stretching

Ready, Set, Ouch? 5 Stretches to Keep You and the Family Injury-Free – Fitness Article

Ready, Set, Ouch? 5 Stretches to Keep You and the Family Injury-Free Tis the season for outdoor family activities: Pick-up football games, ultimate frisbee, scenic jogs, mountain hikes through the foliage… But if your body is not prepared for these seasonal activities — hello pulled hamstring and neck spasms. That’s why you should make sure to take time to focus on stretching those tightly wound quads, calves, hamstrings, and back; because you can’t keep it moving on Monday if, well,…

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Fascial stretching – Kathleen Trotter – Fitness Article

Fascial stretching – Kathleen Trotter What a fantastic way to start a day!!! Love ❤️ this variation on the classic bird dog!! Placing a squishy ball under the shin adds a “fun” core and balance challenge!! I know what my clients will be trying tomorrow 😝😝 Keep pelvis stable. Try not to shift. Use bum of support leg and core to stabilize you and bum of moving leg to lift leg!! Use arm pits to support your upper body!! #pilates…

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Developmental Yoga 1 (by Trainer Elisabetta Bruno) – Workout Fitness Article

Developmental Yoga 1 (by Trainer Elisabetta Bruno) The idea with this workout is to slowly improve your range of motion by repeating the exercises and lengthening the time spent doing them gradually. Both active and passive stretching are employed in this workout. Don’t force any poses, just let your body guide you to where it feels good, and try to take long, relaxed breaths. Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Elisabetta Bruno for this awesome workout by giving it a like…

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Recovery: Best Cool-Down Moves | VASA Fitness – Fitness Article

Recovery: Best Cool-Down Moves | VASA Fitness We’ve heard of the importance of warm-ups… It prevents injuries and helps prepare you for your workout. But, let’s talk about something that is often looked over, cooling down. Cooling down is important because it helps lower your heart-rate and breathing gradually, prevents injury, and helps prevent muscle soreness and tightness.Because cooling down is so important, we thought we would share our favorite cool-down moves and tips with you! TIPSStart your cool down by…

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ELDOA – Kathleen Trotter – Fitness Article

ELDOA – Kathleen Trotter Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE attending any type of continuing education — so the ELDOA moves themselves AND the act of getting certified were both pockets of joy. Giving myself the space and time to sharpen my “practitioner eyes,” network and be inspired by other trainers, and add additional tools to my professional toolbox makes me a happy duck. Plus, the ELDOA poses make my spine happy! To be honest, I didn’t love…

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Ready, Set, Ouch? 5 Stretches to Keep You and the Family Injury-Free – Fitness Article

Ready, Set, Ouch? 5 Stretches to Keep You and the Family Injury-Free Tis the season for outdoor family activities: Pick-up football games, ultimate frisbee, scenic jogs, mountain hikes through the foliage… But if your body is not prepared for these seasonal activities — hello pulled hamstring and neck spasms. That’s why we want to take the first week of this month to focus on stretching those tightly wound quads, calves, hamstrings, and back; because you can’t keep it moving on…

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Improve Your Posture with these Pilates Movements – Workout Fitness Article

Improve Your Posture with these Pilates Movements There’s more to your posture than standing or sitting taller and straighter. In fact, posture plays a key role in overall body health. Circulation, range of motion, releasing pressure on your organs and ligaments, all have posture to thank.Posture can also prevent repetitive strain or injury. This is because when we sit all day at work or perform the same actions, our posture degrades over time. The result? We start to develop aches…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Targeted Cool Down – Workout Fitness Article

Do these exercises to cool down and stretch out target areas after running, biking or weightlifting. This quick 6-minute stretching sequence can be added to the end of any workout. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you…

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How To Do The Mermaid Side Stretch – Workout Fitness Article

10.28.2019 0 0 Flexibility, Pilates, Pilates Exercise, Stretching The Mermaid is a common Pilates exercise that can be done on the mat, as well as on the reformer and chair.  It is a great movement to stretch your lats, quadratus lumborum, and intracostal muscles and to improve thoracic spine mobility.  Begin by assuming a Z-sit position where your knees are side sitting with both knees to one side.  If this causes any discomfort in your hips or knees, you can…

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How To Do The Series of Five on a Mat – Workout Fitness Article

How To Do The Series of Five on a Mat The Series of Five is a sequence of five classical mat exercises performed in consecutive order. This series is a great way to build endurance in the abdominal musculature. It also works all of the layers of the abdominal muscles in one exercise. If you are looking for a great way to give yourself an effective abdominal workout look no further! The Series of Five is a surefire way to…

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