Low Lunge Plus Twist

The low lunge with a twist is a great exercise to help improve mobility. Pushing the hips down towards the floor helps get a deeper stretch through your upper hamstring and glutes. The addition of the twist helps to open up your chest muscles and the entirety of your back. 

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Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian): Dark Chocolate and Flavonoids

Are you buying your loved one chocolate this Valentine’s day? That might be the right thing to do considering February is heart health month. Research suggests a diet high in antioxidants leads to a lower risk for coronary heart disease- specifically, a diet high in the antioxidant called, flavonoids. While eating dark chocolate won’t necessarily […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Proper Barbell Chest Press Form

The two videos below demonstrate correct and incorrect barbell chest press form. The biggest mistake we see in the barbell chest press is the pathway the bar takes, like whether it glides back & up creating an arc pathway (correct) or is straight up & down creating a vertical pathway (incorrect). Also, engagement of the […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian) – Heart Health: Eggs

Eggscellent lean protein source! Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years for those with heart disease. Why? Because some believe they are too high in cholesterol, a blood component most people are trying to prevent from spiking. Luckily for egg lovers, it’s actually the saturated fat content in foods that raises blood cholesterol […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday

Scared of doing side planks because of your carpal tunnel or wrist joint? Here is one way to scale your side plank: create an equal sign with your arms. This centralizes your body weight. Get into plank position, arms still making equal signs, knees on the floor. Rotate so your right arm, weight between this […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Proper Lat Pulldown Exercise

Sit with hips under the bar/pulley and slightly lean back to engage the core. Stabilize your body and pull the bar down to the upper portion of your chest. Allow the bar to return to the top and repeat for desired repetitions. This exercise engages the lats, trapezius, biceps, triceps, forearms muscles throughout the movement.  […]

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