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The question: Are there any new fitness trends that are particularly effective workouts? Zumba, ballet boot camp? I don’t want to waste my time. The answer: I smiled when I read your question, because I get asked versions of “what … Continue reading
I feel better after every workout, but I feel the best after a great interval workout! Love the post interval “high”! Curious how you can turn your workouts into an interval session? Read my most recent “ask the trainer” column!
The question: What is your perspective on spreading your weight training out during the day? For example, doing shorter workouts at two or three different times for a total of one hour a day? I have heard that it is … Continue reading
The question: I think I want to try kettlebells. They look interesting. Are they useful? What do I do with them? The answer: I have a love-hate relationship with kettlebells. The powerful movements they require don’t come naturally to me. … Continue reading
The question: Other than using a stability ball for crunches and push-ups, I am at a loss for what to do with it. Any suggestions? The answer: Most traditional exercises can be modified to involve the stability ball. Read More
The question: What exercises can I do to slim my thighs? The answer: Unfortunately, it is not possible to spot-reduce fat from particular areas. But don’t despair. Although site-specific exercises don’t necessarily decrease body fat, they aren’t useless. They can … Continue reading
The Question: I play tennis every summer, but I haven’t played all winter. Are there exercises I can do to prepare? The Answer: Absolutely! I was just tweaking my own workout regime in anticipation of tennis season so I will … Continue reading
The question: I have been hearing a lot about “fascia” at the gym and the importance of rolling out fascia and “fascial stretching.” What exactly is it, and why is stretching and rolling it out important? The answer: Thomas Myers, … Continue reading
The question: Do body-weight exercises count as resistance training? What am I doing when I add weights to a squat or lunge? The answer: Body-weight only exercises are certainly resistance training, but they only remain effective for so long. Read … Continue reading
The question: When I go to the gym with a friend, are there partner exercises we can do together, other than just doing the same exercises side-by-side? The answer: Absolutely! There are tonnes of fantastic partner exercises that are both … Continue reading