The national campaign to heighten awareness about heart health is led by organizations like the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by the year 2017. Their initiative includes building a preventative mindset in every... Read more »
It is important to take care of your joints. Shoulder and scapular strength & stability can be done with so many clever exercises. The walk-out is a common warm-up activation exercise that engages the core and works the upper back and shoulder area. In other words, it will help to strength the entire shoulder joint,... Read more »
I am not a purposefully defiant person. I have no issues with authority or even following the rules. In fact, I’ve been accused of being ‘ square’. But I have an independent spirit that takes liberties with many things once I feel like ‘I got it!‘ It occurred to me as I was ‘bleeding-out’ a... Read more »
Lunges are by far the best category of leg exercises. Lunges are an amazing exercise for toning and tightening all the muscles in your legs and butt. They require balance, so they also offer good joint stability training. There are so many options – you can do them stationary, moving forward or backwards. Here is... Read more »
I started my career at the East Bank Club in Chicago. It was the most professional fitness environment I have ever encountered. Because of the type of members they attracted, I was privileged to train a wide range of executives and business owners. I always admired how they prioritized their workouts despite their busy schedules.... Read more »
The core is simply the mid section of your body or the muscles that comprise the torso and their corresponding ligaments and tendons. It is in this section that all sport and functional movement originates. It is how you have control over your center of gravity which has a direct impact on balance. It is because of this responsibility that core exercises are critical for a healthy body. Do not misunderstand mean, core exercises are like vegetables. They will have a significantly positive impact on your overall health, but many people somehow live a long healthy life without them...
As I mentioned I am on vacation with family and friends in Wisconsin. By the way, the best time I have had in Wisoconsin in years. The weather has been perfect and the kids have been magnificent. The friends Steve and Yvette come every year -2-3 times to vacation with us. They have grandids the... Read more »