Tag Archives: Plank

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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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 – … 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 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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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Smart Play: Part 1

Do you need a increase in 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 … Continue reading

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Got Core?

3 Moves to Increase Your Core Strength Shared by Olympic athlete, Gracie Gold Plank Rotations In a side-lying position, place your bottom elbow on the apex of a BOSU ball (ball side) and hold a light dumbbell (3 lbs. – 5 lbs.) … Continue reading

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