Resistance Bands or Free Weights – Why Resistance Bands are Amazing

Every construction project requires tools and every tool has a purpose. Yes, the head of an adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer – don’t be ashamed if you’ve done this - but it's much more useful for tightening bolts. Even when using the correct tool, there are specific techniques to maximize efficiency. Any skilled craftsman will tell you that to start a nail, you want to grip the…
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The Importance of Core Strength

Have you heard of core strength? What does it mean to you? As important as it is, there tends to be some confusion when it comes to ‘core strength’. Many people think that core means abs and strength means muscle. Therefore, core strength must mean 6-pack. This is an understandable misunderstanding and isn't completely off-base. It just doesn't paint the full picture. Your core certainly…
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Movement in Your Everyday Life

The other day, we wrote a blog on movement training and the importance of integrating it into your training program. In case it didn’t hit home, here is a real-life example of how important movement is in your everyday life. This is the story of Denise: can you relate to her? A Day in the Life of Denise Close your eyes and imagine Denise… Denise is 35 years old and is the mother of two young…
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Movement Training – Why You Need to Add it to Your Program

There’s been a change and shift in the health and fitness industry. People who get involved in health and fitness with just the intention of achieving a certain “look”, i.e. 6-pack or big booty, now represent a small population. Today, the many individuals who pursue health and fitness do so with the aspiration of making their day-to-day activities easier. Does this sound like you?  Enter…
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Posture – The Importance of Finding Alignment

Ever since youth, you’ve heard plenty of fuss about posture — “sit up straight”, “stand tall”, “don’t slouch”. But why? What is all the fuss about? Why is posture so important? First, what is posture? Posture is defined as the way that one carries his or her body both while stationary or in motion. Good posture preserves your lifeline — your spine. Besides keeping you upright,…
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Are You a Personal Trainer? The Evolution is YOUR Solution!

What do you think of when you hear the term personal training? Personal training may garner various definitions but essentially, the practice can be summarized as such: personal training occurs when an individual with a degree of knowledge (“trainer”) prescribes and leads another (“trainee”) through physical exercise to achieve a set of pre-determined goals. Pretty straight-forward…
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The Importance of Movement – Using Your Body to its Fullest Potential

By anatomical design, we’re all meant to move. If Mother Nature created us for the sole purpose of movement, she couldn’t have designed a better vessel. Our bodies are a complex network of bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments -  the musculoskeletal system, and it is through this single, cohesive system that our bodies are intended to move. Not just any movements but a combination…
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Agility – Move Quickly, Precisely, and Safely (Your Safety Depends On It)

Have you ever been bumped by someone, tripped over something, or slipped on ice and ended up hard on the ground? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course you have – we all have! Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to correct your body position and avoid the inevitable crash? Some people are simply luckier than others, always managing to stay upright in scenarios where others end up in…
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Mobility (and Flexibility) – The Ability to Move Easily and Freely

The line between flexibility and mobility is often blurred and confused. This is understandable. Although they shouldn’t be used interchangeably, they are certainly correlated and limitations in either flexibility or mobility will result in a restriction of movement. There is a definable difference between the two and understanding the difference will not only help you maximize your ability to…
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Stability – The Foundation of All Movements

The definition of the root word 'stable' is "not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed". In other words, stability is our ability to maintain upright and neutral position while doing anything while standing. Yes, even standing itself. Whether or not we realize it, there are always external stimuli and forces that act upon us and challenge our stability. Have you heard about this thing…
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