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Stretches for Lower Back Pain

If you've ever had pain in your low back, you've probably Googled stretches for lower back pain.  Stretching and/or massage can temporarily relieve lower back pain, but it's often not the cure. With my clients who have been doing stretches for lower back pain, I often...

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Quick Workouts at Home

I'm a big believer that you don't need to spend an hour exercising.  Quick workouts at home are both convenient and effective.  The key is how the workout is structured. The triple set links together three exercises to work similar muscles.  You fatigue quicker and...

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Total Body Workout with Weights

Workouts I love include a total body workout with weights and quick workouts at home.  I'm a firm believer that workouts don't have to be long or complex to be effective. Each 5x5 block can be a stand-alone workout if you need a 10minute strength and cardio workout. ...

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Lessons Learned from my Hike at Elevation

The leader said it was going to be an easy, 3 mile hike.  He said my tennis shoes would be fine to wear.  I didn't have hiking boots anyway.  This personal trainer was in for quite an experience!  Here are the lessons I learned from my hike at elevation. I was in Park...

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Bodyweight Exercises For Women

As a mom, it's easy to talk yourself out of a workout.  "I don't have time.  Netflix is calling.  I don't have a babysitter.  I haven't had coffee."  Etc, etc.  Right?! You really just need a workout to be convenient.  And that's where bodyweight exercises for women...

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Should You Stretch Before Exercising

A question that I'm often asked is, "should I stretch before exercising?"  The short answer is no.  But stay with me if you'd like to know why.......... First up, there has been research to show that stretching before a workout does not prevent injury.  So if you...

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