Posts Tagged 'exercise'

A Tribute to Jack LaLanne: “The Godfather of Fitness”

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Jack LaLanne, a true trailblazer and champion for fitness, passed away on Monday at the age of 96. Because he is known as one of the founders of the modern fitness movement, I thought it was only fitting to devote a posting to him.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

GET IN THE SWIM!

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It is deep winter now, and most of us live where it is cold, windy, snowy and icy outdoors. Some people like to ski, hike or sled outside in the elements, and those of us who love the winter can keep in shape over the cold months. But even those of us who don’t like the cold need to find some way to exercise in the wintertime.

Posted by Tanya Jan 20, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Video of the Day: Wheelchair Fitness Rope Pull

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Fitness should be a priority no matter what your disability. Doing regular wheelchair exercise will help you increase your strength, flexibility, improve your mobility, strengthen your heart and lungs, and help you control your weight. Watch this video from No Limits Sports to see a new wheelchair exercise. Irregardless of your ability, physical activity is for everybody!

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Top Fitness Trends for 2011: An Introduction

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Over the past five years, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has conducted an annual survey to determine what individuals in the fitness industry believe will be the top trends for the coming year.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 22, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 3

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Course Adjustments

The resulting diagnosis forced a ninety day time delay in the progression toward my goal.  The new goal had to be focused on pain management.  There is an understanding between James and I about the program design.  He takes existing muscle control and mobility functions and helps me to increase strength, mobility, and endurance.  At the same time, he is working with me to try to establish and pattern new movements for areas of non-existent function.  The goal is for function to develop.

Posted by Kerry Dec 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Fountain of Youth: The Secret to Staying Young

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The funny thing is that it’s been inside each of us all along. Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found that physical activity can help us look younger. They found that “endurance” exercises can unlock the stem cells in our muscles, resulting in a younger looking you.

Posted by Jennifer Green Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for A Walk-Part 4

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Passion for the Work-

When someone takes on a role as a personal fitness professional, it is because they have a passion for it. The spectrum of individuals that come into the profession is as broad as the day is long, with different expertise and different goals. As a full- time occupation dedicated to helping people make changes in their lives through guidance, support, and motivation, it requires the provider to be very giving of themselves.

Posted by Kerry Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Stretching Safely: A Personal Perspective

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I would like to begin this blog by saying that I believe everyone can exercise, but exercise must be done in a safe manner to avoid injury.  The best way to do this is to listen to your body and if you feel that something is wrong, whether something is hurting or just does not  feel right, just back out of the exercise.

Posted by Ryan Nov 25, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for a Walk-Part 3

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The Framework of Co-Leadership-

My work and collaboration with James House has been successful due to a number of factors including:

Posted by Kerry Nov 24, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Microchip Will Allow Individuals with Paraplegia to Exercise Paralyzed Limbs

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Engineers have developed a microchip muscle simulator that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralyzed muscles.

Posted by Jennifer Green Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments