Kevin, a fit software engineer, wanted to pursue cardio training. However, the 50-year old was concerned that running would be hard on his already-bad knees, the collateral damage of a 30-year love for soccer. He had also had a hip replaced the previous year. When Kevin asked me Continue reading →
The marriage between technology and fitness isn’t new. Professional athletes have been using computer programs and data for decades to get into the best physical shape for their particular sport. It is only in the last decade or so that the rest of the population has been able to tap into some technologies that make it easier to get and stay fit!
Today even fitness novices like me can access some pretty incredible information with a simple application (app) download. You can tap into just about every type of fitness activity that you can think of from your smartphone or tablet. Continue reading →
Utilizing a BOSU helps to engage a number of muscles that might get overlooked in a normal workout. Standing on the BOSU requires balance which works your core. Add in the squats to work your upper legs while giving your core a good workout.
This fitness tip is presented by PJCC Personal Trainer Cynthia Newman.
It’s that time of year again! March Madness is sweeping the country, which means rivalries are heating up and fans are reaching new decibel levels. To celebrate this charged period of competition, why not lace up your sneakers and hit the court yourself?
We spoke to former NBA Golden State Warrior, Joe Ellis, who gave us some tips to mastering that perfect shot:
First up, make sure you have the proper shooting stance. Have your feet evenly placed about shoulders width apart with your knees slightly bent.
Whether you are a competitive runner or you are just trying to get your buns in shape, personal trainer April Montgomery shows us a move we can all do to work on our glutes and hamstrings. April is a competitive runner and specializes in track and field training at the PJCC.
On May 12, 1990, I was speeding on my mountain bike down an unfamiliar mountain trail. All of a sudden, the trail veered sharply to the left while I kept going straight. I went flying over a short wooden fence down a steep mountain hillside, and rolled and tumbled like I was in a bad dream. When I finally came to a stop, I was surprised I was still conscious. My bike helmet and glasses frame were cracked, and with the awareness of sharp pain emanating from my left wrist, I feared my wrist was cracked too. After I was transported to the ER, I found out that I had a broken wrist bone and derangements of the surrounding ligaments. I needed to have surgery if I was ever to play the violin again. Continue reading →
We all should know the importance of warming up before a workout. Your body needs to prepare your muscles and joints to withstand the added pressure and to avoid injury. Get your body ready for your workout with this multiple joint warm-up.
This fitness tip from PJCC Personal Trainer, Herman Chan.
Prepare to hit the slopes (once we get some more snow) by working those thighs and glutes. One way people generally get injured when skiing or snowboarding is by going to the mountains after a long summer and autumn with likely no pre-conditioning. Avoid muscle fatigue and potential accidents by preparing yourself and your body. Monique Molino, PJCC Pilates Coordinator, shows us one fitness tip to help you prepare.