovascularContinue reading “Functional Fitness”

Toning vs. Bulking

Toning and Bulking are different physical goals when you’re working out. Do you want your body to be toned and tight? Or do you want to increase muscle size and be tight and sculpted? Toning is reducing the appearance of body fat by tightening up the muscles and giving them shape. The formula for toningContinue reading “Toning vs. Bulking”

In-Home Gym

Renew or not renew your gym membership after Covid-19? The fitness industry is wrestling on how to safely service its members and remain profitable. Until there’s a vaccine it’s possible that people will not return to the gyms anytime soon. The reality is no one knows how or when this pandemic will end. Fortunately, takingContinue reading “In-Home Gym”

Restructuring

I received a legal notice from a prominent fitness organization that filed Chapter 11- Bankruptcy. Its opening statement: “I am writing to share a quick update with you about our financial restructuring, which will allow us to make our company stronger and improve our fitness offerings to best serve our members.” As I read theContinue reading “Restructuring”

Create a Self-Care Plan

In this Covid-19 era, creating and adhering to a self-care plan has become critical for overall health. A self-care plan are specific activities you will do to improve your physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. The right self–care plan can reduce stress, anxiety, improve moods and keep you healthy for the long term. Identify activities that support yourContinue reading “Create a Self-Care Plan”

It’s All About The Shoes!

Proper shoes are important for optimal performance during exercise. Improper footwear can result in injury, instability, foot pain, backaches and other issues. There’s no universal shoe to accommodate all physical activities. Running shoes are designed to support forward movement and to cushion the impact of striking the pavement with every stride. Cross-Trainers are designed toContinue reading “It’s All About The Shoes!”

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