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Hip strengthening exercises from RunnersWorld.com

Hip strengthening exercises from RunnersWorld.com.

 

Check out this article on some easy to do, at home exercises for strengthening your hips.

You may think you have knee problems and not even know that it’s actually your hips that are in trouble.

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Four Minute Workout!

Get in a quick workout before or after work; combine it with cardio and abs and you’re good to go.

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Sunny Sunday

Hello all,

 

What a gorgeous day here in Vancouver today!

Sunshine really encourages and motivates us to get off our behinds and get something done.

Get outside and enjoy the extra vitamin D; the sunshine vitamin. Do some yardwork, go for a walk or bike ride, or just get moving outdoors today.

A half hour walk can be invigorating even if you are not moving really fast. You can make it a social occasion by inviting a friend.

Whatever you do, try to be active every day. The more you do, the more normal it will feel to be active regularly.

 

Happy Sunday!

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Weekend Wipe-Out; Don’t Sabotage Your Hard Work!

It’s the weekend…
Time to get sloppy and relax. Eat, drink, and be merry…right?

During the week you make your schedule to work out, get in your cardio, your strength training, and your flexibility training.

You eat a healthy breakfast each morning, and have a good snack, lunch, and dinner of normal proportions. Alcohol? Perhaps, but not too much.

Weekend comes, and out go all your inhibitions. Lots of alcohol for a friends’ party out at a club; big breakfast with family including sausages and bacon; dinner out at a nice restaurant…the list goes on.

It’s great to enjoy a nice meal out or some wine, but don’t forget about all your hard work during the week! You went to the gym, exercised, broke a sweat, and burned some calories. You watched what you ate.

Weekends are a time to charge your batteries and enjoy yourself, but don’t give up your weeks’ worth of healthy eating and exercise for a breakfast buffet and drinks at the bar.

If you can sneak in some exercise, even better. Go for a walk, swim in the local indoor pool during colder months, take a yoga class, run around with your kids…try to spend at least 20-30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday doing some sort of movement where you can feel your heart beating just a little bit faster.

Your body with thank you for it on Monday!

Enjoy your weekend…guilt free!

I would love to hear about your activity plans for this weekend, do you have anything planned?

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Looking for a Personal Trainer?

If you answered yes, then there are some questions that you should ask and things to look for in your personal trainer.

I just came upon this article that I wrote a few years back which talks about this very subject. Please see the link to view the article on finding the right personal trainer for you:

http://www.beautyandlace.com.au/chooseapt.htm

A trainer is an important part of your life for a short or extended period of time; it’s important to pick the right personal trainer for your specific needs and not one that everyone else is raving about.

Ask questions, get answers, and hire a trainer that is worthy earning their fee.

For more information on one on one or small group personal training with Perfect Fit Personal Training, give me  a call at 604-318 6534 or email me at: nicole@perfectfit.ws

Have a great evening!

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What the Heck is the TRX??

If you’ve been in a gym lately,  you may have seen some yellow and black straps with handles hanging from a beam or other stable surface lately.

So what are these yellow straps, and how can you use them?

The TRX Suspension Training System is a newer fitness tool that has been infiltrating gyms and personal training facilities for the past year or so.

This device is very versatile, portable, and open to use for absolutely anyone. Don’t like weights? Give the TRX a try. Want to work out at the playground while your kids play? Again, give it a try.

Here a couple of videos to give you an idea of what you can do on the TRX. Remember, beginners can do much more basic exercises, but as you progress, the options are endless for how hard you can make your workout.

 

 

 

 

 

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