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Posts by Jackie Wright

Three Excellent Knee Tuck Exercises

Knee tuck exercises, when properly performed, are outstanding nose-to-toes core exercises. This week, three excellent knee tuck exercises will be featured. One knee tuck exercise performed from the stability ball, one performed from an elevated step platform with Gliding Discs and one performed from the TRX Suspension System. The movement pattern of a knee tuck…

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Fitness on the Go

We are all incredibly busy these days and fitting in fitness, particularly during vacation or business trips, is challenging. However, preparing for those situations when you are “on the go” pays off excellent dividends which include maintaining your fitness level while out of pocket and avoiding the “big dread” of resuming your workouts when you…

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Four Great BOSU Core Training Exercises

There are literally dozens of great core training exercises available and performing a variety of these exercises regularly is suggested to achieve optimal muscular strengthening of the entire core. The BOSU Balance Trainer (BOSU = both sides up) is one of many fitness tools that we, as fitness professionals, utilize to provide our clients with…

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Fitness Goal Setting Fundamentals

Establishing realistic fitness goals, as is mentioned in this column frequently, is essential when attempting to achieve fitness success. However, rather than discussing the specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely aspects of goal setting (i.e. S.M.A.R.T.), this week the focus will be upon asking yourself questions that may lead to fundamental goal establishment regarding your…

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Just Breathe

One of the questions most frequently asked by clients is how to properly breathe during exercise. Of course, all of our clients are trained to perform proper breathing techniques with each type of exercise they perform; however, it may become somewhat confusing, when on their own, as each type of exercise may require a different…

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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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