While research clearly indicates that joint range of motion is improved acutely and chronically following flexibility exercises, flexibility training continues to be one of the most overlooked aspects of most people’s fitness programs. With a growing focus on functional training to adequately prepare the body to perform optimally, not only when completing exercises in the gym but also when engaging in activities in everyday life, it’s imperative that proper levels of joint mobility be established to ensure quality movement.
Youth hockey is in full swing so parents, now is the time to stock up on gloves and toques for those cold arenas before the real cold weather arrives. While the parents are doing what they need to do to prepare for the long season, don’t forget about your little Wayne Gretzky. Are your kids doing everything they need to do for a successful, injury free season?
Many men seem to assume that only women and older folks benefit from Pilates. Men hesitate to join in and instead stand on the sidelines with that curious look on their faces, perhaps asking themselves:
So today I found myself crawling through a tiny window.
Yes, it’s true. CRAWLING THROUGH A TINY WINDOW.
My friend locked her keys in the house and a locksmith would take more than an hour. So we said, “hey, we can do this”. Any woman in her 40’s can crawl through a window for Pete’s sake. Right? What could be so hard about that?
Well, I’ll tell you. My friend is about 5’8” and I’m 5’, so by default I became the window ninja. She found a ladder and some tools in the open shed while I looked for an open window.
Since I have many clients over the age of 60, most of which have mentioned balance issues, I took a workshop with Exercise, Etc. to learn many activities and exercises to improve cognition and balance. This was a very interesting, busy and informative day for me!
Whether your goal is to lose weight, look better, or feel better, when searching for a fitness regimen, we are offered a plethora of options.Today's popular fitness programs inlcude Cross Fit, Zumba, Piloxing, bootcamps, Pilates, Booty Barre, spinning, boxing, yoga, group personal training, high intensity interval training, functional fitness, core or strength training, and much more as the fitness industry continues to innovate.
I used to work for the Forest Service caring for wild-lands. The job entailed thinning trees in fire danger areas. This helps protect old-growth trees from ladder fuels which could start crown (canopy) fires. So, while felling trees we want the most oxidative to remain standing. I write this information because Handstand (Adho-mukha-vrksasana) is Downward-facing-tree-pose and while it is important to focus our breath, core strength is also integral to remain standing.