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.
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.
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.
what every kid needs is someone to hold them accountable and someone to be a positive athletic force. Kids naturally love to exercise. Some maybe more than others, but it boils down to helping these kids gain confidence thru strength and agility training.
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?
In the spring we see these two typical tween/teen painful diseases pop up prolifically because spring sports are in full gear! But, good news is on the way - they do grow out of it.
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.
The term “core” is thrown around so much in the fitness community - ”tighten your core, engage your core, work the core”. But, what does it really mean to work your core and how important is it in your fitness routine (and what exactly is the core)?
If you are in a fitness funk, the New Year is a perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Try a new studio or instructor and make your fitness world a little bit bigger.
The feeling that you get from foam rolling is similar to a deep tissue massage - and massage helps avoid injury during exercise. So, if you can’t get to the massage therapist on a regular basis, foam rolling will do the trick to release pressure upon the muscle.