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Reverse Stepping Lunge and Scissor

Step back into the lunge and open your chest with this posture correcting upper body exercise that emphasizes the shoulders to pull back and down, strengthening the shoulder stabilizers that help protect against shoulder injury. I love the scissors for this, be it with the tubing, band or TRX. Give it a shot! See me for technique on this and more, the exercise technique expert…

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Young person posture versus old person posture

Have you noticed that you can tell a person’s approximate age from a distance? It has to do with their posture. There is a distinct way a young person carries herself that provide clues about her age. That difference is what I refer to as young person’s posture versus old person’s posture. Over time we develop bad habits that pull our body down and inward.…

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Program design is essential

Are you saying “no” to activities you’ve enjoyed in the past because you just can’t do them anymore?  Then perhaps it is time to say “yes” to professional fitness training. Case in point. A few years ago, a longtime client decided to re-evaluate her fitness needs. Instead of investing in coaching, she opted to buy a Peloton bike, figuring she could do it herself. Instead,…

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Posture 101

My neck and shoulders hurt all the time. Is that normal? Chronic soreness and tension in your neck and shoulders is not normal or desired, however, it is a condition of today’s lifestyle. Sitting (or standing for that matter) with your head down and forward distorts your body in ways that result in faulty biomechanics leading to tension in your neck and upper back. Not…

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HEALTH CARE VS SICK CARE

Our health care system focuses on treating disease, also known as “sick care”, which is one of the reasons why health insurance costs keep rising. Sick care only concentrates on treating illness, while true health care, also called “self-care”, focuses more on prevention. With the cost of treatment to cure illness not only being more costly but also adding suffering to the equation, wouldn’t a…

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Ouch? What’s that pain in my neck?

Surprise! It is your body rebelling against technology. That ache is directly related to the time you spend hunched over your mobile device, computer or steering wheel. The next time you notice someone’s head jutting forward several inches in front of their body or rounding their shoulders you are seeing the effects of technology on the body. This is sometimes called tech-neck, text-neck or turtle…

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