Fit & Fresh

Category: Fit

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These are a few of my favorite FITNESS things…

Can you believe Christmas is only two weeks away? Looking for great gift ideas for the fitness lover in your life (or hints to send to your family for yourself)? I compiled a list of a few of my “favorite” fitness go-to’s! ONZIE I can’t speak for the men but these tights are AMAZING for the ladies. They sit next to your…

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Add a Little Pep to Your Step with Impact Training

What’s so important about impact training? Impact training is good for your joints because it increases ligament and tendon tensile strength. It also increases cartilage formation in the joint which helps to prevent deterioration of cartilage. This type of training also helps increase bone density which is SUPER important for an aging population, and similar to strength training, it improves joint…

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Balance

It’s All About Balance!

How often do you think you use your balance skills? Let me answer that for you: EVERY DAY, multiple times a day! Holding five grocery bags in one hand, my phone in the other as I get out of the car, or reaching way up high on my tippy toes to get something down from the top shelf, or walking…

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Beast Mode: You INSPIRE Me!

Working out is hard. There are times it can be daunting, times it’s just not fun, and times when there seems to be no motivation in sight. I’ve been watching a small training group for the past two years, the Beast Mode Squad, led by personal trainer Mike Gallo from RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club. Not only have they inspired me…

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Rock Your Roll!

Do you really know how to foam roll for the most benefit? There are three things I see every day in the gym that don’t necessarily help you, and some are even pointless. First, let’s talk about the benefit of foam rolling. When you exercise, small tears and swelling happen within the fiber of the muscle. It’s a positive thing…

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Sunshine and Summertime!

Wherever you live, the weather is warmer and the sun is shining brighter, while the water, beach, cookouts, family and friends are calling your name. I get it…I don’t want to be spending an hour inside the gym when it’s so much more fun to play outside. Here’s a great workout Josh Pribble, personal trainer at MVP Athletic Club, Rockford, created…

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I Think You’re Awesome

I wasn’t feeling it. I was having one of those low energy days, where it felt like nothing was getting accomplished. My day was kind of running me instead of me running my day. I made the decision that night to get up early and get a lift in before I started the next new day. I still wasn’t into…

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Shoulder Stretch

The muscles and stabilizers that sit around our shoulder joint can get tight and make movement challenging. Injury happens when we continue training with tight muscle groups. Warming up and stretching after workouts is crucial. If you struggle with arthritis, sit and type at a computer all day, have a shoulder injury from the past that still sneaks up on…

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Booty Camp

There are several things I love about my job and one of my favorites is that at every MVP club across Michigan and Florida I have really great friends and co-workers. Andrea Scott (MVP Athletic Club, Crahen Sales & Fitness Manager) and I have been buddies since 2009 when we both were working at MVP Sportsplex as personal trainers. Since the…

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Pull Ups

Pull ups! It’s Always Fun Hanging Around with Jake…

So can I just get real with you guys? I planned to write this several months ago because I thought “who doesn’t want to know how to do pull ups or learn how to do more of them?” It’s one of those defining exercises that tells you where your fitness level is, according to Jake (RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club Training…

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