Blogs about Flexibility

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Oshawa, ON L1H 2P9, CA
Darcy Broadbent's Blog
How is everyone doing on the Great Gumby Project? Hope you are still at it. Stretching will elongate the tight muscle with the goal of making it the proper length again so you won't feel as tight. But, like any other form of training you have to keep at it. There are a few different types of stretching techniques but the one used in the Gumby Project is known as static stretching (sometimes called Corrective Flexibility) and the goal is to increase range of motion and correct muscle imbalances.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 • Oshawa, ON L1H 2P9, CA
Darcy Broadbent's Blog
Let’s face it…sitting at a desk all day is no fun. Not only is it no fun, it is dangerous! Yikes…sorry to lay that one on you but it’s true. There are as many health risks associated with sitting all day as there are for smoking and being over-weight. Wow…I just brought the mood down a ton. But wait! There are things you can do.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Silver Spring, MD 20910
Friday, November 14, 2014 • Oshawa, ON L1H 2P9, CA
Darcy Broadbent's Blog
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? 
Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Silver Spring, MD 20910
HEYifetraining Fitness and Wellness
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: 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • San Jose, CA 95112
Wendi's World Blog
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.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 • Palm Beach Gardena, FL 33418
Viveca Park's Personal Training Blog
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!
Sunday, July 27, 2014 • Athens, TX 75751
Miranda Perry's Blog
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 include Cross Fit, Zumba, Piloxing, boot camps, 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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • Helena, MT 59601
Namaste
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.