Blogs about Balance

Make Time for BALANCE

BALANCE is your most important exercise!

Orange Theory

I had a blast at Orange Theory last Friday! Trainers must also prioritize their own health and sometimes even we need some external accountability! I have failed in this department and I believe I have identified an error in my priorities. OLD1-    Faith (spiritual- where does my value come from)2-    Family (physical- what are the needs of my family)3-    Work (financial- what are our financial requirements)

Balance and Aging A Holist Approach

Our ability to perceive where we are and how we should respond to changing sensory conditions during our daily lives is heavily dependent on (a) the amount and quality of information we receive from our peripheral sensory receptors and (b) how the brain organizes and integrates that information once it has reached the central nervous system (CNS).

Is Your Exercise Program Suffient to Keep You Independent to Age 90+?

Active aging, being physically active, exercising regularly and staying engaged in life are important in the maintaining our function, health, fitness and perfomance. But, face it, when we get older, the body is changing and the exercise program we have been doing may not be appropriate when to maxizing function and fitness is the goal.

Turning back the aging clock to your advantage

A lifetime of wear and tear, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle(too much sitting) and other poor lifestyle choices catches up when we reach midlife and accumulate in those later years with chronic health and medical problems, causing dis-function and pain, and eventually loss of independence or early death. Pretty bleak outlook, right?

How Squats Can Help your Health

1. Squat is a #Functional exercise that helps your body to perform real life activities. Promoting mobility and #balance which translates into your body moving more efficiently. 2.Squats create an anabolic environment, promoting muscle building of the total body along with full body strength as you use your core to stabilize. 3. Prevent Injuries by strengthening weak stabilizer #muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. 4. Excellent multi-purpose activity useful for shaping, toning and tightening your #glutes, core, and legs. 5. Increase #Athletic ability and performance.

bellicon Bounce

As a group fitness instructor it is very easy to become bored with the classes you teach. bellicon Bounce is different from any other format I have every taught. Instructors get tired too especially when they are trying to fill the room with as much energy as possible. With bellicon Bounce I can give the class my all without feeling the usual fatigue felt with other formats. Why is this the case? Because bellicon removes the impact felt with the majority of formats found in the fitness world today. bellicon Bounce is a great cardio class that lets you bounce to the beat.

Personal Training Aimed to Help Older Adults Stay Independent Longer

Staying healthy and free of injury is essential for older adults who desire to stay independent for as long as possible. It takes good strength, balance and mobility to protect our independence from falls and related injuries. One-third of people 65 and older falls annually, and 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as head trauma, hip or other bone fracture. More than two-thirds of deaths from falls were at home and 40% of older adults receiving chronic or long-term care are due to fall injuries.

THE BEST EXERCISE YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT DOING

his is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today's exercise is the golfers lift.

Commit to Live Balance Fit

Every so often, I get a great idea!  Or at least I think it's a great idea.  As I often do, I bounce it off reasonable people (yes, Heather, I am referring to you as reasonable) to see if she agrees.  Typically, she doesn't agree and rather than humor me, she rollls her eyes and scoffs at the idea to make sure that I know just how bad the idea is.