Tag: Squat

  • CORE Fit Friday

    It is Friday at last! Round up your friends, family, or coworkers and gather in an open space… Release this week’s stress, tone your core, build lower and upper body strength, and have fun! WARM-UP (2x) Jog in place: 30 seconds Cross-Jacks: 30 seconds Ice Skaters: 30 seconds Forward-Backward Hops with Wide Stance: 30 seconds Wide […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tone Up Tuesday

    How well do you S-Q-U-A-T? Do your feet flatten and/or knees move inward? Does your low back over arch? Do you lean forward excessively? SQUAT:  How to Correct Muscle Imbalances Feet Turn Out Overactive (Tight) Muscles Soleus Lateral Gastrocnemius Biceps Femoris (short head) Underactive (Weak) Muscles Medial Gastrocnemius Medial Hamstrings Gracilis Sartorius Popliteus Flexibility Exercises (SMR –> […]

  • Fit Friday

    My night at “The Bar” – How will you be active this weekend?

  • Fit Friday

    Are you happy with your butt? Do you wish your butt was rounder, fuller, or more firm? While a nice-looking rear end may boost confidence, it is not all about outer beauty – More importantly, your butt muscles aid with balance and prevent injury. Your Butt Gluteals, or “Glutes” How do I work it? Here’s how! Mule Kick with Resistance […]

  • Just Squat!

    It’s Wednesday night… You made it to the gym –   Congrats! But, now what?  When it doubt… SQUAT! Front Squat, Barbell Squat, Dumbbell Squat, Single-Leg Squat, Jump Squat…                   the list goes on! There are many variations to the basic squat keeping you motivated to power through each […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 exercise must take only 90 seconds to 2 minutes to complete:  High intensity and short […]

  • Exercise Session #20

    What is your fitness goal this year? More strength and core training? More cardio? Engage in a Spinning program? Participate in Cross Fit? Or, just join a gym? Regardless of your goal, try this mixed exercise circuit! For fitness beginners, it will give you an idea of your likes, dislikes, and overall fitness level  –  What […]