Blogs about Exercises

Top 5 Exercises You Can Do Right Off Your Sofa

Burpees, why they are so popular

Most people have heard of a Burpee, some know what they are, some don't, and some think they might know what they are but aren't exactly sure. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, burpees are becoming very popular in workouts. When completing a burpee, a person drops down to a low squat, places their hands on the ground and jumps their feet back behind them so they are in a push up position, does one push up, jumps their feet back to the squat position and then the person jumps straight up in the air (burpee #1) and returns to the squat position to start burpee #2.

3 Art Therapy Exercises to Promote Health and Healing

While it may sound like a foreign concept to some, art therapy is actually a very practical form of therapeutic healing. From PTSD and depression to stress and anxiety, art therapy can have profound effects on a person’s mental health and well-being. The Value of Art Therapy 

Functional Fitness Training

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING?Functional fitness training can be described as any program that includes exercises designed to mimic and/or help you to perform daily tasks or activities safely and efficiently.

IHFA’s Official Five Minute Dynamic Warm Up for Physical Activity

As discussed in our blog Components of a Workout, we recommend completing a Dynamic Warm Up prior to structured exercise or before participating in other forms of physical activity.

WOW! Workout of the Week #10 – 2/18/2013

More Super Setting this week!Super set A1 & A2; then B1 & B2. Finish with straight sets for exercises C1, D1 & E1 without super setting.

WOW! Workout of the Week #9 – 2/8/2013

This week we’ll take the same exercises we completed last week and rearrange the format of the workout…

WOW! Workout of the Week #8 – 2/4/2013

This week you’ll be super setting 5 pairs of exercises as follows:Exercise – Sets/Reps

WOW! Workout of the Week #7 – 1/28/2013

Like last week, I want you to alternate sets between different exercises.

What are some unique, beneficial modifications to some traditional lower body exercises?

 Step Up Plus – you can change the height in addition to the resistance for more intensity; add balance components through the use of medicine balls/sandbags/kettlebells and other upper body upward/outward/forward/rotational movements while balancing on one leg at the highest position.