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August Workout: Abs….Pilates Style

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Summer is in full bloom and at the gym, everyone is crunching their way to swimsuit readiness. There are so many abdominal exercises that it can be overwhelming as to which ones really do the job — not only firming, but also increasing the core support of your torso. That’s where the Pilates method shines!…

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June Exercise: Standing Shoulder-Triceps-Biceps Combo

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The Set Up: Place tube under both feet for more resistance or one foot for less. Equal distance on each side. Standing with your feet hip distance apart, abdominals pulled toward your core center, shoulders down, chest lifted. Front Raise/ Anterior Shoulder: Inhale to prep, Exhale and lift arm straight out in front of you being…

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May’s Monthly Exercise: The Bridge

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The Bridge is a simple movement and ideal for stretching the spine, bringing blood flow to the entire back from top to bottom, and strengthening hamstrings and firming bottoms. If you have back issues and have been advised to remain in neutral spine, do not roll through each vertebrae and remain in neutral throughout the…

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April’s Monthly Exercise: The Perfect Plank

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The Plank is a ‘one-stop’ complete body exercise. It will tone your arms, firm your abs, and strengthen the core muscles of your back. Technique is key, and I often see this one exercise done incorrectly with potential of causing muscle pain and or injury. It is contraindicated for anyone with shoulder injuries. And as…

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