How To Avoid A Summer Fitness Slump

The idea that we can maintain our normal fitness routine when our summer routine is anything but normal, is straight crazy-talk. This perspective is what typically sets us up to fail. If you can allow yourself to be realistic and flexible, then you can indeed find a way to balance all the fun and at least some fitness this summer. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

2019-07-08T10:56:45+00:00By |Be Strong, Guest Author|

Rest Days (and, why you need them!)

Resting your body has value. It makes you stronger, because it allows the muscles that you have broken down to heal and recover. It is the rest that also allows you to recover so you can be strong, and thereby handle the increased weight, increased number of sets and increased reps needed to move forward with your fitness level.

2019-06-26T18:25:18+00:00By |Be Strong, Erin Waldner|

5 Benefits of HIIT Training

High- intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of interval training – a cardiovascular exercise program that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. Incorporating exercise into our busy lives is hard enough, with HIIT workouts – you don’t need a lot of time.

2019-04-08T10:39:20+00:00By |Be Strong, Erin Waldner|

Fitness Seasons – If Athletes Can Have Them, So Can You

If you do the same thing for too long you’re prone to injury, burnout, and plateau. You can’t be at your best all year round. Whenever you find yourself in a fitness rut, why not declare one “fitness season” to be over, and start up a new one?

2019-03-25T11:03:53+00:00By |Be Strong, Guest Author|

Listen to Your Whisper Muscles

Whisper muscles. Each of us has them. We also have talking muscles and shouting muscles, but as a Pilates Instructor I tend to pay extra attention to the quiet ones that are often under-utilized, and therefore wreaking havoc on bodies in the form of muscular compensation, imbalances, and, in many cases, pain.

2019-02-19T12:45:33+00:00By |Be Strong, Guest Author|