Category: General

Basic Leg Strengthening

The gluteus maximus (gluts pronounced “gloots”) is the official name for what we refer to as our bottom, or “butt” sorry to offend.  The gluts are powerful hip extensors, which mean they help us walk, run, jump, and transition force

Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Exercise

It’s time to focus on strengthening the most important muscle in the body, the heart.   Just like any muscle, your heart can become stronger or weaker depending on your activity level.  “Cardio” exercise is so named, because it strengthens the

BMI and Weight loss

Lose weight.  If you set New Year’s Resolutions, most likely that was one of them.  The most common resolution is to lose weight, and with adult and childhood obesity continuing to rise, it is incredibly important.  Knowledge is power and

Effects of Aging and Exercise

There comes a day in everyone’s life when an activity that used to be easy, becomes challenging.  The effects of time and age escape none of us, but time spent in the gym can significantly improve function and decrease and

Healthy Posture

Stand up straight, shoulders back, sit up tall, is it really that simple? It is so simple, but good posture is often overlooked.  Posture, is described as the position we hold our body in and can be static and dynamic.

Exercise and the Brain

What if I told you there was a way to improve feelings of depression, improve the function of your memory, improve your attention, focus and mental acuity, decrease anxiety, regulate your mood, and that the biggest side effect of this

Back Pain

If you have never had back pain, odds are you will.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in a lifetime 60-70% of people will suffer from back pain.  Back pain can range from minor to severe, and is one