Even those who have taken a break from fitness or have never really engaged in a fitness program can have awesome abs. Walk Correctly Its all about repetition. We do it all day long. When done correctly, we will: Stand tall (as if we want to grow an inch) Open our chest and lungs Slightly squeeze our bottoms as our leg travels behind us When the right arm swings forward the left leg is pressed back and engaged; the opposite occurs on the other side Most important: BREATHE McGill Modified Curl Up Lie on floor face up with your left… [Read More]
Let’s cut to the chase. We’ve learned how to get rid of “Bingo” arms. We know how to drop 10 pounds. And, we even know how you – or your loved ones – can really be “the fit mom”. Now, here are the exercises that will give you the most bang for your buck AND help you feel younger. All these exercises require: #1; FUN, #2; FOCUS and #3 SAFETY. 1. Grab a heavy object, like say a bag of soil, groceries, or jug or two of water. Carry them around your house for 1 minute. (Or stand in one… [Read More]
Remember being a kid and how much you loved playing with your friends? Or being a teenager and how your life revolved around your friends? These friends also probably had a strong say in your choice of activities. As adults, we still enjoy being around our friends, but so many times “life” just seems to get in the way. And as adults, with all the stresses of jobs, family, etc., it’s even more important we stay social and active. Aristotle said, “Man is by nature a social animal…” When we stop being social is when we begin to feel disconnected;… [Read More]
At Fitness on the Run (FOR), we define the core as all muscles between the hips and the shoulders. Below are the top four reasons for a strong core and (5) different movements performed by our superstar strong trainers Erica Morales and Remi Rory. During any movement you make through the day, even as simple as getting out of bed, you use your core. A strong core supports every portion of the most mundane of tasks: carrying groceries, picking up items off the floor, getting off the toilet. When your core is weak, you begin to feel simple movements in other places, like… [Read More]
So You Want Your Child to be a College Athlete, Part 2 How is it possible for a Division 1 athlete after 4 years from graduation to be at her PEAK fitness? That’s right, Erica Morales says today she’s in “the best shape of her life”. In today’s culture, you may think you’re more likely to see Big Foot riding a unicorn down King Street than find a 26-year-old in a healthy relationship with her body, how she fuels it and moves it. Erica shared her journey in Division 1 collegiate sports with us for part one of this series and… [Read More]
So You Want Your Child to be a College Athlete, Part 1 As a parent, you’ve guided your children through a myriad of development stages so that they could succeed in life. Like me, you probably have big dreams for your children. Hopes and dreams range from independence and grit to confidence and values. Ultimately, we want our children to live a healthy and well balanced life. In this three-part series, we’re going to explore what we need to know as parents and coaches to help our kids either begin or grow their own personal athleticism, become a college athlete… [Read More]
Hollywood stars know that they are not only on view while on the screen; with paparazzi, and, now, cell phone cameras and social media, they feel the need to look their best even on the street. They have their own trainers, nutritionists, and all kinds of wellness coaches, for sure, but we found the women nominated for Best Actress work for every inch of muscle they displayed on the Oscar Red Carpet. (Well – at least most of them!) While La La Land’s (and Oscar winner for Best Actress in a Leading role) Emma Stone’s trainer has all of his… [Read More]
Golden Rule of Fitness: Spot Reduction is False Have you ever seen an overweight person advertising fitness equipment or programs? No. You know in your heart that the body on the person advertising a gym, a fitness program or new gadgets didn’t happen just by using that gym/program/gadget. In this article, let’s start with the answer first – To lose fat you need to: Create a calorie deficit; Eat quality foods; Get adequate sleep Put your fitness at the top (3) of your priority list; Focus and plan; Perform high calorie demand exercise involving the large muscles of your body;… [Read More]
99% of readers have already gasped. “What?” No sit up? “But, my kid does it in PE every week.” “I grew up with them!” And, the best: “The some in the military still use them as part of their physical readiness test.” At Fitness on the Run (FOR), we believe the tools you use should create the greatest effects with minimal risk to the joints. Are you aiming to have a flat belly? Or are you aiming to drive the golf ball 300 yards? Are you working your core to create stability for longevity? Or all three? It is a… [Read More]
The past two weeks I’ve offered some ideas of what I personally view as a great workout. I’ve covered what we often hear from clients and friends and what we suggest as alternatives to consider as you embark on a fitness program. What is often believed to be a “great workout”: “I am so sore” “I sweat like a pig” “I burned 800 calories” What I like in my workouts: I feel an increase in energy The workout seemed easy and I learned there is one thing on which I need to focus I did a little of what I… [Read More]
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