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Welcome to our blog, here you will find information on fitness, nutrition, weight training, general healthy and physical therapy. It is our hope you will find the information useful and as always please ask us if you have any questions.

Ready to Start Exercising Again?

Ready to Start Exercising Again?

It's that time of year, spring time! Time to come out of your winter hibernation and get moving again. I'm not sure we actually had a winter but you get the gist of what we're saying. Never fear, your mind and body will remember the movements and your strength will...

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Strength = Strong Core

Strength = Strong Core

A "strong core" is a popular phrase often mentioned in newspapers, TV and health magazines; yet with minimal information explaining why we need a strong core, what muscles make up the core and how it affects our daily lives. "The muscles of the core form a dynamic...

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Sit Less Every Day

Sit Less Every Day

Long hours at a desk, in a car or on a cozy couch are an enemy of your metabolism, muscles and life span. Numerous studies have shown that even if you work out, sitting can put you at greater risk of developing diabetes, dying of heart disease or cancer. In a new...

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Hip Hinges and Push-ups

Hip Hinges and Push-ups

There will always be debate among health and fitness professionals over the "best" exercises for our clients. New versions are created every day but two "oldies but goodies" we like are the basic push-up and hip hinge. They are the foundations for movements of every...

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Safe & Effective Stretching

Safe & Effective Stretching

Healthy muscles are powerful but perhaps, just as important, they are also flexible. Muscles require regular work to maintain strength and even more work to gain strength. Similarly, muscle flexibility requires consistent stretching to maintain and even more frequency...

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Motivation During the Holidays

Motivation During the Holidays

As fitness professionals, we know it's easy to lose motivation for staying active during the holidays. With the stresses (and joys) of holiday cards, shopping for gifts, baking and spending time with family it is easy to skip workouts. You may not be able to combat...

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My Neck Hurts When I Do Crunches

My Neck Hurts When I Do Crunches

A few months ago we talked about the importance of efficient posture. I’d like to break it down now to even more specificity – neck posture and alignment in exercise.  I often have folks tell me that they can’t do sit ups or crunches, or overhead lifts due to neck...

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Improve Your Posture

Improve Your Posture

Posture is something we have talked about many times in our newsletters, on our website and in client sessions. As I have grown older my posture has become really important to me and something I focus and work on - a lot!  When I travel I am always watching people,...

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Exercise Thru the Decades

Exercise Thru the Decades

We all have to accept that we cannot stop the aging process but numerous research studies show that the most effective ways to minimize the effects of aging is through consistent exercise and living a healthy life. The information that follows are some general...

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Six Tips to Use a Standing Desk

Six Tips to Use a Standing Desk

Standing desks have a become very popular in many offices. Early studies show they can be highly beneficial for health and productivity; especially those that you can adjust between standing and sitting. Below are 6 tips for using your standing desk correctly so that...

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What Causes Hamstring Tightness?

What Causes Hamstring Tightness?

You may be one of the many people that have tight hamstrings that you stretch, foam roll, stretch and roll and it never changes. You stretch them today and tomorrow they are tight again. Stretching has little effect on relieving this tightness. We tend to think we...

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Healthy Snack That Will Fill You Up

Healthy Snack That Will Fill You Up

Apples with peanut butter are the perfect snack and can be saved easily until the afternoon.  Just cut the apple in half, put some peanut butter on it and sandwich back together. Store in a baggie and when you're ready to have a snack it will be ready. We recommend...

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