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We are dedicated to helping you be healthier. You ended up on this page because you understand the role fitness plays in health. You may be trying to find new ways to be more motivated and fit exercise into your daily life or maybe you want to learn how to exercise properly and change your workouts up a bit. We understand as you get older you have growing demands and your family is important you. As a busy person you don’t have time to exercise. Our goal is to help you find ways to be more active and fit. You don’t want to waste your time doing the wrong or ineffective exercise programs for you and you still want to be around when you get older. We want to help you achieve that. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for Contact us, we want to help you.

Practicing the Balance Beam

Written by Jonathan

Balance is really important, it can help you prevent falls, it can help you improve at sports and it can help you have better foot control. The balance beam exercise hits all three of these, […]

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Doing a Single-Arm Push-Up Properly

Written by Jonathan

Once you’ve mastered push-ups, you’re ready to move up to the single-arm push-up. Many people make mistakes as they transition into single-arm push-ups because there are some subtle nuances and differences that need to be […]

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How To Make the Push-Up Harder

Written by Jonathan

The Push-Up is an incredibly versatile exercise, and it’s easy to make it harder as you go – here, we’re going to demonstrate just a few of the ways that you can make the push-up […]

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How To Do a Proper Push-Up

Written by Jonathan

There are many things to consider when doing a push-up. What does different hand placement do? How are you supposed to breathe through the exercise? What are some common mistakes? All that gets answered here.

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How to do a Push-up on Two Stability Balls

Written by Jonathan

With enough practice push-ups will eventually become too easy, you can only put your hands so close together and elevate your feet so high until it becomes a pike push-up, which is a different exercise. […]

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Top 3 Animal Movement Exercises

Written by Jonathan

Animals have a very natural way of moving and it’s why many exercises come from their movements. These exercises tend to be functional, making your whole body work and can really help with your mobility […]

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How To Do The Split Squat Exercise

Written by Jonathan

The Split Squat is one of the best exercises you can do for your Glutes, Quads and Hamstrings. It’s also a really good way to work on your balance at the same time. Unfortunately many […]

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Alternative Exercises For Your Obliques

Written by Jonathan

The Dumbbell Side Lean is a common oblique exercise; however, the lateral bending of your spine can sometimes leave you susceptible to injury. In this video we have alternatives you can use to better train […]

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Exercises to Reduce Forearm and Wrist Pain

Written by Jonathan

Forearm and wrist pain or discomfort can be debilitating. Typing, carrying heavy objects and even consistently working out can all be contributing factors to forearm and wrist pain. You don’t have to suffer through it, […]

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Great Stability Ball Posture Exercises

Written by Jonathan

The I-raise, Y-raise, and T-raise are commonly referred to as the shoulder complex exercise and are both excellent and simple to do and improve your posture.

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Making Calisthenics Harder

Written by Jonathan

There are all sorts of different calisthenic exercises that you can do at any progression that matches your fitness level. But there are other ways to make calisthenics harder, too – in this video we […]

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How To Do The Stability Ball Push-up

Written by Jonathan

The Stability Ball Push-up exercise is an excellent progression to regular push-ups. You have to stabilize the ball making it more challenging and it’s a bit more interesting than standards push-ups. Give it a try. […]

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How to do the Bearcrawl Exercise

Written by Jonathan

The Bearcrawl exercise is a really effective way of getting your whole body active and is a really effective exercise to do when training for Spartan and Obstacle Races.

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Hiking Cool Down Exercises

Written by Jonathan

Doing cooldowns after any exercise is extremely important – that even goes for hiking. Becky’s here with a nice cooldown routine you can do to stretch all those muscles after your outdoor adventure!

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Top 3 Exercises for Yard Work

Written by Jonathan

Yard work can be demanding, sometimes you could even consider it a workout. Often you have to rake, shovel, hoe, lift bags, wheel barrels, climb ladders and frequently get up and down off the ground. […]

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Hiking Warm-Up

Written by Jonathan

It’s important to get your muscles ready before you do anything strenuous; we’ve got a great warm up for those of you going for a good hike!

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Ways to Make the Plank More Interesting

Written by Jonathan

We’ve all seen the plank. It’s a great exercise, sure, but what about making it fun? Don’t worry; we have a few variations to make it more challenging, more engaging, and more interesting than just […]

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Shoulder Mobility Exercises

Written by Jonathan

When it comes to golf, shoulder mobility is extremely important to get that full range of motion. Here are a few exercises that can help you get the most out of your swing.

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Using Foot Exercises to Improve Your Balance

Written by Jonathan

Foot exercises are one of the most underrated tools when it comes to improving your balance. Most people don’t realize this but, you use your feet and toe muscles a lot to maintain your balance. […]

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Top 3 Bang For Your Buck Posture Exercises

Written by Jonathan

Good posture is really important, it can help you improve your confidence, make it easier to reach overhead and decrease neck and shoulder pain. These exercises have a couple things in common. They help strengthen […]

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How to Do a Handstand Push-up

Written by Jonathan

You’ve probably seen this exercise before – the handstand push-up. But how do you do it? With a little practice and by following the right steps, you can achieve it too. Richard’s here to take […]

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The Importance of Progressions

Written by Jonathan

So there’s an exercise that you really want to be able to do – but you’re just not at that level yet. So how do you get there? That’s where progressions come in.

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Advancing The Hand Plank

Written by Jonathan

The hand plank is an an excellent exercise to train your core. It also gives you the opportunity to strengthen your arms, shoulders and chest at the same time. For many people the exercise is […]

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Two Great Exercises For Your Chest

Written by Jonathan

Your chest muscles are some of the largest and strongest muscles in your entire body, which means they’re important to train. In this video we cover to excellent chest exercises that do just that.

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Eccentric Loading in the Decline

Written by Jonathan

A common misconception is that the decline of a hike is the easiest part – when really you’re using just as much energy, because you spend the whole time trying to slow down, which can […]

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How To Do Back Extensions

Written by Jonathan

The back extension is a great exercise to strengthen your low back muscles, however there are some subtle nuances you need to consider to make sure your doing it correctly and processing it safely.

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Improving Rotational Strength

Written by Jonathan

The ax chop exercise is a ‘must do’ to improve your total body strength and conditioning. It’s also an excellent exercise to help you improve your rotational ability which will definitely help you get around […]

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Building Your First Exercise Program

Written by Jonathan

Maybe you’re tired of doing the same follow along exercise program over and over again. Maybe you’re looking for something different than what you’re currently doing. Maybe you want to better understand why you would […]

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The Importance of Balance When Hiking

Written by Jonathan

When you go hiking, it’s always important to keep your terrain in mind. In this video we explain what challenges you can encounter while on the trail, and some exercises you can do to prepare […]

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How To Do The Humpty Dumpty Exercise

Written by Jonathan

The Humpty Dumpty, is an excellent exercise to strengthen your hip abductors and your glutes. This is really important because most people neglect to strengthen their hip abductors in regular fitness routines and strong hip […]

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Change Your Squat for Golf

Written by Jonathan

The squat is an excellent exercise for your legs, which is really important for your golf swing, especially when you’re trying to build more power. There are some very subtle ways that can help you […]

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How to Adjust Trekking Poles

Written by Jonathan

Trekking poles are a great tool for hiking! They can help you navigate rough terrain, help you keep your balance and help your arms and upper body take some of the load, which means you […]

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The Negative Effects of Using Treadmill Handles

Written by Jonathan

The only reason treadmills have handles is safety! If you have an injury or some sort of condition that create balance issues, have to walk really slowly for some reason or if treadmills make you […]

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Golf Mobility Warm-Up

Written by Jonathan

Ever running late for your game and you go to tee off without stretching beforehand? Here’s a quick exercise routine you can follow to prepare yourself and have your head in the game right from […]

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Hiking With Trekking Poles

Written by Jonathan

Trekking poles are a great way for you to improve your hiking experience. Becky’s going to demonstrate the three ways that trekking poles can help you the next time you go for a hike!

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How to Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Written by Jonathan

Exercise, specifically strength training is an effective way to build bigger and stronger muscles. You could argue it’s the actual point of lifting weights, however I see a lot of people use incorrect form when […]

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Improve Your Shoulder Blade Movement

Written by Jonathan

Shoulder blade movement is important because it allows you to use your strong upper back muscles. Unfortunately many people have shoulders that round forward and have weak shoulder blade retraction. The Bent Arm Shoulder Blade […]

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How To Do A Calf Raise

Written by Jonathan

In this short video we demonstrate how to do a proper calf raise on a step with weights. The calf raise is a great exercise to strengthen your calfs which is essential in making hiking […]

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Health Washing With Crackers

Written by Jonathan

What does it mean when a package says your food is “gluten-free” or “oganic” or “sugar free”? Does that always mean it’s a good thing? In this video, we take a look at how marketers […]

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The Top Three Exercises Every Hiker Should Know

Written by Jonathan

Hiking is a quality activity for a variety of reasons, you get to be outside, there is a level of difficulty for everyone and it can help you improve your endurance in a, interesting, fun […]

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