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Posts by Jackie Wright

Accumulated Physical Trauma Cycle

Did you play high school or college sports? Are you an avid indoor/outdoor recreational athlete? Then, there is a good chance that you may have accumulated physical trauma throughout the years. And, while there are certainly individuals that have suffered serious physical trauma which would require a different level of attention and expertise to manage,…

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The Libation and Workout Dilemma

Enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail is fine for most folks within moderation. However, if your intention is to consistently exercise, you may be sabotaging your fitness outcomes with frequent consumption. Consider the following statistics: One five ounce glass of wine equals approximately 120kcal. That does not seem like a lot of calories in…

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Correct Postural Alignment Equals Increases in Strength

If I told you that there is one very simple change that you could make which would lead to a significant increase in your muscular strength, would you be willing to do it? If so, consider correcting your postural alignment. Our mothers were always pestering us about standing up straight and they were definitely aiming…

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Is Our MLF Pilates Reformer Program Right For You?

By: Carol Prendergast Peak Pilates® Certified Instructor Are you an experienced athlete or Olympic/Power lifter looking for improved core strength and increased flexibility? Or, are you just at beginning your fitness journey seeking to try something new? Then, consider beginning a Pilates reformer program which may be uniquely designed and tailored to meet your specific…

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Signs of Overtraining Syndrome

As fitness professionals, we spend the vast majority of our career encouraging the world to exercise regularly. So, it may seem rare that we must manage a client that is overtraining-but it happens more than you think. Overtraining is a significant issue within our industry and the fortunate aspect of this issue is that it…

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Springing into 2017!

We began 2017 with the completion of our upstairs studio and are thrilled with the results. This studio space is already being utilized for our Small Group Training (SGT) Pilates Apparatus program, personal training and our heavy lifting platform installation has enabled you to perform heavy lifts in an obstacle-free zone! Some of you are…

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Fit Tip : Two Great Core Exercises

The plank is an excellent static nose to toes core exercise. Performing variations of static planks and bridges should be an integral part of the majority of exercise programs. However, the key word to focus upon is “static”. I don’t know about you, but I do not spend much of my day in a static…

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The Maximal Heart Rate Formula

The maximal heart rate formula, which is widely used in the fitness industry, has little or no scientific foundation. This formula assumes that a newborn’s heart rate is approximately 220 beats/minute and that for every year we are alive, we should subtract a year and then take percentages of that “maximal heart rate” number to…

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Keeping Fitness Expectations in Check

As January and February fade into the background, we as fitness professionals know that part of why those that begin an exercise program during the beginning of the year do not adhere to a program long-term, is that they possessed unrealistic expectations heading into this journey. One common statistic is that approximately 50 percent of…

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