Five Spring Outdoor Workout Ideas

Five Spring Outdoor Workout Ideas

It is time to get outside. Moving your body in nature (even if your “nature” is mostly cars and concrete) is essential for your mental and physical health!  As I always tell my clients, “The worse your mood, the more important the workout” and, “Blah, blah, blah. GO WORK OUT!” The only workout you ever regret is the one you do not do, and do not give yourself the opportunity to think your way out…

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Strong Feet and Ankles for Better Running

Balance Test, Unipedal Stance

“Strong feet” may not be the “sexiest” of fitness goals, but it is an important one, nonetheless. I resisted intentionally strengthening my feet and ankles for years. I thought, “I don’t need to devote dedicated time to lifting my toes, balancing on one leg, etc .… That part of my body will just get strong…

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5 Ways to Keep Cardio Workouts Interesting

woman doing plank at home

Do you thrive in the cardio lane? You don’t have to become a soccer player if you hate team sports and running. I am absolutely a believer in finding activities that you enjoy—or at least activities you don’t despise. The benefits of any workout are moot if you can’t actually make yourself do the activity.…BUT,…

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Sit Fit Training Ideas

KATHLEEN TROTTER

BY KATHLEEN TROTTER, PTS A small and lightweight tool that can give your clients more practical results for their balance and foot proprioception.

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New Times, New Strategies

man work out

It is a new world, one filled with ZOOM, facemasks, heightened anxiety, home gyms… oh, and did I mention anxiety? The conundrum is this: although our new normal has made “health” feel almost impossible, it also has made healthy living an absolute must—a non-negotiable. Exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and maintaining a nutritious diet not only…

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Journaling the Next Generation: Beyond the Basic Food and Diet Journal

Beyond the Basic Food and Diet Journal

The traditional food and exercise journal is — for good reason — a staple of the health field. Too many of us overestimate our healthy choices and drastically underestimate our unhealthy ones — the foods we mindlessly eat, the workouts we skip, the degree to which we rely on coffee, etc. Asking clients to record…

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How to help clients improve their mindset

podcast

Stop trying to get your clients motivated. Let go of the goal of “building willpower”. Instead help your clients build appropriate “systems”. In this episode: 4:00 – A better way to look at New Year’s resolutions 7:00 – How your client can find their fit; why “one size fits all” doesn’t work for everyone when…

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