Category: Fitness Assessment

  • Workout Wednesday

    When I think of the numbers, 2020, “perfect vision”  first comes to mind… But, the year, 2020, has been far from “perfect”… It is a crazy time! With more people working from home, changing their lifestyles, and starting to embrace imperfection, virtual workouts are on the rise. Aaptiv is a leading provider of premium digital health and wellness […]

  • Motivation Monday

    With the gym closures nationwide, are you experiencing “Spin withdrawals”? Do you miss snapping your SPD clips into the pedals of a Spin bike? Are you seeking other ways to maintain your cardiovascular endurance? As a Certified Spin Instructor, I answered a definite YES to all questions! I hate running… I am not a runner…  […]

  • Injury: Prevent Before Invent

    Don’t invent a new musculoskeletal injury – Prevent it. Perform the following exercises at your desk to prevent discomfort and injury. Long, stressed hours at your desk can create tight muscles, stiff joints, and decrease circulation. These exercises will relax muscles, increase joint range of motion, and improve circulation.   Bottom Line: Practice each exercise 3 times (unless otherwise stated) and feel better […]

  • I Got Taped!

    Rock Taped, that is! Do you experience shoulder, hip, low back, or knee pain? Do you need to improve your posture? Rock Tape is the answer! Rock Tape: Decreases pain Improves circulation, allowing more nutrients to reach the sore region speeding the recovery process Increases awareness, or “tapes the brain” by cuing the muscle Why is Rock […]

  • Poll: Exercise Barriers

    What is your exercise barrier? Submit your answer below, and I will provide a solution next Friday. Stayed tuned!

  • Poll: Exercise Barriers

    What is your exercise barrier? Submit your answer below, and I will provide a solution next Friday. Stayed tuned!

  • Test Your Posture: Part 3

    The last post of this three part series will cover your shoulder complex and upper body positioning.  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle imbalances.  Arms Fall Forward Overactive (tight) Muscles Latissimus Dorsi: O –  T7-T12, Iliac Crest (pelvis), Thoracolumbar […]

  • Test Your Posture: Part 2

    The second post of this three part series will cover your low back and hip positioning, also known as the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC).  I will discuss the three common postural distortions observed in my clients, and recommend flexibility and strengthening exercises to combat these asymmetries, or muscle imbalances.  Excessive Forward Lean Overactive (tight) Muscles Soleus: O […]

  • Test Your Posture: Part 1

    Sit up straight! Stand up straight! Shoulders back!  Chest out! Abs in! You have learned the importance of good posture since you were a kid.  But, how do you assess your posture? “Do I have good posture?”  “Do I have poor posture?” “How do I improve my posture?” Your questions will be answered in this Test Your Posture […]