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Carol Murphy

Carol Murphy, a finalist for the 2008 IDEA Instructor of the Year, is a master trainer for Resist-A-Ball®, Body Bar®, Drums Alive® and GlidingÔäó. She is a certification examiner for AFAA and an instructor coordinator for the SilverSneakers® fitness program. Known for her infectious energy, results-oriented workouts and passion to make fitness fun, Carol's innovative classes and fitness training programs have been featured in numerous DVDs, magazines and at conventions worldwide.
Certifications: ACE, ACSM, AFAA and NASM

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Quick Results! Chest, Back, Shoulders, Legs

May 25, 2011

If you want to offer quick, exciting, results-driven experiences for participants, Triple Threat! is your class formula. This workout uses three forms of resistance, three different exercises and three sets of 8-24 reps that target each of the major muscle groups. The cookie-cutter template can be adapted to fit participants’ goals and the equipment available. You can easily insert different moves into the chest, back, shoulders and legs categories to keep the class fresh. Triple Threat! is effective, time-efficient, integrated and multidimensional.

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Sample Class: Triple Threat!

March 23, 2011

If you want to offer quick, exciting, results-driven experiences for participants, Triple Threat is your class formula. This workout uses three forms of resistance, three different exercises and three sets of 8–24 reps that target each of the major muscle groups. The cookie-cutter template can be adapted to fit participants’ goals and the equipment available. You can easily insert different moves into the chest, back, shoulders and legs categories to keep the class fresh. Triple Threat is effective, time-efficient, integrated and multidimensional.

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Core Strength: BOSU® Balance Trainer, Stability Ball

December 16, 2009

Training the core requires an exercise regime that goes beyond a simple “abs and back” workout. A strong base of support at the core of the body allows for better transfer of forces to the extremities. The human kinetic chain is able to transfer load optimally because of the relationships of two functionally integrated musculoskeletal groups known as the inner unit and outer unit. The inner core muscles assist in stabilizing the spine and pelvis, whereas the outer core muscles are the movers of the spine.

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Cut to the Core

October 26, 2009

Training the core requires an exercise regime that goes beyond a simple “abs and back” workout. A strong base of support at the core of the body allows for better transfer of forces to the extremities. The human kinetic chain is able to transfer load optimally because of the relationships of two functionally integrated musculoskeletal groups known as the inner unit and outer unit. The inner core muscles assist in stabilizing the spine and pelvis, whereas the outer core muscles are the movers of the spine.

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Sports Stretch on the Ball

January 29, 2008

Mobility and stability are essential elements of functional performance. An athlete may have acquired exceptional skill and be able to perform at an elite level; however, if the athlete hasn’t enhanced her foundation of mobility and stability to keep pace with the developing skill, performance m…

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Sample Class: Ready, Set, Roll!

December 31, 2006

Whether your fitness facility is in New York City or Flowery Branch, Georgia, chances are you have ready access to a collection of stability balls. Instead of watching them roll around like oversized marbles in an empty room, why not use them for a great group fitness offering?
“Ready, Set, Roll” is a stability ball circuit class designed to help participants develop str…

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