Fitness

Strength Training at Home

Date: January 6, 2017
Strength training improves muscle strength, power, endurance, and size. It also reduces your body fat, increases your body metabolism so you burn more calories each day, enhances your balance and stability, and keeps your bones strong. It also can reduce the symptoms associated with chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, or osteoporosis.
Strength Training at Home

Mix it Up: Working with TRX Suspension Straps

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
Mix it Up: Working with TRX Suspension Straps

What's in Your Gym Bag? Exercise Gloves

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Wearing exercises gloves is a great way to protect your hands from calluses and improve your grip when weight lifting.
What's in Your Gym Bag? Exercise Gloves

Perfect Form: Lunges

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Improper form can hinder your results and increase your risk for injury. We consulted fitness expert and JMC at the JCC trainer, Vincent Leonard, for the skinny on perfecting your lunge form.
Perfect Form: Lunges

Fitness Center Etiquette

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Most fitness centers provide an introductory session to go over facility rules and procedures. But after you find your routine, it can be easy to forget the proper fitness center etiquette. Here are some reminders of what NOT to do at your center.
Fitness Center Etiquette

Switching Up Your Workout: Group Fitness Classes

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 28, 2016
Need to switch up your workout? It's easy to get stuck in the same routine or class. Here are some fun and challenging classes/programs that will shake up your routine and your body!
Switching Up Your Workout: Group Fitness Classes

Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

Date: December 28, 2016
Experts say proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet. It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of...
Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

What's in Your Gym Bag? Choosing the Best Water Bottle

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 22, 2016
Staying hydrated during your workout is a key factor for your energy and performance. So don’t workout empty-handed.
What's in Your Gym Bag? Choosing the Best Water Bottle

5 Tips for Selecting a Personal Trainer

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 16, 2016
Personal training services are available at most fitness facilities and private trainers often run studios out of their homes or will even travel to you. With so many options, here are some tips for choosing a trainer.
5 Tips for Selecting a Personal Trainer

Perfect Form: Bicep Curls

By: Tiffany Jones, Health & Wellness Navigator
Date: December 9, 2016
Improper form can hinder your results and increase your risk for injury. We consulted fitness expert and Jupiter Medical Center at the JCC trainer, Vincent Leonard for the skinny on perfecting your bicep curl.
Perfect Form: Bicep Curls