Tag Archives: Core

Spook-tacular Workout

“Halloween” is no excuse to pass on today’s workout! Plus, you will feel better after indulging in a bite-size Snicker bar or two later on! 8 Exercises to Get Your Vampire-blood Flowing Mummy Sit-Ups: 45 seconds Start: Lie on your back with legs … Continue reading

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Tone Up Tuesday

Wake Up, Tone Up, and S–T–R–E–T–C–H Your Muscles! Are your muscles tight? Is your posture poor? Does your body ache all around? Try this Yoga Sequence to stretch your muscles, tone your core,  feel and look GOOD!

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Tone Up Tuesday

Are you bored from your current work out routine? Do you need a new exercise to spice up your next gym power hour? How about adding an exercise that will tone your muscles and prevent injury? Perform a Dead Lift! Dead Lifts: Can be performed in varying … Continue reading

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Fierce Fall Challenge #8

Have you completed each challenge the past 7 weeks? Complete the final challenge today and win a free E-book: 5 Quick, Healthy Meals for the Week! Details: Submit a video performing each exercise.  All 8 fitness challenges must be included to qualify.  Email videos … Continue reading

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Fierce Fall Challenge #7

8 weeks  –  1 fitness challenge each week CHALLENGE #7 Plank Jacks   Align your elbows under shoulders, pull belly button in towards your spine, and go! Regress? Perform exercise one leg at a time, alternating, and at slower pace. If you … Continue reading

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Fierce Fall Challenge #6

8 weeks  –  1 fitness challenge each week CHALLENGE #6 In light of Halloween, I have a spooky challenge  for you! Frankenstein Walk 10 steps in each direction x 3 Spider Plank 10 repetitions on each side x 3 Regress? Place your elbows … Continue reading

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Quick, Efficient Workout

“I don’t have any time to exercise.” “I should do weights.” “I’ll do weights tomorrow.” Do these statements sound like you? There are no excuses! Here are 3 Compound Exercises, working your whole body – 1… 2… 3… Done! Short, … Continue reading

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Resistance Training Exercises: Beginner-Intermediate Level

I recently completed a Continuing Education Course (CEC) for my Spin Instructor Certification.  You might expect this course to be about cardiovascular fitness, however this course focused on resistance training.   The course examined how to apply resistance training to the Spinning program. … Continue reading

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Core Exercises: Part 2

Global Stabilization System Muscles attach from the pelvis to the spine. Main responsibility:  Transfer weight between the upper body and lower body Additional responsibilities:  Stability between the pelvis and spine, increasing stabilization of the core during functional movements Muscles, include: … Continue reading

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Core Exercises: Part 1

Local Stabilization System Muscles that attach directly to your vertebrae (spine). Main responsibility:  Intervertebral stability and intersegmental stability…. Stabilize the spine! Additional responsibilities:  Proprioception and postural control Muscles, include: Transverse Abdominis, Internal Obliques, Lumbar Multifidus, Diaphragm, Pelvic Floor How do … Continue reading

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