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lunges

Are lunges bad for your knees??

By Christina Prevett | July 16, 2019

Like everything we can’t really give you a definitive answer….. while some cases lunges can actually help with knee pain by strengthening the muscles around the joint. While others sometimes using lunges at such extreme angles can put a little added stress on the joints which is not necessary in some cases.  BUT they’re never […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | July 14, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is butterfly pose. This pose is a great stretch for your hips, which is important for those of us who sit most of the day, or notice a lack mobility when squatting or doing other movements. This pose is quite accessible, the only reason you might not want to try […]

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wall ball

How To’s: Wall Ball’s

By Christina Prevett | July 9, 2019

We use Wall ball’s a ton for conditioning but they can also work on explosiveness and power training. So where is a quick break down on how to  The Perfect Squat: We could (and have) do a thousand videos on the proper squat so today is just going to be the upwards motion of the […]

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posture

Do you Actually Have Poor Posture???

By Christina Prevett | July 8, 2019

I hate to use the word posture when describing it as good or bad, because there really isn’t a universal way we should all stand. Each of us have different bodies and mechanics that will all have us standing differently, BUT is it really just that you have bad posture. Or is your upper back […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Back

By Vanessa Kiriakou | July 7, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is actually two poses! Cat pose and cow pose are two poses often strung together with the breath. Together, they help to stretch out the muscles of the back as well as the chest and hips. They are very beginner friendly and can be done anywhere! They are […]

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Resistance Band & Bodyweight Exercises For Travel

By Vanessa Kiriakou | July 1, 2019

Summer means more travelling and more time away from routine than normal. Time off from the gym and from your training can sometimes be a good thing! Training hard all the time is mentally and physically draining. Don’t feel bad for taking a week off during your vacation time to just relax. However, if you […]

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