Exercise of the Week: Sumo Squats

One of my favorite exercises is Sumo Squats. It targets the same muscles as a regular squat except it puts a little extra emphasis on your inner thighs. It also requires no equipment and can be performed anywhere. What’s not to love?   Equipment: None necessary   How To: Start standing straight and tall with your feet wider than […]

Exercise of the Week: Swimmers

Just like Supermans, Swimmers is an easy exercise for your back that requires no equipment. It combats the negative effects of constant sitting like low back pain, spinal deterioration, and other postural problems. How To: Lie face down on your mat in a prone position with your stomach resting on the ground. Lift your arms and feet […]

Exercise of the Week: Supermans

One of the most neglected parts of your body is your back. Incorporating back exercises into your exercise routine is very important, especially if you, like many, spend much of your day sitting. Sitting weakens and stretches out your low back while causing your hip flexors to tighten. Too much of this without any counter-work can cause low […]

Exercise of the Week: Side Plank

Like the front plank, the side plank is a full-body strengthening exercise that requires no fitness equipment — it’s just you and your bodyweight. You can do a plank anytime, anywhere. It is an isometric exercise that requires steady breathing, focus, and determination. I recommend planks to all my clients and friends because they are one of […]

Exercise of the Week: Squats

Welcome to 2015! Let’s get this year off to a great start by reviewing the simple yet powerful squat. Like the forward lunge, the squat is a very important exercise for improving your functional lower-body strength. It is a great functional exercise because it mimics a movement that is necessary in everyday life: sitting or “squatting” down and […]

Exercise of the Week: Forward Lunge

The forward lunge is a very important exercise for improving your functional lower-body strength. It is a great functional exercise because it mimics a movement that is necessary in everyday life, i.e., bending your knees and lowering yourself to the ground. By regularly incorporating the forward lunge into your exercise routine, you are training your […]

Exercise of the Week: Human Fireworks aka Burpees

Human Fireworks are the perfect exercise for this Fourth of July holiday weekend. They not only allow you to be your very own firework, but they are a great calorie-burning, full-body exercise. What better way to prep for or work off your favorite holiday treats?   Equipment: None necessary. How To: Lie face down on […]

Exercise of the Week: Push-ups

The push-up. It is one of the most well-known exercises. It is also one of the best exercises for keeping you strong and balanced from your head to your toes. Still, just because people know what it is, does not mean they do it. One of the reasons many people do not do push-ups, even […]

Exercise of the Week: Single-Leg Triple Cone Taps

Single-Leg Triple Cone Taps, or as I like to call it, Tri-Taps, is one of my favorite exercises. This exercise was first introduced to me by my athletic trainer in college. I like it because you don’t feel as though you are exerting that much effort — the hardest part is keeping your balance — […]

Exercise of the Week: Front Plank

The plank. It’s simple. It’s hard. It’s effective. A front plank is a full-body strengthening exercise that requires no fitness equipment — it’s just you and your bodyweight. I personally like to perform planks on my yoga mat to keep my elbows cushioned and my toes from slipping, but that’s not required. You can do […]