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Ankle Flexion and Extension

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By Susan L. Hitzmann, MS

Ankle Flexion and Extension
The lower leg and its functions and role in stabilization.

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ecause the ground constantly has variables, human feet need to adapt to their interface with it immediately on contact. In normal function and anatomical position, the ankle joint has flexion (dorsiflexion) and extension (plantar flexion). All other movements in the a…

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Dealing With Difficult Participants

Dealing With Difficult Participants
How to Take Control When Caustic Conduct Disrupts Your Group Exercise Class

By Brian E. O’Neill

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rue story: One August morning I was getting ready to teach my first 6:00 AM yoga class in a trendy Boston health club. The room was packed with a gaggle of lawyers, agents and power brokers anxious to breathe, stretch and sweat before heading off to their corner …

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Battling Burnout (instructor blahs?), Problem Solver

Battling Burnout

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Burnout: Old topic for many instructors, but new to me! What can I do to overcome the burned-out feeling I’ve had lately when teaching? I can’t afford to take a break from instructing fitness classes. Plus, my club is facing a real instructor shortage right now. So, what else can I do to get out of my blah rut and be excited again about my classes?

Lisa Wheeler New York, …

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