Training tip: building balance

How many times a day do you think about your balance? Balance is an important part of many of the activities we do every day, such as walking, going up and down stairs, or getting in and out of a chair. By being aware of your balance and working to strengthen it, you...

Foam rolling

Looking to address muscle tension? In the following Training Tip, personal trainer Marcus Haywood guides you through four foam rolling exercises targeted to release tension in specific areas. Foam rolling, also known as self-myofascial release, is the practice of...

Exercises to do on vacation

When you’re away from home, it can be a challenge to stick with your regular exercise routine. And no time of year is more challenging than the holidays in November and December! To keep active with an on-the-go fitness routine, personal trainer Larry Horner...

Water exercise for arthritis

Personal trainer Sharon Steele works with clients suffering from arthritis in both one-on-one sessions and group training programs. She is certified by Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute, the Aquatic Exercise Association and the Arthritis Foundation. Sharon believes...

Pilates for flexibility

PWC certified Pilates trainer Alyssa Dalrymple offers the following tip for increasing hamstring flexibility. If you have access to a Pilates Reformer machine, you may follow this tip on the Reformer bed. You may also follow the instructions using a TheraBand, as...

The benefits of a workout buddy

Over the last few months, trainer Christine Kauffman has been training Lisa and Jamie, longtime friends who are pictured above. Christine shares the following thoughts on the benefits of having a workout buddy. There’s power in numbers and it’s always more fun as a...