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Norma Shechtman

Norma Shechtman, MEd, MA, teaches cycling, Pilates and a full array of classes in Orange County, California. An award-winning fitness professional, Norma, has been involved in fitness and education for over 30 years. She is an author, script writer, TV personality and correspondence course reviewer. And in addition to holding double master’s degrees in kinesiology and education, she is certified by multiple organizations, including USWFA, Pilates, Schwinn® and Spinning®. Certifications: ACE, AEA, AFAA, NASM, NESTA

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Strong Waves: Core Moves in the Pool

March 1, 2011

Core training in the pool is a fantastic workout option and is essential for sports performance, activities of daily living, functional movement and injury prevention. The muscles of the torso stabilize the spine and provide a foundation for movement. As core muscles contract, the spine, pelvis and shoulders stabilize to create a solid base of…

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A Wet Wind-Down

September 30, 2008

Incorporating the noodle is one of my favorite cool-down strategies for a water class. It’s fun to use the noodle individually or—when you want to foster sociability—with partners. Water Walking (not pictured). Just as it’s vital to warm up the body at the start of a workout, it’s extremely important to cool down at the…

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A Ball for All

October 31, 2007

The stability ball has been used by physical therapists for years, and the fitness industry has fully embraced this tool for group exercise and private training. The stability ball creates an unstable surface and can be used for strength, balance, coordination, agility, core work and flexibility. Some of my favorite exercises challenge both balance and core strength. For review purposes,…

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