Tag: Stability Ball

  • Workout Wednesday

    The glutes are important muscles of the hips. They set the foundation for proper pelvic alignment and they promote the key movements of hip extension and external rotation. To get the most out of your glute workouts, be sure to include double-leg, single-leg and power movements to your routine. — Sabrena Jo, ACE-Certified Personal Trainer Glute-building […]

  • Weekend Warrior Challenge

    Challenge #2 Strength Training TOTAL BODY:  Ball Squat, Curl to Press Regression: Omit upper body movement Progression: Increase weight by 5 lbs. 2 sets; 12 repetitions; slow tempo; 0-60 seconds rest CHEST:  Ball Two-Arm Dumbbell Chest Press Regression:  Perform on floor mat Progression: One-Arm, alternating 2 sets; 12 repetitions; slow tempo; 0-60 seconds rest BACK: […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Are you looking for a quick activity to restore your mind, body, and spirit from the craziness of this week? Power through today’s Core Circuit: 15-Minutes Do it for you! WARM-UP (2x) Jog in place: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks: 30 seconds Wide Squats: 30 seconds Butt Kicks: 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch: 30 seconds (slow tempo) […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Work Your Core and more! WARM-UP Jumping Rope: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks: 30 seconds Ice Skaters: 1 minute Regression: Perform side steps or curtsy lunge Progression: Add hop with back foot off floor Butt Kicks: 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch: 30 seconds (slow tempo) Alternating Groiner (dynamic stretch): 5 – 10 repetitions with 1 – 2 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 and forearms on mat. Progress? Place your hands on a BOSU or Stability Ball. H […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas Major, External Oblique, portions of Internal Oblique, Rectus Abdominis, Gluteus Medius, Adductor […]

  • 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 […]

  • Exercise Session #9

    Phase 1:  Corrective Flexibility & Stabilization Endurance Warm-Up Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius/Soleus), Tensor Fascia Latae, Adductors, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Latissimus Dorsi Gently foam roll each muscle group until tight (sore) region is felt, and then press and hold foam roller on this region for 30 seconds Static Stretching Static Gastrocnemius Stretch, Static Adductor Stretch, […]