Exercise Alert!

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In Core FITClass this week we’re focusing on rediscovering old favorites! It has been a while since we’ve completed this exercise and quickly remembered just how awesome it is. Check it out for yourself:

Weighted Lunge Hop

A great exercise for increasing the heart rate and toning your legs. Maintain your stance during this exercise by keeping the legs in a lunge position during the entire series. (Complete 8-12 repetitions on each side, 3-4 sets.)

Need a low impact option? Take out the hop by shifting your body weight up to toes, bringing both heels up, and then lower into the lunge position.

Safety tips:

  • Keep front knee behind the toe
  • Align the back knee, toe, and heel straight forward
  • Careful not to roll the ankles to either side

For more exercise suggestions go to www.fitgirltraining.com

Steps to Avoid an Accident

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It may come as no surprise that balance and coordination deteriorate with age. Below is a great article outlining reasons for regular exercise, along with ways to keep the mind-body connection strong. Hafner’s article also brings to light possible negative effects of long-term medication use.

New York Times article written by Katie Hafner on November 3, 2014.

Preventing a fall, and the resulting injuries, isn’t simply a matter of being more careful. Indeed, experts who have studied falls wish that people would take measures to protect themselves much as they do against heart disease or viral infections.

Please visit www.fitgirltraining.com to read the full article.

Stop Making Excuses!

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excusesWe’ve heard it a million times . . . if you want to reach your goals, stop making excuses and just get your workout done.

I’m here to admit – it can be really hard! When someone in my life needs something, I jump and put myself on the back burner. (Sadly, the back burner gets turned off at night.)

It helps having the kids back at school, but that doesn’t stop the mental excuses on busy days.

Excuse/Response: 

  • I don’t have enough time to get all my sets in, so I’ll do it on X-day!

Do what you can with the time available and move on

  • The day got away and I’m tired

Focus your energy on a basic workout session

  • I’m sore and need an extra day of rest

15-20 minutes of Yoga will do wonders!

“Excuses” turn into set backs and we all know it. The point is to just keep going and do your best. Not every single workout will be spectacular because life gets in the way. Stopping derails all your effort up to that point and makes getting back on take WAY longer!

So there you have it, my excuses for everyone to see. Feel free to share your excuses, no judgments 😉

Wishing you bountiful energy and drive to get on track and stay there!!