The American College of Sports Medicine has released its top 10 trends for 2015 with Body-weight training taking pole position. 1. Body-weight Training Body-weight training can be done ANYTIME and ANYWHERE – squats, lunges, triceps dips, planking, sit-ups, pull-ups etc. 2. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) These short workouts alternate between short bursts of high
Stretching and flexibility is one of the main components of fitness. This area of fitness was previously often neglected by non-athletes. However, recently many sports athletes as well as the non-athletes are becoming aware of the benefits to not only their performance in their specific sports discipline, but also to their fitness and overall health.
We often take childhood development for granted. Kid’s development through movement and fitness is critical in a child’s life as they are developing physically, emotionally and socially. The majority of children don’t naturally grow up in an environment where they can play outside, in a park, ride bikes in the street etc. This results in
When you lose weight, you tend to lose a combination of fat and muscle. A diet higher in protein can help offset muscle loss, especially if you combine it with regular resistance training. As you age, you naturally lose muscle mass. Lead presenter Douglas Paddon-Jones of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston presented
If I say “Personal Trainer” – what are the first thoughts or images that cross your mind? Is it someone who is super fit, or has the perfect body? Maybe it’s someone who is extremely healthy, a drill sergeant type or has a highly motivational persona? Or do you see us as judgemental, superficial or
Living your most fit life is not a concept reserved for professional athletes or personal trainers. Fitness and wellness is for everyone – moms, grandparents, children, friends, family and co-workers. Often my clients, who took the step to use the services of a personal trainer, admit that they thought personal training was only for already fit