Kevin Miller, Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
All of us are pressed for time. Between work, family, social obligations and finding time for ourselves it’s hard to find the time to fit in a good workout. I get asked this question a lot.
“How long do I need to train in order to see some benefits?”
That is a tough question to answer without knowing the person and having a good understating of their goals as well as their current level of fitness. With that being said, I want to share with you three of my “go to workouts” when I am pressed for time.
If you’ve ever dreamed of competing on NBC’s heart-racing obstacle course competition series, American Ninja Warrior, now’s your chance!
Meet the region's first obstacle training center, Main Line Parkour in King of Prussia. Covering 9,000 square feet, Main Line Parkour is the largest Parkour center on the East Coast. (They even have an exact replica of the Warped Wall, for you American Ninja Warrior fans!)
And for those of you scratching your heads wondering what in the world is Parkour —don’t worry, you’re not alone.
The disclaimer is there: This class is not for the faint of heart.
“I really think it’s important to have a solid base of strength fitness under your belt,” Michele Rogers, resident muscle mechanic at Relentless Fitness, said of her ‘H.I.I.T. It Hard’ high intensity interval training class.
After running eight miles on Kelly Drive Saturday, and playing hours of full court basketball Sunday, I thought I at least had the stamina to withstand an hour of this high intensity workout. But on a rainy Tuesday night inside the cozy boutique fitness studio in Washington Square, I found myself more drenched than if I had stood outside.
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT, Certified Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Does your current exercise routine have you running in circles? When it comes to keeping pace with exercise adherence and motivation, employing a Personal Trainer can help reach one’s stride. However, determining which Personal Trainer to choose can be a challenging task, and it is important to be aware of which credentials to look for and what differentiates one trainer from the next.
This is your body we are talking about. Would you go to just any doctor your insurance covers without reading up on the physician? Probably not. So why entrust the wellness of your body to any Joey Jockstrap your gym throws your way? I am here to help navigate you through what credentials and certifications to look for in a Personal Trainer. Let’s get to work.
Disqualify the Uncertified. As a rule of thumb, always verify that your Personal Trainer is certified.
Heather Moore, P.T., D.P.T., C.K.T.P.
My clinic sees a lot of athletes, and one question I ask every patient on their initial evaluation is, “What have you been doing at home?” The most common answer is, “Nothing.”
Many people tell me that when they felt pain, weeks and even months ago, they just ran or exercised through it until it got bad enough that they could not do their sport anymore. So they rested for two weeks, four weeks, two months, then they went back to their sport and the pain came back. Sometimes, the pain comes back worse. No matter how long they rested, the pain returned and sometimes worse and in more spots then it was before they took time off.
Why doesn’t the pain stay away after a period of rest?
Julie Mayberry, M.D.
I wanted to open a discussion regarding association of wrist pain and exercise that requires increased weight bearing on upper extremities. In my practice, I see patients from mixed demographics with complaints of wrist pain. In fact, wrist pain happens to be one of the most searchable conditions on the Internet.
A large number of patients associate wrist pain with increase or change in exercise activity—sometimes, a newly developed love for yoga or Pilates.
With multiple benefits comes the unfortunate side effect: pain in the least expected locations such as wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. While this phenomenon is more common in women, we are beginning to see an increasing occurrence in men. How can physical activity that has been praised for thousands of years for bringing emotional and physical well being cause its followers pain and injury?
Theresa Shank, RD, LDN
Editor’s Note: To help you get ready for the Broad Street Run Einstein Healthcare Network Dietitian Theresa Shank, RD, LDN, has compiled some of the best advice on how to power up your body for this year's race.
PRE-EXERCISE NUTRITIONAL GOALS
Drink at least 8-16 ounces of water one hour before your run.
At Focus Fitness, barre classes have reined supreme and all other disciplines played second fiddle — until now.
With two studios firmly established on the Main Line, early March brought a third Focus location into Center City with the opening of Focus Barre and Yoga at 1923 Chestnut Street.
“Here, there are two great disciplines that fall under one roof so from a client perspective, I feel like they’re getting the best of both worlds since one membership covers both practices,” said co-owner and barre instructor Amy Feeney.
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