Trainer Tips



MORE CORE!

IN SHAPE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINER TIP by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer It seems to be fairly common to neglect core specific exercises during a regular exercise routine. It can also be a practice to work the abdominal muscles at the end of a workout, which can be lacking in any kind of real muscle exertion. One way to avoid …

Try Something New This Year!

In Shape Athletic Club Trainer Tip By Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer Add some variety to your workout by trying something new this year.  It is important to challenge both your body and your mind by engaging in different activities.  This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch, just mix things up a bit.  Many people use the treadmills, …

IT’S THAT TIME!

IN SHAPE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINER TIP by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer If New Year is what you have been waiting for to start going to the gym, or to begin a new exercise routine, well that time has come. Start this year off by setting a goal, making a plan, and following through! Take advantage of all the group …

Back Extension with BOSU Trainer

Presented by: Kelley Pearce ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Start with your pelvis place on the BOSU trainer and feet against the wall. Cross arms so that your hands cross the body and you are touching you shoulders. Lift your chest off the BOSU trainer you that you feel you back muscles engage. Move to back to starting position. Give the …

Modified Push Ups

by Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer   Push ups are a wonderful exercise for core and upper body strength.  However, doing a push up properly can be a challenge and if done incorrectly can be more detrimental than helpful.  If you are having difficulty with pushups, try modifying it by performing it on a slant.  This can be done at …

BOSU for BALANCE

Body-weight squats/air squats are a great option that can be added into a regular exercise routine. There are many variations to this form of squat, but using a Bosu ball can take this exercise to another level. The squats can be performed the same, but the instability of the Bosu ball forces more muscle engagement form the legs and core in order …

Jackknife with Stability Ball

End the year with a bang! Provided by Kelley Pearce–ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Start in a prone (face down) position, with thighs on the stability ball. Place wrist, elbows, and shoulder in a straight line. Activate core by bracing abdominal area. Pull knees into chest and release back to starting position. To advance core activation, place the stability ball farther …

Overstuffed from Thanksgiving?

Feeling a little “overstuffed” from Thanksgiving? Come take one of our HIIT classes or follow these easy workouts on one of our cardio machines to get you back on track. According to Shape Magazine you should: Do a high-intensity workout 12 to 16 hours after a big meal. Working out hard during this timeframe helps your body burn off the energy in the …

Benefits of Yoga

by Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer Many people are intimidated by yoga classes because they feel they’re not flexible enough or their balance isn’t strong or there is a fear of group classes.  Yes, we all have different levels of flexibility and strength, but one can only improve with practice.  During  yoga class, people are generally focused inward and are …

LUNGES WITH A TWIST!

by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer Lunges are a very beneficial exercise to have in a workout routine. Although, there are a wide variety of movements that can be performed within this exercise, there is also the option to add weight. The Weighted Twist Lunge is not only going to add weight to strengthen the legs, but will also engage …