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Outdoor Training Package Available

Given the popularity of Outdoor Training this Summer, and considering the time it takes for trainers to walk down to and back from the local park, we will be offering a special package for clients interested in outdoor training. If you can commit to training twice/week outside with your trainer, then you will receive a savings with this package.

Outdoor Training 45-minute Package – FIVE 45-minute sessions at $70/session (+tax)

 

Fitness Tip – Back Row w/ Cable Machine

This is a pull movement exercise aimed to target the back muscles. This exercise varies from the typical seated row or lat pull-down back exercise. It’s important to keep your training varied and be willing to try new exercises.

For this exercise you will need one end of a cable machine and a V-Bar. The exercise can be done either standing with the knees slightly bent or else sitting on a bench. The exercise itself works all the back muscles, especially targeting the lats. The forearm muscles in your arm and the bicep are the secondary muscles targeted.

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Injury Prevention

How can I prevent injuries during exercise?

Injury prevention should be integrated into every exercise session, regardless if you are working with a trainer or alone. While not every injury can be prevented, there are some basic things that can be done to minimize the risk of an injury occurring.

Elevating your body temperature gradually, for instance, will create more elasticity of your connective tissue. Dynamic and passive stretching, once your body is warm, will increase the length of your muscles and connective tissue surrounding your joints.

Additionally, gradually and progressively increasing the intensity, speed or resistance of an exercise can reduce the strain on tissue. Selecting a load that is within your limits and having a spotter if lifting heavy loads is important in case assistance is needed.

Lastly, ensuring your exercise environment is clear of any object not part of your exercise will reduce the risk of tripping or falling. If you are unfamiliar with equipment or certain exercises, consult with an exercise professional to assist you with your training.

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