What to Look for in Exercise Videos

Have you been doing exercise videos at home since the pandemic started?  Well, good for you that you are keeping up with your exercise routine. When you need the convenience of an at-home workout, Youtube is overflowing with options. A quick search for the type of exercise you want to do and length (e.g., barre, […]

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Defined Glutes

Strong and shapely glutes are more than aesthetic goals. The functionality of the gluteal muscles should be the priority in exercise program. The gluteal muscles—namely the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus—work together to help us perform daily activities such as standing, sitting and walking. Strong gluteal muscles are essential for pelvic stability, good […]

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Balance

    Why is having better balance so important? Because balance is a vital component of health and physical performance and is essential for activities of daily living like climbing stairs or carrying heavy loads. Balance also improves athletic performance, allowing athletes to move and transfer energy more efficiently. Balance is especially important for older […]

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8 Ways to Make Your Run More Fun

Do you like to run? Yeah, me neither, however, running is a convenient, low-cost and effective way to get a great workout, and, because of its low barrier to entry, it’s the mode of exercise many turn to for their personal health and fitness. Unfortunately, regular endurance running or jogging, whether outdoors or on a […]

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Will Weight Training Make Me Gain Weight?

Are you one the many people who shy away from resistance training  because you mistakenly believe that it will make you gain weight gain or “bulk up?” Many regular exercisers focus on cardio-based activities and avoid the weight room altogether because of this belief and it’s really sad.  Despite what you may have heard or […]

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Knee Safety

  Never had knee pain? Excellent. Let’s keep it that way. And while not all knee problems are preventable, you can prevent many issues and also improve knee function with strength and flexibility training.  With increased muscular strength and flexibility surrounding your knees, the better they bear their load. Muscles are shock absorbers; the stronger […]

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Habits Of Successful Losers

  Did you know that losing weight is hard but keeping it off is even harder?  Yet, there are people who actually do succeed.  What is unique about those who succeed? The answer is buried deep in the archives at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center in Providence, R.I.: the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), […]

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Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Right Now

  Whether you find yourself on vacation without any exercise equipment or you’re working out at home, due to the COVID 19 virus, body-weight exercises can help you stay on track. Here are five of our favorites, from St. Louis, Brentwood and Clayton, MO personal trainers, for getting your whole body moving. A few instructions […]

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At Home Workout For Kids

From Spiderkids As “shelter in place” orders have been instituted around the world due to COVID-19, parents and children alike have struggled to adjust to the confinement and disruption of a “new normal.” Do you have a young athlete at home and are you trying to take their training into your own hands?  Then read […]

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Exercise and Senior Fitness

Advances in medicine and healthcare over the past century have led to increased life expectancies. However, aging is often still accompanied by frailty and a decline in one’s thought processes. There is no question that the lifestyle habits highlighted by researchers—physical activity and a healthy diet, in particular—remain the best ways to not only delay […]

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