Posture – The Importance of 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…
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Mobility – More Freely, Easily, and Comfortably

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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Should You Wear Shoes When Exercising?

We were all, without exception, born barefoot. Not a single person in the history of man was born rocking a pair of Nikes, Reeboks, or Converses on our feet. But, this state of bare-footedness doesn’t last very long. Shortly after, we are fitted for our very first, of many, pieces of footwear (“shoes”). And, from that point, our feet forever lose their freedom. Don’t get me wrong. Shoes…
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Stability – Foundation of All Movement

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 an 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…
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Personal Trainers – 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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