Tag Archives: functional fitness

Happy First Day of Winter!

Or Mayan Apocalypse Day or 4 Days until Christmas or whatever you want to call it.  Since this December has been pretty busy for family, work and video gaming shenannigans (yes, video games are another one of my passions) I’ve been off the blogisphere grid for a while. In the world of senior fitness, I’ve …

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Core Challenge Week 4

After I posted about the Weekly Core Challenge, I started doing the series on a weekly basis, normally on Tuesdays since I am not in the Fitness Center.  Two things have come up for me doing this series: 1) Last week, I did a WOD on Tuesday and the Weekly Core Challenge on Wednesday. As I was …

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3 things people do wrong when performing a SQUAT.

Originally posted on girl with muscle:
1) Heels lift off the floor. A common mistake in technique when squatting is your heels lifting off the floor. Squatting does not come naturally to some which find it hard to keep their feet planted on the floor. Is is very important to keep your feet planted to…

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Function over Fashion

Personally, I think you look FABULOUS!!! Image found on ActiveTravels.com  (Thank you!!!!!)

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Mind your P’s and Cues

2 years ago, I spent a month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in western MA and earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate. While I don’t teach much yoga these days, I find that many of the principles I learned at Kripalu apply to personal training, particularly the training of seniors and frail seniors. …

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It’s All In The Hips

As a shout out to my late sister, Heather, every time I hear “It’s all in the hips,” I think of that Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky. Yeah, it’s not a great film. Until just now I secretly found it hilarious. Anywho, fire-breathing Adam Sandler aside, you can see that this post will be about the …

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Out of the Dark

My goal here is to give some insight into how a fitness program for seniors encompasses more than just muscles and bones. I may use clients as examples but names will always be changed. Jane (not her real name) Age: 94 Current Basic Status: Cardiovascular issues, arthritis, neuropathy, legally blind, hearing aids, uses a walker, …

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