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Posts by Jackie Wright

Three Excellent Lunge Exercises

Lunges are excellent muscular strength training exercises for the lower body and nose to toes core. Check out the three lunge exercises featured this week adding these to your exercise arsenal. As always, prior to beginning any exercise please consult your physician. *The following lunge exercises are sequenced from the least to most challenging. Therefore,…

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Fun Fitness Bright Ideas

It goes without saying that being fit requires time, commitment and hard work. But, fitness can be fun too and this week several fun fitness bright ideas are presented to broaden your horizons so you may experience the results of your workouts while having fun. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult…

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Weight Training Fundamentals 101

(Applied to Muscular Strength) Before beginning any weight training exercise program designed to improve muscular strength, follow these fundamentals and include all to ensure safety, effectiveness and fun! And, as always, before beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Three basic types of weight training equipment: -Free weight – the weight is free of…

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Ten Simple Ways to Cut Calories

While each client’s nutritional needs and requirements vary, when a client determines they would like to reduce body weight and improve body composition, along with designing an individual exercise program for them, we begin to make simple nutritional changes that accumulatively may create positive macro changes down the line. This week, ten simple ways to…

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Dynamic Core Strengthening — Three Weighted Carry Exercises

Dynamic core strengthening, which is movement oriented strengthening of the core musculature, is critical for all sports.  While it is crucial to strengthen the nose to toes core statically to improve static stability (i.e. a plank would be an example of a static core exercise), when we are moving our core musculature must respond to…

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Three “Getting Real about Fitness” Guidelines for 2018

What does getting “real” about fitness in 2018 mean? It means making decisions and choices regarding your fitness level which are based on sound, scientific research, tried and true exercise programs designed by bona fide fitness professionals and being realistic about what your body and lifestyle may honestly support. So many folks, particularly in the…

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Twelve Nutrition Tips For 2018

As we make our way into 2018, there are many nutrition tips to keep in mind. Choosing one of these for each month may enhance your dietary program, improve your weight management capability and provide a healthier, happier lifestyle throughout the year. As always, prior to beginning any exercise or nutrition program, please consult your…

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Holiday Stress Busters

The holiday season is upon us and along with the wonderful aspects of the season, we may also experience considerable stress. Preparing meals, hosting parties, purchasing and wrapping gifts are all part of the holiday package; however, when these elements are added to an already hectic life, it may seem overwhelming. This week, ten holiday…

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A Word From Jackie

This year has been phenomenal here at Mountain Life Fitness thanks to each and every one of you! Thank you for your patronage and support! As we enter 2018, we are reflecting back at all of the events, projects (such as building out the upstairs studio), installing our heavy weight lifting platform, which many of…

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A Misunderstood Exercise – The Stationary Lunge

While the lunge may be a fantastic exercise to strengthen the lower body, it is probably one of the most poorly understood and performed exercises in homes and health clubs around the world. Therefore, the following will highlight some of the basic biomechanical information regarding this complex exercise enabling you to perform this exercise correctly…

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