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KEEP THAT ‘MO

Momentum – a hard concept to throw a net around, yet understandable at the same time. A sudden spark, and you are a step faster, a shade brighter, a notch more focused. Energy comes from a different dimension—moving is effortless—time stands still yet passes quickly. Most important, you just KNOW the shot is going to [...]

By |2014-05-01T21:18:57+00:00May 1st, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FITNESS FLASH – Family togetherness at the gym

FRIDAY FITNESS FLASH – Family togetherness at the gym With schools on spring break and it being a holiday weekend, this week’s highlight was seeing families exercising together at the gym. ‘Moving families’ is in its own category of how parents can help kids develop regular exercise habits, even when perceived indifference makes it seem [...]

By |2014-04-25T16:33:07+00:00April 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

CARDIO CIRCUIT TRAINING CHALLENGE

Spice up your cardio workout with a simple circuit routine that doubles as a fitness event. Yep, cardio sessions that build heart health AND feature competition and novelty to stoke your intensity-pushing and motivation-driving adrenaline. First, decide how many components you want for your circuit challenge, and then, select the machines. The common choices include [...]

By |2014-04-17T23:35:24+00:00April 17th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Calories on Menus

Louisiana lawmakers recently passed a bill that would require chain restaurants to display nutritional information on their menus; net/net, post the calorie count of each menu item. Hallelujah and yippee!, because knowledge IS power. It’s well documented that most of us are unaware of calorie specifics. It’s also well documented that most of us will [...]

By |2014-04-13T18:26:48+00:00April 13th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Check out your county’s health metrics

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute team recently released the fifth annual County Health Rankings, a report that uses 29 factors to assess the wellbeing of residents in nearly every US county. The results reveal physical inactivity is decreasing and rates of obesity are leveling off, trends that deserve a glass-half-full [...]

By |2014-04-04T17:02:32+00:00April 4th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

CHOICE – A FEATURE OF MODERN LIFE

Motor skill practice is an Iron Footprint Fitness pillar because the better your proficiency the more activity choice you have, and the more activity choice you have the more likely you will engage any given day. It just makes sense. If limited to doing one thing, that one thing is going to get old fast. [...]

By |2014-04-03T21:55:15+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – The ABC’s of March Madness

Whether avid fan or fair-weather spectator you are likely aware that we are smack dab in the middle of ‘March Madness,’ the annual three-week long tournament to crown the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball champions. For parts of these three weeks, many of us rearrange our lives to accommodate game schedules. We (literally) ‘take a [...]

By |2014-03-28T15:40:51+00:00March 28th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

DON’T FORGET THE FUNCTION OF FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

If your gym follows trending fitness then no doubt it offers some rendition of ‘functional fitness.’ Whereas traditional strength training isolates muscle groups to induce strength, endurance, size or power gains (think barbell bench press), functional fitness is all about integration. It teaches muscle groups to work together, and the exercises almost always engage the [...]

By |2014-03-25T20:42:11+00:00March 25th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments