Re-entry Training: How to Get Back to the Gym Without Hurting Yourself

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Let’s face it. Even the fittest among us has been there… stuck in that uncomfortable neverland of missed workouts, where resuming a weight training routine grows increasingly daunting with every missed day. For some, even a visit to the dentist holds more appeal than starting back at […]

Functional Strength Training For Everyday Mid-Lifers – Like Me!

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With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming  information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to […]

Bones For Life

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(This article was originally published in May, 2010.) I consider myself very lucky. A few days ago while running with Louie, my adorable little Boston Terrier, I took a nasty and what could have been a devastating fall on the pavement. Somehow, Louie got tangled between my feet and with tremendous momentum I was suddenly […]

Monday Morning Moves For 10

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Here is a guaranteed great start to your day Get up! (count to 10) Stand up! (slowly count to 10) Reach Your Arms Up And STRETCH (count to 10) Hang Over Your Legs (like a rag doll & count to 10) Roll Back UP, REACH & STRETCH (count to 10) Repeat numbers 3, 4 & […]

The Best Strength Training for Women

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You may be missing out on the best body shaper exercises out there! Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet–in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 […]

May-ed For Fitness – Mind Your Manners And Your Posture!

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You may be headed for the wedding aisle or the grocery aisle, either way, good posture is a must! Here is how we practice… Back to old school! Get your good posture on by balancing a book on top of your head. Walk a long hallway several times, with turns. Keep your eyes looking straight […]

Week 2 – Celebrate Your Strength: Take The Stairs Everyday!

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Not only does exercise strengthen our muscles and our heart, protect our body from injury, illness, disease and premature aging, but exercise also helps build our self esteem and confidence. Regular exercise will help you like – even love yourself! Science has proven that when we strengthen our muscles and joints by exercising regularly, we […]

18 Minute Minimalist Exercises

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I used to be horribly out of shape A couple years ago, I couldn’t do a single push-up, I certainly couldn’t do a pull-up, I didn’t exercise at all. Or, when I did exercise, it was sporadic, it never lasted more than a few days before I gave up. Sound familiar? Even after losing 70 […]

Take a Load Off, Or Should You?

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We often shy away from weight bearing exercise – that is, applying an opposing force that muscles must strain against – because, let’s face it, they’re difficult. Who wants to spend time in plank without some heavy encouragement? It pays to change our relationship with load bearing exercise however, as it can play an important […]

“Personal Trainers” Getting Pumped For Spring!

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The snow is beginning to melt, that orange globe in the sky, formerly known as the sun, has begun to shine once again, and we are all tentatively reentering society like the Munchkins after the Wicked Witch of the East was killed by the house. It’s that yearly ritual known as spring. Along with spring […]