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4 Heart Pounding Yoga Poses for Your Abs

by Marnie Bii March 30th, 2022| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Your core muscles provide the support your body needs while getting in shape and gaining strength. Without strong abdominal muscles, you are at risk of injuring your lower back while performing heavy lifting moves. You also need a strong core while performing high intensity movements during your exercise routine.

Yoga for Runners

by Denise Druce September 12th, 2012| Fitness Expert
I did an informal poll today in a yoga class, and I learned that about half of my students consider themselves runners.  Some are just trying it out for the first time, and some are training for their ump-teenth marathon.  I can’t say enough about the benefits of yoga

Fascinating Fascia

by Denise Druce July 11th, 2012| Fitness Expert
According to Wikipedia, “fascia is soft connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to disease, overuse, trauma, infections, or inactivity. This restriction often results in pain, muscle tension, and diminished blood flow.”

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Yoga for Cyclists

by Denise Druce February 8th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Today, in a training course for indoor cycle instructors, I realized that I had made my 10th remark about (and sales pitch for) the benefits of yoga for cyclists.  If you’re logging a lot of miles in the saddle, and aren’t balancing out your workouts with yoga, read on. 

New Year’s Yoga Resolution?

by Denise Druce January 11th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Here we are again, the gyms are full of folks with great intentions and new resolutions. In looking at the research, I learned that almost half of American adults make resolutions each new year. Among the top New Year's resolutions are promises to lose weight and exercise, and this year,

Reach the Glass

by Denise Druce August 10th, 2011| Fitness Expert
Very often, our best lessons are learned from the warriors in our life who are fighting the most difficult battles. Recently I attended a meeting for people with MS, and heard an inspiring story. Abby, a beautiful woman who has struggled with Multiple Sclerosis for many years, talked of

Yoga for a Strong Back

by Denise Druce June 17th, 2011| Fitness Expert
These tips for a strong back are courtesy of Denise Druce, a registered yoga teacher who holds a Master's Degree in Public Health.

It’s estimated that approximately 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time (1). Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the US population

A Fun Today and A Healthier Tomorrow

by Chang Song March 15th, 2011| Sports
While many Americans spend a fortune buying expensive training equipments and dietary supplements, and paying outrageous fees for gym memberships, many of them don't actually enjoy the experience of working out and getting fit. Now, the thought of that defies logic: why would anyone do anything or, especially, buy
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Enter the “Metrics”

by Joe Lawrence February 3rd, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Running, Sports, Strength Training
There are two simple words that can deliver unbelievable results: isometrics and plyometrics.  One is for speed and explosiveness.  The other builds strength and flexibility.  Both are notorious for getting you in awesome shape.

Isometric exercises use your body's weight or strength to make your muscles work.  Huh?  A perfect example

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