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Aquatic Suspension Techique

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018

What is suspension technique? The term “suspension training”, trademarked by Fitness Anywhere, LLC., involves a system of ropes or straps with an anchor point using resistance body weight exercises and leverage to physically condition the body with compound movements. There are different types of suspension equipment. TRX is the original suspension system product created by Navy Seal Commander...

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Stronger Seniors® Chair HIIT

Posted by and on May 6, 2016

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage, but is it appropriate at any age? This IAFC 2016 session will explain the benefits and drawbacks of HIIT training and the importance of evaluating modifications for older adults. Benefits Insulin response (increased insulin sensitivity, decreased fasting insulin) Cardiovascular health, including increased aerobic and anaerobic capacity...

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FunKtional Barre

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015

Remember when it was popular for football players to take ballet classes? The ideas and reasoning behind such a recommendation was so they would become more agile, graceful, light on their feet, and to increase their flexibility. There are many football players who have taken ballet training, as well as Pilates, yoga and dance, but probably the most famous example is Lynn Swann. In the 1970’s...

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Stronger Seniors Posture & Balance

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Recently I saw Carol Burnett guest star on Hawaii Five-O, and I said to my husband “See her spine, she looks much younger than her age.” She was portraying Steve McGarrett’s aunt, whereas she actually could have been his great aunt. I’m not referring to plastic surgery, because many stars purchase that youth, but what you can’t purchase is the posture. She is aging gracefully, and making it...

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Seated Adaptations for Pilates

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Listen to “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, by Otis Redding, and it invokes a peaceful scene. I would like nothing more than to relax, sit on the dock, and watch the tide roll away, but after sitting and reading “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” by NASA scientist Joan Vernikos, PhD., I thought “How can I possibly justify the benefits of seated exercise?”. Dr. Vernikos research is based on studies...

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