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  • CXworx the revolutionary core training program from Les Mills
    Beginners guide to CXworx
    Freestyle group fitness classes seem few and far between these days. Gone are the days of “bums, tums and thighs” now trademarked classes are blazoned across gym schedules. One of the newer classes from fitness giant Les Mills is...
  • Show them off
    Must do core exercises
    When someone performs a crunch poorly, some personal trainer, somewhere, sheds a tear. Well maybe not, but we do get upset.You may have seen “that” person who walks into a gym, a little lost, a little bamboozled but with every...
  • Military sit ups
    How to get military-tough abs
    Having a strong core is essential to any all-around fitness routine. Building and strengthening core muscles is also the cornerstone for fitness training in the military. Whether you want to be military-strong or simply work on banishing belly fat...
  • How to do the good pushup
    How to do the good pushup
    What happens when you can’t even do one pushup? Clicking and pops are normal. The pushup is the best upper body move. Move it over to the wall to get started and practice pushing your body off of it, with your feet two to three feet from the...
  • Your knee pain can be coming from your hips
    Your knee pain can be coming from your hips
    Have you experienced knee pain while running? While there may be an issue with the knee, a good place to look for the cause of pain is in the hip region. If the muscles surrounding your hips and pelvis are weak, there may be increased stress...
  • Stand up exercise
    Stand up exercise
    We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym. Yes, even the gym. Not even the Dallas Personal Trainer Examiner is immune.Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the...
  • Strengthen pelvic floor muscles with these exercises
    Strengthen pelvic floor muscles with these exercises
    The pelvic floor muscles are like a hammock that runs under the pelvis and supports the organs of the lower abdomen - the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Strong pelvic floor muscles are important to stabilize the pelvis and provide core strength for...
  • Strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Core muscles, including the abdominals, lower back, and obliques, contribute to balance, posture, and overall functioning. Strengthen these muscles by working them two to three times per week from various angles. Add these core focused yoga poses...
  • Get strong. Do push ups.
    Power of the push-up
    Get down a give me 20! Didn't you hear this when you screwed up at practice?However, you should view push-ups has a reward for your upper body, not a punishment.Push-ups safely increase upper body strength while carving your core...
  • The importance of core training in runners
    The importance of core training in runners
    More and more people are becoming aware of the positive benefits from running. Whether it’s to strengthen their heart, reduce stress, lose weight or just to get in shape for the upcoming summer running is becoming a popular activity....
  • James Single Leg Stretch
    Is Pilates for men, too?
    Walk into any Pilates class and typically the room is dominated by women. But, is Pilates just for women? Or do men get a good workout and reap the benefits, too?Pilates was actually created by a man, Joseph Pilates, in the early 1900s. Pilates...
  • Strengthen your core to support your body
    Strengthen your core to support your body
    The core muscles, including the abs, obliques, and lower back, hold the body erect, support the spine, protect the inner organs, and assist with breathing. Weak core muscles can lead to bad posture, lower back pain, and shallow breathing....
  • Families with children benefit from services
    Global Transcendence/A way of life
    I have originally set out to find out what some of the core services in the District of Columbia are doing to ensure that residents have the best mental health care that they can get in our capital city. I somehow hit a roadblock because there are...
  • Ugly crunches.
    Core conditioning
    Walk into any gym and you will see people doing abdominal crunches. People do this thinking crunches will burn fat from their mid-sections. Truth is, they couldn’t be more wrong.According to Men’s Health it takes almost 22,000 basic...
  • Surge
    Hedstrom Fitness Launches SURGE: Dynamic-Fluid Living Resistance Training
    Hedstrom Fitness, is an innovative brand that continues to challenge those in the fitness world with dynamic and challenging products. The same creators of the BOSU, they have recently launched its new SURGE which is a hand-held, water-filled...
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