Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Whether you are an aspiring bodybuilder or want to improve overall fitness, there are six basic movement patterns we all use that makes understanding strength training simple. It is these foundational movement patterns that are the backbone to all strength exercises. Continue reading Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Try These Fun Spring Outdoor Exercise Ideas!

I spend a lot of time in the gym working out, both by teaching classes, and training clients in groups and individually. Sometimes you just need a break from the indoor routine, and this is the perfect time to try these fun spring outdoor exercise ideas! I like to do these one set at a time, running from one to the other in between, for a good interval workout. Here are some of my favorites:

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Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

Agility training isn’t just for the hardcore professional athlete. It’s for anyone who is looking for improvement in speed, adaptability on your feet, balance, coordination, reflexes, and neuromuscular awareness. Continue reading Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

Why Do Water Aerobics?

There are many stereotypes regarding water aerobics classes. Many assume this particular type of class is really meant for seniors. Others would prefer to just swim laps in the pool. Then there’s the majority of the population who never step foot in the pool unless it involves a floatie and a cool beverage, or just to goof around with the kids. But, you shouldn’t totally write off water aerobics, and here’s why. Continue reading Why Do Water Aerobics?

Why Heart Rate Monitoring Matters

Every week, I train folks and teach classes, and the question pops up about heart rate. What is the proper heart rate range, and what does it mean? It can be confusing to try to understand the ins and outs of heart rate monitoring, and why it matters to your exercise routine. Continue reading Why Heart Rate Monitoring Matters