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Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

I see people slave away in the gym and still want to know how to burn more calories.It’s really quite simple… the more you move, the more you burn. Here are a few ways to get a little extra calorie burn in and out of the gym. Do one, do them all, but whatever you do… move! 🙂 Outside of the Gym: Park Farther Away You know this one. The more steps you take in a single day the more calories you burn. Everyone always wants to find the spot closest to the front, but why? If you are working…

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Workout Routines You Can Do In Your Pool

I’d like for you all to meet Becky. She’s written up a few things you can do in the water to get fit and stay fit. You don’t necessarily have to have a pool, the ocean works too or even at the gym. Living in San Diego it’s hard to stay indoors for a workout when it’s gorgeous outside, so you will definitely see my in the gym pool doing these workouts! Thank you Becky!!! 🙂   Hi everybody, my name is Becky, and I write for AnAopleperday.com.  I’m delighted to be writing a guest post for The Wellness Doer….

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What is the 10 Minute Squat Test? (Guest Post)

Wellness-doers…can you DO this?!? WHAT IS THE 10 MINUTE SQUAT TEST? A basic test of lower body flexibility and mobility that… Is a “truth-teller” about if your lower body range of motion is adequate for a long and healthy life of movement, exercise and play! Facilitates digestion, Prevent’s or eases low back tightness (when practiced religiously) Ensures a healthy spine and joints for years to come (there’s a reason most cultures in the world who use the squat as a basic resting position don’t have the kinds of back pain we have in our modern society!) Try out this 10…

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4 Tips for Performing Better

I attend the 3-Day Perform Better Fitness Conference in Long Beach every year. Last year I posted: Who is it Really About? That post was more so my little jab at personal trainers… I know, I know, I’m a personal trainer but somebody had to say it. Well this year there is no jabs. Just a couple things that seemed to be mentioned quite a bit that can help us all perform better. performing better, performing better 1. Straighten yourself out. No matter how much you workout if your body is not in proper alignment your body can not function at…

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Workout Corner: 2 Great Exercises for Your Backside

Highlighted Muscle: Hamstrings Exercise 1: Hamstring Curl w/ Stability Ball Benefits: It’s a good exercise to work the hamstrings while controlling the lumbo pelvic hip complex and a great movement to ‘teach’ the core / hips / thigh to stabilize while hamstrings are working concentrically/eccentrically. Preparation: Start by lying on your back with arms outstretched at your side. Place heels on the ball with toes pointing straight up. Next, curl your heels toward your glutes by bending your knees – keeping your hips high. Then slowly return to the start position while maintaining the level of your hips throughout the entire…

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6 Reasons Why Strength Training is Important

It’s that picture just the funniest!!!??? It’s funny to me that my job of choice is a personal trainer yet I rarely ever write about fitness. Maybe it’s because I teach/live it all day (maybe except for weekends) that my attention goes else where when I sit down in front of the keyboard. But not today, today I write about the importance of strength training. Why? Well… because it’s important. I’m aware that not everybody likes the gym and some people would rather stab their foot with a nail before they would pick-up a dumbbell but who knows, maybe I…

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What I Love About Exercise

A client recently asked me what I love about exercises. Thought I’d share my answer with all of you. Q: What part of your workout do you enjoy the most? The anticipation leading up to your workout, the sweat and burning sensation of your muscles while working out, or the gratification of the post workout? Or is there something entirely different that makes you enjoy working out so much, that you go back the next day? A: OK… so when I read this question my very first though that came to mind on what part of my workouts do I enjoy most…

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