Blogs about Small Group Training

We Have 2 Ways to Face a Challenge:

We can use challenges to reach our goals as a means to unlock our strengths and refine the abilities that we are capable of. Each time we challenge our selves, the strength we create increase our confidence until we begin to see most challenges as opportunities. This is part of personal growth and remember you always have a choice! 1. We questions our beliefs OR we don't 2. We accept our perceived versions of reality OR we challenge them

How Cross Training can Transform your Body

The importance of cross training involves combining strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility and mindbody disciplines on a weekly schedule is a key component to avoiding a fitness plateau along with injury prevention. We as humans fall easily into a habit of doing the same routine and our bodies adapt and adjust to the comfort and ease over time. Also neglecting other areas of fitness can lead to injury and overuse.

Mobility vs. Flexibilty

If you think #Mobility and #Flexibility are the same, could be one of the reason you are stuck in the same range of motion with no results and possibility of an injury. Doing only #stretching for flexibility pre/post #workout will temporarily improve the length of a muscle, as the muscle will return to its original state and results will be temporary. Utilizing Mobility exercises and in particularly prior to exercising will be more effective because it is based on movement and control.

Increasing your mobility throuh Barre and Yoga

Your ability to actively move a joint through a range of motion is not only dictated by the mobility at the joint but by your central nervous system. The high intensity, low impact exercises that I integrate are an excellent method of improving muscle endurance across any age group. Incorporating #Barre, #Yoga, #Pilates, and #Bodyflow is one of the best ways to train and increase your #mobility and increase range of motion by actively contracting and stretching your muscles through various poses.

Comfort Zones In Group Ex - Do you have a favorite spot?

In the front, middle or back of the class is perfect!  After all buzz words are location, location, location!  We all have our comfort zones in the group exercise environment.  Me?  Unless I'm instructing or presenting my favorite spot is about as far back as possible!  In the early years I often turned the class around where the back became the front and vice versa.  Please forgive me if you were in one of those classes!  We all have our comfort zones of physical space where we excell.  Group ex is one of those places.  Stake out your place

Research presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

Trying to bring more scientific evidence to the health and fitness industry! Poster presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The top researchers in sports medicine and exercise science from around the globe are here!http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org 

Invited International Presenter at FIBO European Convention 2017

Presenting the latest exercise recommendations and practical application solutions for physically inactive overweight or obese clients at the largest European educational event for fitness professionals in Cologne, Germany.https://www.fibo.com/convention?sprache=englisch

ACE Small Group Training Workshop in Greece

The ACE Small Group Training Live Workshop by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) took place at the 26th International Health & Fitness Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece organized by the the Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School (GRAFTS).https://www.grafts.gr/el/grafts-hellas/aytoteli-seminaaria/small-group-training-by-ace.html

Embrace the Cold-Working out in Below freezing Temps!

Embrace the Cold - How to get in a workout in below freezing temps!   

Making Small Changes to Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people.