What’s Up with Kettlebells Anyway?
Exercise Basics

What’s Up with Kettlebells Anyway?

Kettlebells have been around for a really, really, long time. They have been used in rehab, to improve athletic performance, and to help lots of people with their fitness. How does using them differ from strength training with dumbbells, barbells, or a circuit of machines? Should you consider using them to kick your workouts up…

How’s Your Stability?
Exercise Basics | Movement

How’s Your Stability?

Ever wonder how it is that some people can seemingly balance forever, and others can’t? Or why we tend to lose our ability to balance as we get older? Or, does having good balance mean that your ability to stabilize is awesome? OK, that last question was a bit geeky, but I wanted to get…

Why Rowing Is So Good for You!
Exercise Basics

Why Rowing Is So Good for You!

Just so you know, I am not talking about rowing a boat, or even working the rowing machine in the gym. That kind of rowing is great in a lot of ways too. But, for today’s purpose, I am talking about picking up a weight, and pulling it towards your back. Check out the visual…

Got Joints?  Here’s How to Keep Them Healthy
Movement | Stretching & Flexibility

Got Joints? Here’s How to Keep Them Healthy

I would have to venture that just about everyone who is an adult human is aware that joints can be a real pain at times, and can even get us into life-changing situations. Whether you are just aware that you need to be taking care of your joints, or are facing some compromises in how…

What Using a Little Bit of Weight Can Do For You
Exercise Basics

What Using a Little Bit of Weight Can Do For You

Often when we think of using dumbbells, it conjures up pictures of either setting up a gym at home and getting a trainer, or going to a gym. Bravo. Dumbbells are great for strength training, which we all need. But there can be another use for dumbbells that can help you in ways that perhaps…

Let’s Talk About Fat Loss
Health and Nutrition

Let’s Talk About Fat Loss

Somewhere among all the fitness materials that I look at, a small snippet caught my eye. It said that what people secretly (or maybe not so secretly) really want from an exercise program is to lose fat. Never mind the myriad health benefits, the mental clarity, the increased energy, or the longer, higher quality of…