Erin Waldner, Cycle Town, South Shore Athletic Club
CK Fitness Editor
Erin has been teaching in the fitness industry since 2008, having certifications in group fitness, yoga, Crossfit and spinning. She currently is a spin instructor at Cycletown studio in Hingham and a fitness instructor at South Shore Athletic Club, teaching muscle and core fusion classes. You can also find her leading online fitness & nutrition challenges through her Warriors in FITness group on Facebook and Instagram. She uses her fitness platform to encourage mind/body wellness and overall health for all ages.
With back-to-school schedules in full swing, it can be tricky to find time to make it to the gym or your favorite local class. Here is a quick routine that will help you break a sweat - even if you only have 5 minutes to spare.
Whether you are looking to try a new workout - or just looking forward to re-starting your go-to fitness routine now that the lazy days of summer are winding down - chances are, your kicks could use a refresh.
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.
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)?
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.