Joint Mobility – Use It, or Lose it!

A good level of joint mobility allows a person to perform movements without restriction, while a person with good flexibility may not have the strength, coordination, or balance to execute the same movement. A good point to remember is good flexibility does not always denote good mobility. Continue reading Joint Mobility – Use It, or Lose it!

The 7 Assessments of a Functional Movement Screen

The first installment regarding functional movement exercises espoused some benefits of this type of fitness training. In this installment, the focus will be on how the 7 assessments of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can help you figure out where to begin. Continue reading The 7 Assessments of a Functional Movement Screen

The Importance of Functional Movement

In most things we learn, we often hear experts saying that you have to start from the beginning by learning the fundamentals. Exercise is no exception. Learning functional movements will have you using multiple muscles with each move and will minimize your risk of injury as you train. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a beginner, or an older adult, you will reap the benefits of taking exercise back to the basics with functional movement training. Functional movement focuses on training movement patterns, rather than isolating individual muscles. Below are some of the many benefits of this type of training. Continue reading The Importance of Functional Movement

Do You Have Good Balance?

Jordan Meyer, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor at Elite Sports Club-North Shore

Most people believe their balance is adequate at the worst because their balance isn’t really tested on a daily basis. After all, if you don’t fall down randomly how would you know if you have bad balance? Try this: stand on one leg for 30 seconds with the other leg suspended in the air in front of you, getting your foot as high off the ground as you can. Now try with your other leg. How much did you wobble or have to touch the ground with your raised foot? If you were shaking around like you had your own personal earthquake under your foot, you probably need some balance training. Continue reading Do You Have Good Balance?