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Bridge Your Way To Strong Hips

February 19, 2019

If your hips aren’t strong enough to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports, your knees and back will suffer.

Strong Hips = Strong Knees.  Weak Hips = Weak Knees.

Bridging is an exercise often used by physical therapists to help strengthen hips and it can be done anywhere with no equipment.

Here’s some tips to performing a variety of different bridging exercises. Perform these exercises 2-3 days per week on alternating days.

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Plank Your Way To A Strong Core

February 11, 2019

One of my favorite exercises to condition the core is a plank.
Here’s why:

  • You can plank anywhere. Plank at the gym, at home, at work, on vacation, in your hotel room, outside…you can do it anywhere!

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Sugar Cleanse

February 4, 2019

Many health professionals and nutritionists believe that added sugar is the single most harmful ingredient in our diet. Sugar addiction is no joke and affects the brain in a similar fashion as drug addictions. The more you consume it, the more you want it. The average American consumes 57 pounds of added sugar per year wrecking havoc on our health. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity, certain cancers, tooth decay and more. Some physiologists have suggested excessive sugar consumption can be as harmful as smoking cigarettes!

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Dance Your Way To Fit

January 28, 2019

I’ve started taking a Zumba class weekly and it reminded me of the benefits of dancing that I wanted to share with all of you.

Dancing Is Fun!

Most people don’t exercise because it’s such a chore but with dancing, you’re often having so much fun that you forget that you’re actually exercising!

Dancing Is Great For Weight Loss And Toning Muscles

It’s true that the best workout program is the one you enjoy enough to do regularly enough to experience great results! If you hate running, you’ll never do it and that won’t get you anywhere. But if you love to dance and you do it consistently, you will definitely lose weight and tone up! Dancing can easily burn up to 600 calories in an hour and works your entire body.

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Low Impact Does Not Mean Low Intensity

January 22, 2019

With the popularity of HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) which includes many high impact activities like Burpees, Jump Squats. Skipping, Running and various other explosive movements, it may seem like High Impact movements are the only path to results. That’s just not the case and good news for those with arthritic pain and various other injuries, aches and pains. The reality is that some people’s bodies just don’t do well with a lot of impact and they will respond better by choosing their fitness activities wisely.

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Top Fitness Trends For 2019

January 14, 2019

The American College of Medicine recently released a report of the Top New Fitness Trends for 2019. Check out the highlights below and maybe you will be inspired to jump on the band wagon and add some new excitement to your workouts. After all, variety in your fitness programming can minimize the risk of boredom and dropout and keep your program better balanced.

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One Free Day Is Better Than Striving To Be Perfect!

January 7, 2019

Many people have great intentions and set New Year’s resolutions to get healthy and start eating better. Many will go on a diet to lose weight but we all know that most diets fail. People typically can’t stay on the diet for the long-term so as soon as they go off the diet, they gain the weight back. Statistics show that most people can stick to a diet for about a week before they fail. So instead of fighting the process, try a different approach that will enable you to stay on your nutrition plan for the long-term and experience life-changing results.

Instead of striving for a perfect diet, follow a very strict, healthy, nutrient-dense, low calorie plan 5-6 days per week and then allow for 1-2 ‘Free Days” each week.

The Free days are built into the program so you don’t have to feel guilty about it; in fact they are necessary to assure you don’t feel deprived, can indulge every once in a while and can continue on the plan forever. It’s a lot easier to say no to something today when you know you can say yes to it in a few days. Remember that stats show we can stick to a diet for about a week so don’t fight this. Understand it and set up your program to be successful for the long-term. This type of plan is feasible for most people. You are not telling yourself you are never going to eat pizza or drink wine again, but instead, just limiting how much and when you will indulge. Just make sure you do not start to make deals with yourself regarding your free days. If Saturday is your free day, make sure you stick to Saturday. Avoid indulging on say, Thursday and then promising that on Saturday, you will skip your free day. These types of compromises can lead to more regular slips.

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Finding Your Own Personal Coach

December 31, 2018

Shape up with Sherri

If you examine most professional, elite athletes, you’ll notice they have an entourage of coaches, nutritionists and trainers who help them achieve their performance and athletic goals. These are the most talented and motivated people on the planet so if they can benefit from the services of a coach or trainer, can you imagine how much more the rest of us could benefit. One report showed that just having a personal trainer in the room while you’re exercising causes you to burn more calories. We’ve probably all experienced that affect whenever the instructor or trainer gets a little closer, we try a little harder, our form gets a little better but as soon as their back is turned, we slack off. IDEA, the International Health and Fitness Organization, once reported that only 25% of exercisers are achieving results – but of the success stories, 90% of them are working with a personal trainer.

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Create A Transformational 2019

December 26, 2018

I have been a Fitness Trainer for over 30 years and I’ve noticed that there are certain things that those who are successful at achieving their goals do on a regular basis

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FITmas Gift For Your Fit Friends

December 18, 2018

You don’t need to stress or worry about what to buy for your friends who are fitness freaks. They are super easy to buy for. Here’s a list of the Top ideas that any hard-core exerciser would love and appreciate!

Massage

If you want to make your fit friends really happy, schedule them for a massage. There is nothing better after a tough workout than getting a full body rub down.  You can pick up a gift certificate at most local spas and most offer special holiday packages. One local massage therapist, Ryan Cotton from Elite Recovery is offering Buy 3 Massages, Get 1 Free so you can give to three of your loved ones and treat yourself to the free one! Each massage is only $50 so that’s 4 massages for $150 now that’s a sweet deal and a win:win for all!

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