4 Affordable Tools to Help Ease Your Back Pain

After experiencing some serious back issues for close to 2 years, I’ve tried almost everything when it comes to easing my back and hip pain. From medications, to physical therapy, to stretching, to dry needling, to meditation to massage to changing to a standing desk.… well, you get it. I’ve done a lot. While some …

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Tools of the Trade – The Best Equipment for At-Home Fitness

While gyms and fitness centers remain a gold standard for those looking to get fit and stay fit, a surprising number of Americans are turning to at-home fitness programs to replace or supplement their gym workouts. At Personal Best Personal Training, 80% of my clients workout solely at home, and another 10% workout at home …

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Ease Chronic Pain and Improve Exercise Performance with Self -Massage

Foam rollers are a “new” self massage tool that, in my opinion, are an absolutely essential part of any workout. Foam rollers, tennis balls, massage sticks and other devices can be used to roll and knead tight, overused muscles and fascia to soften the tissue and prepare it for exercise, or soften the tissue to release …

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Core Exercises – Dead Bug

Welcome to my first attempt at uploading video to my blog! This exercise, adapted from physical therapy, is great for people who are not sure how to activate their transverse abdominus muscle.  Through a deep exhale, and brief posterior pelvic tilt, (also activating internal obliques), most will finally feel the TA and surrounding muscles contract. While this is …

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