The Importance of Flexibility

Most people understand that building and maintaining flexibility is important, but do you know that it’s even more important than a strength training or cardiovascular routine? I hear a lot of fitness trainers, enthusiasts and therapists discuss the benefits of cardiovascular workouts and also strength workouts, but little emphasis is put on the importance of flexibility. Whether is due to the assumption that their clientele already understand flexibility is beneficial, or that they actually believe the other aspects of physical fitness are more important than flexibility, is not what I want to discuss. I want to talk about why, above cardiovascular and strength only workouts, flexibility training is the most beneficial workout regiment for overall health and wellbeing.

The Benefit of Aerobic Exercise

I think we all know that getting our heart rates elevated every day is good for our overall health, but do you know why? We hear the word ‘aerobic’ exercise a lot, but what does it mean and what is its actual benefit to you. Let’s look into what it means to exercise aerobically, what
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LIVE Weekly Workout – Full Body (E005)

I’m so excited this week because I am officially launching my 12 Week Beginner Workout Series. It has been a long road of planning and beta testing to bring you the best beginner workout series. I know some of you are way past the beginner stage but I wanted to show you what I’ve been
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Watermelon Lime Workout Recovery Juice

I made this juice after my run the other day and it was so good I just had to share it. It has a sweet flavor with a hint of tart from the lime that is heightened by the electrolyte boosting sea salt. It’s great for recovery after a long run or a tough workout
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Back Pain Relief Circuit

I woke up with lower back pain. Needless to say it was my own fault for overworking my back. The first thing I did after getting out of bed was my a series of exercises and stretches to relieve the pain. I know so many people struggle with this so I put together a short
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Running

LIVE Weekly Workout E004

I’m starting to get the hang of this live workout stuff FINALLY. It’s definitely been a journey over the past few weeks, and I appreciate your feedback and patience with me. This week was actually fun and a lot less frustrating technologically speaking than the past three weeks. I still have a long way to
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LIVE Weekly Workout E003

Workout 3 and we have sound! Video quality is still lower than I’d like but I’m getting better and better at this tech stuff. I had a conversation with someone this morning about the fear of putting something out there that isn’t perfect. Here’s your nugget for the week, nothing you do will ever be finished
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Workout LIVE with Isabelle – E002

Hi everyone! The second live workout is done and while things definitely were better than the first one, there is still no sound. I have tech support working on the issue and hopefully next week the sound will be back on. I’m also working on a better way to stream a more quality video for
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Barre Practice Week 7 – Core Power

We’ve been working so hard on vocabulary and practicing all the movements in classical French ballet and I’m really proud of all your hard work. This week we’re going to step away from the barre and work on the floor. Yes, ballet dancers spend a good portion of their time working on floor exercises to
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Cross-training

3 Best Reasons Why You Should Be Cross Training

Cross-training, in sports, is a method of training that supports using different modes of training to improve in one specific sport. For example, if i’m a track runner and I want to improve my running speed and technique I might cross train in strength and bicycling to develop or improve certain muscles. This is a highly
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