Tagged: balance

Tai Chi: Meditation in Motion

Have you ever wanted to try Tai Chi? Elite Sports Clubs offers Tai Chi exclusively at West Brookfield. In this blog, we’ll explore what exactly Tai Chi is and how it will benefit you.

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Yin and Yang: The Power of Yoga

It is amazing that a 5000 year old tradition has become such a popular way of life today. The power of yoga lies in its simplicity, flexibility, and diversity. The benefits range from inner peace, to increased overall fitness, to healing aches and pains. Many people think that yoga is “just stretching.” While stretching is certainly involved, the practice is really about creating balance […]

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Training Power As We Age

Training for power, as opposed to just training for strength, adds a time element. Think of power training as high-speed strength. Power training focuses on the speed of the weight lifted compared to strength training where you focus on the amount lifted. This is especially important for athletes, but it’s also important as we get […]

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Functional Fitness: A Workout for Everyone

A healthy fitness lifestyle is about how we live, not how we look! A functional fitness lifestyle will equip you to strengthen your body for everyday activities. Consequently, bad posture, aging, desk jobs, or lifting heavy objects will result in our bodies not functioning the way they should. No matter how fit or strong we become, […]

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The Right Balance for You

Being on-the-go every day can be a struggle for many people when it comes to finding balance. For example, it is hard to find a healthy breakfast to take with you on your morning commute. Sometimes it is just a cup of coffee or energy drink you grab in the morning instead of a protein […]

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Beginner’s Guide to the Bosu Ball Push-Up

Tired of doing the same old push-ups? While they’re a great traditional exercise, it can get boring doing the same thing all the time. If you’re looking for a challenge, try this variation called the bosu ball push-up!

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Balance Can Make the Difference

The ability to balance may seem like second nature to some but it is extremely valuable to every age group. While it may not be on top of most people’s priority list, it’s still important to incorporate into your routine. Let’s look at the benefits of balance training and a few sample balance exercises.

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The Importance of Balancing Your Workouts

Have you ever seen someone who has a really strong upper body but skinny legs? Or perhaps you’ve noticed someone who has toned calves but not much upper body strength? Balancing your workouts is key to develop well-rounded results.

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Fall Prevention – Just in Time for Fall!

It can happen to anyone—tripping and falling is just a part of walking upright. But as we get older, the odds of taking a tumble increase, and the repercussions are potentially more serious. So, how can we stack the deck in our favor? Here are some fall prevention tactics and exercises.

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The Importance of Functional Movement

In most things we learn, we often hear experts saying that you have to start from the beginning by learning the fundamentals. Exercise is no exception. Learning functional movements will have you using multiple muscles with each move and will minimize your risk of injury as you train. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a beginner, […]

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