Trainer Tips



TAKE A SEAT

IN SHAPE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINER TIP  by Dareck Cordell, Certified Personal Trainer There are many exercises that are usually done from a standing position. This is definitely not a bad thing, but performing some of the same movements from a seated position can actually help to isolate a specific muscle group. Although, there are many exercises that can be done …

Val Slide

Provided by Kelley Pearce – ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist Start in a push-up position with Gliders under your hands. Glide one arm out in front of you as you move into your push-up. Return to starting position. To Modify: Instead of beginning on your toes, move down to your knees, this will give you an advantage by decreasing your body weight. If …

Fitness on the Road

By Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer Many people travel for their job or fun but still want to have an exercise program for they’re away.  Resistance tubing and bands are easy and light-weight tools to pack and are not expensive.  There are many exercises for both upper and lower body that can use only the resistance bands and don’t require …

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 …