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Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter demonstrates an easy move using a playground swing. READ MORE
Have you set a goal to lose some weight, maybe shed ten pounds for the summer? If so, my advice is, be wary of promises along the lines of, “You can lose 12 pounds this month. Safely and for good!” These types of grand weight loss promises are the opposite of helpful or healthy.
Losing 12 pounds per month is not a safe and realistic goal for everyone. The closer you are to your ideal weight, the harder it will be for you to lose three pounds per week. READ MORE
1. Start on all fours in front of your weeds. Make sure your back is neutral, shoulders are over your hands and hips are stacked over your knees.
2. Keep your hips stable as you straighten your left leg – and don’t forget to weed with your outstretched right hand. Use your core to stay as stable as possible for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times before switching sides. READ MORE
1. Grab a pillow. Lie on your back. Lift your legs up so your knees and hips form a 90-degree angle.
2. Place the pillow between your knees. Make sure your core is engaged and your back is neutral; only your finger tips should fit between your spine and the floor. Use your inner thighs and core to squeeze the pillow. Repeat 10 to 20 times. READ MORE
The answer: I hate to say this, because I used to love relaxing in flip-flops or wearing them to show off a pedicure, but most sandals are not great for your feet – and flip-flops are the worst offenders. READ MORE
Athletes want to be fast and powerful enough to sprint past or out-maneuver their opponents. As a triathlete, the opponent I care most about beating is not someone else, but myself. I never forget a race in which I had the speed and power needed to blow my personal best out of the water. That type of competitive edge is priceless. Read More
The answer: First, congratulations on training regularly. Becoming active is always a good thing for your health, but (I hate to say this) doing crunches is not the most efficient way to reach your goal. Read More
Trainer Kathleen Trotter shows you how to maximize your outdoor time – and still get in a great workout. Watch the Video.
Despite all our advanced training and rapidly developing sports medicine, shoulder injuries are still far too common (not to mention annoying). Once you’ve had one, you NEVER want a recurrence. Not only does a sore shoulder stop you from playing sports that overtly require the shoulder (such as softball), the injury can also negatively effect your ability to perform both daily functional tasks and not-so-obvious activities like running. Read More