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Posts by Jackie Wright

Stability and Balance

In Basic Biomechanics, Susan Hall (2003) defines stability as “resistance to both angular and linear acceleration, or resistance to disruption of equilibrium”.  Balance, however, she defines as “the ability to control equilibrium.”  Or, “the process of maintaining the center of gravity within the body’s base of support within a given sensory environment”. Therefore, there is…

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Plyo Box Height Protocols

Plyo boxes are valuable fitness tools.  We utilize boxes for a plethora of purposes including the intended use which is to jump up onto the boxes promoting plyometric/power training or stepping onto the box concentrating on muscular strength training for the lower body and nose to toes core.  If the use is for plyometric jumps,…

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Tips on Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness

As we enter 2020, you may be one of millions of Americans that have decided to integrate fitness into their lives which is one of the best life-changing decisions that you will ever make.  And, as you begin this process, you should prepare to experience delayed onset of muscle soreness (i.e. DOMS).  This, soreness is…

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Full Body Extensions – A Great Total Body Exercise

If you are pressed for time, there are literally hundreds of short-duration, high-intensity workouts that utilize just your own body weight and may be performed anywhere.  And, full body extensions are one of those exercises.  As you will see when you read the exercise descriptions below, this exercise requires you to use your upper and…

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Efficient and Effective Workout Strategies

In this busy world we live in, finding the time to workout and making certain that those workouts are effective may be challenging.  There are however, efficient and effective workout strategies which, when applied consistently may lead to great results.  As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, consult your physician. Strategy #1:  Always have…

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A Word From Jackie

As we enter the winter season in earnest and the remaining holidays are ahead of us, our staff is preparing for 2020!  As I pen this opening to this newsletter, we just had a record attendance day yesterday and that is amazing after celebrating our 5th Anniversary this summer!  Thank you for your support and…

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Fifty Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holiday Season

1)  When attending holiday parties where a buffet table laden with delicious food is available, prepare a plate for yourself, then sit down, if possible, away from the table.  Hanging around a buffet table just encourages “nibbling” which can lead to excess caloric intake. 2)  On those special occasions when a meal is being served…

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Take Action Now!

It is almost 2020!  This is “the” year to revolutionize your life through a combination of a healthy, caloric conscious eating regimen and a consistently performed exercise program.  Avoid the pattern of creating excuses and just take action by following these ten positive, self-affirming steps to get you where you want to go today, throughout…

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Health and Fitness for 2020

No matter where you are at currently in your health and fitness journey, it is time to look forward.  Visualize yourself reading this column on this very day next year and create a clear picture of how you would like to feel and look.  Are you 25 pounds thinner, did you make significantly healthier nutritional…

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Group Exercise Class Standard Etiquette Guidelines

Whether it is a small or large group exercise class setting, there are a number of standard suggested etiquette guidelines to follow when attending these classes.   This week nine etiquette guidelines will be featured which may ensure you and those around you, enjoy every workout session to the fullest.  As always, prior to beginning any…

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