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Archive for June 2015

N.E.A.T. – Nonexercise Activity Thermogensis

According to a recent article by Joy Keller and Judy Meyer published in the May 2015 issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal, James A. Levine, MD, PhD, endocrinology fellow at the Mayo Clinic is encouraging people to incorporate N.E.A.T (nonexercise activity thermogenesis aka incidental movements) back into their lives. Activities such as walking to and…

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Proper fitness floor etiquette

What is fitness floor etiquette? It is respecting the equipment, the fellow members utilizing the equipment and following the rules of the road for that specific fitness facility. The etiquette should be clearly outlined in the member handbook and in some cases, specific guidelines are posted to remind each individual what they need to do…

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Hanging Leg Raises – A Great Core Exercise

The hanging leg raise is an excellent core exercise. While not for everyone, particularly those who present with significant shoulder stability issues, or those who have not reached this level of core strength progression, hanging leg raises are a very effective exercise that strengthens the core. Keep in mind that the core is basically everything…

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What to do when you fall off the fitness track

It happens to just about everyone at some point in their fitness journey: They fall off track due to the challenges that life has thrown at them and then it is very challenging to get back on track. Obviously, serious illnesses, either to yourself or someone close to you, loss of a loved one, relocation…

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