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Winter Workout Series: Superset 1

This is the first group of exercises in our Winter Workout series.  This group can be done separate but if added to all of the exercises to follow over the coming weeks will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of a Step Up to High Knee and an Elevated Push Up.  Start with 2 [...]

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Staying Safe Outside

Is working out inside as boring as watching paint dry for you? There is no reason you cannot continue to exercise outside as the weather cools off and we lose daylight. Two keys to outdoor exercise in the winter are being visible to oncoming motorists, whether running or cycling, and your own personal comfort. Gear [...]

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Indoor Winter Workout Series: An Introduction

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing video of some great indoor exercises.  Some will require dumbbells, some may only require the floor. When put together they will give you a complete workout to keep you moving all winter. Before the series starts, let’s talk about the workout plan. For best results, we [...]

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Indoor Workouts for the Winter Months

The cold weather is here, and you have no intention running through the snow and cold to stay in shape. What is the best way to keep your body from hibernating this winter? Should you workout out at home or join a gym? Each has their pros and cons. Equipment is a big positive for [...]

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Are you skipping the most important part of your workout

Your training program is designed to tear you down so that you can recover stronger, faster and in better condition. All of those positive changes occur after you have finished your exercises. To see the best results and to prepare your body for your next workout session, regeneration is important. Regeneration consists of activities and [...]

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Fall and winter training

With steam coming off the lake in the morning, it’s clear that fall is probably here.  With it can come a decrease in training and meals full of those amazing calorie filled comfort foods and a season of arm-chair quarterbacking. Don’t let your fitness slip away this year as your “off-season” begins. You worked too [...]

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Can athletes have sleep apnea?

Yes they can! The Pro Player Health Alliance hosts free public events for fans to learn about the personal struggles of their football heroes. Their Tackle Sleep Apnea campaign is for people to see firsthand that even super star athletes are vulnerable to this disorder. The Pro Player Health Alliance is raising awareness in a [...]

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Activity monitor devices

Remember when the only way to track your activity was a “high-tech” pedometer you wore on your belt? You know, the kind you can shake in your hand to meet your step goal for the day. These devices have come along way over the last couple of years and now can track everything from step [...]

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Quick Tips to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Symptoms at Work

I recently read a newsletter (Ergopoints E-newsletter) on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and thought it would be good to share. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain, weakness, tingling and/or numbness of the thumb, index and middle fingers that occurs when the median nerve gets compressed at the wrist. Repetitive movements and prolonged awkward postures may produce or [...]

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What can I do to strenghthen my glutes?

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Women’s Health May 2013), “The glutes (or butt muscles) are one of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee (patellar tendonitis).  Researchers found that in people with knee pain, the glutes didn’t fire properly while running or walking up and down stairs, which [...]

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