The holidays and the New Year are approaching and it is time to get back to the basic elements of torching fat and getting lean—if that is your goal!  Caloric expenditure occurs where and when the body determines this will happen and is tied to your genetic pre-disposition and how efficiently you train.  However, training…

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(Second in a three-part series) We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within your current program.  Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we…

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As the days shorten and the kids return to school, it is time to get ready for your fall fitness program.  If you have not been adhering to your regular fitness program this summer or have not integrated fitness into your lifestyle, this is the time to do it.  Get serious and focused. What separates…

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Last week the “teamwork circuit” design was highlighted. This week, each circuit details will be featured.  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Exercise station details Circuit #1              Performed with a kettlebell – all train the quadriceps/hamstrings/glutes and nose to toes core. Station #1             Squat/Swings – 1 moderate k/b –…

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There are dozens of circuit training designs available to fit just about any fitness level.  And, the “team work circuit” that is highlighted this week is one of those designs which features three, teams of two clients performing three, 3-station circuits.  It is fun to work in teams, creative and challenging and takes approximately 20…

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While there is no one exercise that does it all, there certainly are excellent exercises which create compound/functional movements, requiring engagement of dozens of muscles/muscle groups working across all three planes of the body. The exercise featured below does all of that and more. However, bear in mind the following tips: Your body requires enough…

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The top ten corrective exercise cues that we give daily, while not exhaustive because there are dozens of cues for every exercise, are essential for just about every exercise possible.  These ten cues may place the body into an optimal position so that the client receives the best possible outcome, both for safety and effectiveness. …

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The triceps brachii is a major upper, posterior arm muscle that creates elbow extension and because of its attachment to the scapula, it may also assist in arm extension and adduction.  The triceps create movement and stabilization of the elbow/shoulder joint and should be an integral part of your training regimen.  Highlighted this week are…

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Think of an obstacle course and you may have visions of military training or some celebrity athlete competition.  However, obstacle courses are simply that—a course which creates obstacles to challenge every age and fitness level.  The fun aspect to an obstacle course is that it “feels” like you are playing, even if it is physically…

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