Tag: Plank

  • Workout Wednesday

    7-Minute Mood Boost Workout Do you only have 10 minutes to exercise? Do you need a quick movement break? Avoid the “3PM slump” and rush for caffeine! Get up, hit the timer, and move your body through each of these exercises! Ready… Set…  Go! Warm up with a few dynamic stretches and movements such as, arm […]

  • Workout Wednesday

    5-Minute Mood-Booster Workout No equipment needed! Do anywhere: home, gym, office, park, beach, track or sports field! Do anytime: morning, afternoon or night! No excuses. Ready… Set… Go! 1-Minute: Cardiovascular Warm-Up such as, dance, jumping jacks, squat jumps, or stair climbs. 30-Seconds of Each Exercise: Body-Weight Squats Push-Ups Alternating Reverse Lunges Tricep Dips (on a step, […]

  • 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 straight and hands on thighs. Inhale. Exhaling while you engage your core and  slowly sit […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Fun Friday Circuit …Make it happen! No regrets! WARM-UP Jogging in place:  1 minute Butt Kicks:  1 minute – 30 seconds (slow tempo), 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch, Diagonal: 1 minute – 30 seconds each side Ice Skaters: 1 minute Regression: Perform side steps or curtsy lunge Progression: Add hop with back foot […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Have you ever bent over to pick up an item off of the floor and… ouch!… injured your low back? I will teach you core strengthening exercises designed to increase your mind-body connection, firm your midsection, and prevent injury. The core musculature is your body’s foundation, similar to the foundation of a house. All (arm and leg) movement needs […]

  • Weekend Tabata Drill

    How will you get your fitness on this weekend? How about sweating through a Tabata Circuit for your workout? Power through the drill below, or apply the Tabata style to your own drill! The Basics: 20 Seconds Hard Work – 10 Seconds Active Recovery – 8 Sets 5 – 10 Minute Warm-Up – Hydrate – Foam Roll – Stretch Round […]

  • 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.  This type of training is a critical component to an exercise program in order to […]

  • 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 you engage these muscles? Place two (2) fingers on your  front hip bone (ASIS, Anterior Superior Iliac […]

  • Build Your Foundation – Target Your Core!

    “Ab” exercises are out, Core exercises are in Strengthening your core musculature will help you reach your goal of a flatter, toned midsection and reduce low back pain. What is the “core”? Structures that form the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC), which include:  lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, abdomen, and hip joint. What muscles make up the “core”? Local Stabilization System:  Muscles attach […]

  • Smart Play: Part 2

    Do you need to increase your fitness motivation? Engage in Smart Play today! To perform smart play follow three (3) simple rules: Exercises must be easy to understand:  Be able to explain each exercise in 30 seconds or less. The duration of each exercise must take only 90 seconds to 2 minutes to complete:  High intensity and short duration exercises combat […]