Improve Your Balance:
Consider these statistics:
- One in three adults over the age of 65 will fall at least once a year.
- Twenty percent of persons 75 years or older require medical treatment due to falls and over 50% of those hospitalized from a fall will die within one year of the fall due to secondary complications.
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As the days get longer and warmer, many head outdoors for workouts. But many people wonder why, after starting an outdoor jogging routine, they develop shin splints or knee pain shortly after.
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What are the Best Exercises for a toned abs/abdominal region?
Spring has arrived and that means summer is just around the corner. I’m sure that makes many of you just as happy as me! It’s also motivation for many of us to shed some of those winter layers and get into beach-body shape. Desiring a toned, fit physique is normal and for many, the stomach region is a major problem area. Abdominal crunches have become the gold standard of ab exercises, but they may not be doing as much as we think to give us the toned mid-section and strong torso we need to play sports, walk, lift or perform other daily activities.
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Getting to the gym on cold winter days can be a daunting task. But Remy Maguire, personal trainer for four years and competitive cyclist and triathlete, shares this effective and quick strength and cardio workout to help you keep your fitness commitment in 2013. Do her workout three times this week on alternating days and if you liked her workout you will LOVE the “no excuses workout” I posted last week!
Choose three of your favorite cardio machines; I love the indoor rower, treadmill and good old-fashioned jump rope. After warming up with some jumping jacks, high-knees, or jogging in place to get warmed up: Row/run/bike for four minutes (make a note of how far you go miles/meters/etc.), then switch machines, give it your best effort for another four minutes (note how far you go), finish with two minutes of jumping rope. Repeat this 10-minute circuit two or three more times. Each time try to match or best your last distance!
Follow your cardio circuit with these total-body core-strengthening exercises to get more bang for your time!
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We all have one. The excuse that stops us from exercising. What’s your excuse? Not enough time? Well, if this was your excuse….it isn’t anymore!
Beth Goldstein, NSCA personal trainer for more than 21/2 years, will help you enjoy an amazing year with this simple but effective cardio and resistance routine.
Complete her workout three times this week on alternating days.
Start with an easy 5-minute warm-up. Then choose your favorite cardio regime: running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. You will do the “Tabata Drill” — for 20 seconds, increase the intensity of the machine and/or increase the speed to a level that is high intensity. At the end of the 20 seconds, slow the pace down to a steady recovery rate for just 10 seconds. Repeat this circuit a total of eight times. At the end of your eighth time, go slow and steady for 2 full minutes of recovery. Repeat this entire drill, including the 2-minute rest intervals, twice more for a total of 18 minutes. This drill is effective for maximum calorie burn in a short amount of time.
Complete each of the following exercises Read more on What’s Your Excuse?…
Need something to refresh your workout and bust the boredom? How about a hill workout to build strength and cardiovascular efficiency? There is no zoning out on the hills!
Sara Fletcher has been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for 3.5 years and is a competitive road cyclist who sees a steep hill and wants to ride it! Perform her workout 3x this week on alternating days to refresh your workout!
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I bet you were sore sore sore after Leah’s workout last week huh? Well, get ready for another sweet workout from one of our most popular and trusted Personal Trainers!
Ted Schatz has been a personal trainer for more than 10 years; holds a bachelor’s degree in physical activity, exercise and community health from Portland State University; and is an avid rower, climber and cyclist. He shares with you an awesome workout that you should complete three times this week on alternating days.
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When you are busy, getting to the gym can be a losing battle. Lose no more with this workout!
Kristin Healey has been a Personal Trainer for more than 10 years and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise and movement science from the University of Oregon. She is known for her kick-butt workouts and shares with you this full body workout that you should complete three times this week on alternating days.
It is quick, challenging and will make it very possible to get an amazing workout in your own neighborhood and home. No equipment is needed to complete this routine. It is best to start this routine with the cardio portion and then go indoors for the exercise portion.
Hill repeats are challenging and will burn a ton of calories Read more on Quick Kick-Butt Workout At Home…
How did you do with last week’s workout? Didn’t do it or didn’t know about it? The good news is that there are still 4 weeks left before New Year’s so there is still time to shape up before the big parties! Here is this week’s workout.
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We see this ALL the time at Northwest Personal Training! The moment folks turn 40 they tend to start feeling older, not feeling as athletic or fit as they once did. Sound familar? It DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
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