Foam Rolling 101- Self Myofascial Release Techniques for Pain Relief

Of all the new fitness techniques and trends that have come across my doorstep over the past 30 years, there is only ONE which I am positive is here to stay. No, it’s not spinning, stepping, Zumba-ing or TRXing. This trend has made a huge difference in my life; reducing chronic pain and stiffness, improving …

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Are Shakes Healthy For You?

Everyone is talking about “shakes”. Many supplement and diet companies advertise shakes as a miracle weight loss tool, while others take protein shakes to fuel muscle building, or as a convenient, quick, meal. Shakes of all kinds: protein, veggie or fruit smoothies, senior nutrition shakes, are available at the corner market. But many people use …

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Introducing The Getting Golf Ready Golf Fitness Program

   Yes, spring is here. I think. Well, sort of….. or, maybe not quite yet….. But, there is no question it is coming soon, and we’ll all be out on the sunny, lush golf courses we love within weeks! While it is disappointing to have such a long hard winter and late spring, looking on …

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Self Myofascial Release- The Most Important Self Care Tool Ever

pain in the calf muscle

OK, so maybe I exaggerated a bit. Maybe not. But, you get my message, right? Self- Myofascial Release, (SMR), aka foam rolling, stick rolling, ball rolling and more, is truly a miracle technique for softening chronically tight tissue, decreasing serious chronic pain, and improving fitness and sports performance. Through my workshops and fitness lectures, I …

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A Treatise on Strength Training

Are You Strong? Of all the things I educate people on, strength training is the most misunderstood aspect of fitness. While I think most people understand that strength is important for all of us, there is still much confusion about what improves strength, what does not, what exercises count as strength training, what do not. …

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Breaking Bad Habits

breaking bad habits

Ahhhh. New Years…. I can feel the excitement beginning! New goals! New habits! A New You! If it were only that easy. We wake up on New Year’s Day overfed and hung-over, and vow to change. We make resolutions and promises under duress, and then think they will stick around all year. Not smart, not …

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