Tagged: functional training

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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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 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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Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

The last time I swam laps with any serious intention was when I was 17, representing my high school swim team. Fast-forward 18 years later. I’m standing on the edge of the lap pool at Elite-Mequon, wearing the same competition suit that I wore in high school (which fits a bit differently since having children). I’m […]

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My Body, My Way: Why I Stopped Setting Deadlines and Started Enjoying the Process

“Life isn’t about ‘getting there’.  It’s about ‘being here’, and enjoying your journey”-Robert Holden I remember telling my Grandpa that I was going to major in Vocal Performance in college.  I was so excited that I could barely contain myself.  What classes would I take?  What shows would I be in?   Where would I be […]

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Do You Have Good Balance?

Most people believe their balance is adequate at the worst because their balance isn’t really tested on a daily basis. After all, if you don’t fall down randomly how would you know if you have bad balance? Try this: stand on one leg for 30 seconds with the other leg suspended in the air in […]

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Sports Injury: A Mini Guide to Maximum Recovery

No pain, no gain, right?  Wrong! It seems as if these days, we are constantly running.  Today more than ever before, we are bombarded with inspiring quotes, miraculous YouTube videos, and poignant blogs encouraging us to overcome our pain, stress, and anxiety by trucking on and toughing it out.  But sometimes, it’s necessary to stop, […]

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What is "Core" Training?

One of today’s fitness buzzwords is “Core training.” If you walk into any health club or fitness center, the talk isn’t about “abs” anymore; it’s all about the “core.” What is your core and why the philosophical switch in thinking?

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What is a "Functional Movement Screen" and How Can It Help You?

Movement screens are tools personal trainers use to help determine what exercises are appropriate, and what issues you may have with how you move that could be improved through exercise.

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Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!

  Many of us tend to forget the importance of regularly warming up before our workouts. Now, that warm up may vary from person to person, or workout to workout, but the point being, it should always be the first step you take before you even think of jumping into those Tabata sprints or that […]

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