Being stuck at home for a workout is a good thing. The simplest workouts are most often the best! In fact, a couple sets of dumbbells is really all you need to create a total body strength training program. Granted, I personally add a jump rope and abs to the mix, but I will take... Read more »
I have the pleasure of meeting so many different people in the fitness industry. The great thing is that they all contribute to the industry in different ways. I recently met the guys over at KoreFit. They are located at 2023 W. Carroll Ave in the Kinzie Industrial Quarter of Chicago. They were kind enough to drop off a KoreFit apparatus at my gym POW!
. Whenever I have new toys, I ask students that work in the fitness industry to play with them and give feedback. One of my students Deanna Bellamy
, who also owns her own training business, Body Revolution
was the perfect student to have test out the KoreFit. She is a personal trainer who conducts training sessions often outside, using the elements of her surroundings as a means to build strength and unique fitness exercises. Because of the adaptability of KoreFit, I thought she would love to take it on the go and give a try. Here is her review.
has impressed me with the rebound and balance training capacity on this innovative fitness apparatus. The combination is very exciting because of it’s variety in preventive, rehabilitating, and dynamic exercise opportunity. Both cardiovascular and strengthening, numerous body needs can be accomplished on this piece. ...
Whenever you train your core, other muscle groups get dragged into the exercise. I love the options that pulley training provides because it rarely isolates one muscle group. Pulley exercises often train the entire body. Most regular exercisers are familiar with TRX straps. In which case, you know that you can get a total body... Read more »
It is hard to squeeze workouts in when you are at home all day with the kids. I think a lot of moms feel conflicted by the joy they feel when their kids go down for a nap. Or that after breakfast you keep looking to see if it is almost nap time. When naptime... Read more »
The plank is probably the single most important exercise. It is fundamental to the push-up, mountain climber, vinaysa yoga, burpie, bear crawl, wheel barrow and so many more. Kim Samborski, a personal trainer for Equinox and POW! MMA felt it was crucial to teach how to do the plank properly. She offers biomechanical tips. These... Read more »
Allison Stokke from Sports Illustrated Yesterday I gave you a description of the 5 best exercises for firming the butt, hips and hamstrings. 1. Roundhouse Kicks 2. Side Kicks 3. Lunges Stepping Back 4. Plie Jump Squats 5. Step Up with a Side Leg Lift (Abduction) The bonus of these exercises is that they... Read more »
So with the summer ahead and everyone starting to look at cute swim suits and shorts that hug our butt like your best pair of jeans, you might be wondering how you can tighten up the rump. The truth is, if I were standed on a desert island and needed to stay firm, strong, athletic,... Read more »
Favorite exercises are not necessarily new exercises. They are just recent exercises that have given a little revival to your body. Sometimes new favorite exercises are just simple movements that perfectly blend into an interval series you are following or an in-home workout format that you have been trying to intensify. New favorite exercises are... Read more »
Regardless of your athletic ability, fitness level or physical limitation, the swiss ball or resist-a-ball, is a tool that can help you build strength, stability, flexibility and coordination. At first glance, these colorful balls may remind you of your 4th grade gym class, but performing even a simple crunch on them can make you feel like your skills... Read more »
There are so many things that seem to conspire against our fitness goals when we travel. The combination of unfamiliar places, lack of dining choices and extra time needed at the airport add up when trying to avoid putting on a few extra pounds let alone losing weight. Whether you travel for your work or... Read more »