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Lose That Pooch! 

Lose That Pooch! 


Just Plank It

Just Plank It

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Time for Summer Bodies

It’s June now- time to kick it up a notch or two… Or three! Time to tone those abs and start showing muscle definition quick. Summer is right around the corner and it’s a lot more fun when you’re not worrying about if your stomach looks good or not. Instead, just shrewd those abs and show them off instead of being standoffish. I know we’ve gotten a late start -i.e. It’s June 4th, so we missed a few days, but if you start tomorrow, and workout abs for all of June, by July you’ll want to be showing off your mid-section! 

Dont forget that core!!!

“Core exercises improve your balance and stability.”


“Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.”


Abs for April 

This spring, set a goal to work your abs harder than any previous year! Learn about your core, and then workout until you’ve got a great one. Once you have a great core (stomach), you can really start focusing on areas that you want to most. For example, your lower-abs or obliques. Here are some great workouts for you to get in better shape than you thought possible. Just believe in yourself and put in the work, everyday. 







Yoga Poses That Target Your Abs

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Shape Magazine, also known as Shape, is the #1 women’s fitness magazine. Although I personally don’t read the magazine, I do use the website for great tips and tricks when it comes to improving my practice. One particular article inspired quite a few of my poses. It’s titled The Best Yoga Poses for Flat Abs, by Jessica Smith. Even though these poses can be done by beginner’s, they can be challenging to maintain because you definitely feel the burn.  I figured I would share this article as my latest post since the abdomen tends to be a target area for many people who work out, but also because the true intention of my blog is to educate and raise awareness to the benefits of practicing yoga. Although the article consists of 12 poses, I am only going to include a few of my favorite.

Tree Pose

The first post I’m…

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Core Stability vs Core Mobility – The Building Blocks

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A few weeks ago I posted an article written by Grey Cook and Mike Boyle called ‘The Joint by Joint Approach”. It’s a great little read about the purpose of our joints and the relationship stability and mobility have to chronic pain. If you have not read the article you  should check it out!

This week I am going to elaborate on what the article discussed, specifically focusing on the lumbar region of the spine and the core muscles surrounding it.


First of all we have to dispel a myth that marketing companies wish to keep over you for as long as they can. No amount of crunches, plank, or machine abdominal exercise will give you a six-pack or make your waist look thinner. The only thing that will get those abs popping is reduction in body fat. Doing an exercise in one area (otherwise known as spot training) will do nothing…

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