Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are 70+. What things do you need to Read more…
I had a client come in a few weeks back and we were talking about how our approach to exercise is different at Muscle Activation Schaumburg than at most other personal training studios in Schaumburg. I was telling him how our approach to exercise was all about improving our clients’ Read more…
As you age, there are many systems of your body that you may think you need to keep healthy. Your heart, eyes, ears, brain, lungs, and liver may all come to mind, but what about your muscles? Keeping your muscles healthy during the aging process can help you be more Read more…
Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-MInute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice. Now this week, we are talking about a specific machine. In fact, this machine is usually just thought of as “the ladies’ machine”. But, we need to explain to the fellas why you need to be using it as well.
The machine we are talking about is the hip abduction and adduction machine. That is the machine where you sit down and you push your legs out or you sit down and you push your legs together.
Welcome to our first edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we bring an exercise topic to you and talk about it for two minutes every Tuesday. Today we are talking about why resistance training is a MUST. Why you MUST include it in your workout plan. Why you can’t just do cardio. Why you MUST be doing some kind of weight training.
Many prospective clients tell me that their body seems to be getting achier for no apparent reason. They weren’t in any accident. They don’t have any surgeries to speak of. In fact, they have been relatively healthy their entire lives and cannot pinpoint a single injury or trauma. Yet, it seems that their bodies continue to get achier with each passing year. Activities they once loved to do now take a toll on them. Playing with grandkids, chores around the house, and exercising as they once did leave them feeling beat up. And the number one scapegoat seems to be the aging process.
As a certified personal trainer and Muscle Activation Techniques™ specialist in Schaumburg, I run across these scenarios a lot with prospective clients. After they have been cleared by their medical professional for regular exercise, there are seven tips I suggest they incorporate into their exercise plans. (more…)
As a personal trainer in Schaumburg, I am often asking my clients what they did for exercise or physical activity since I last saw them.
“I played a round of golf over the weekend.”
“I went for a 45-minute walk yesterday.”
“I chased my grandkid all over the house.”
These activities can certainly be challenging, but what is the one thing they all lack? Specificity.