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.

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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Workout LIVE with Isabelle

Workout LIVE with Isabelle – E001

Ok, so first live workout was done this morning and let’s just say I have a lot of things to work on. The sound completely failed even after several trial runs and much preparation. I will fix it before next week, but I apologize for the lack of sound in advance. I’m hoping practice makes
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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

If you’ve been anywhere near the fitness industry in the last 10 years you’ve probably heard of HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training, also known as High-Intensity Interval Exercise (HIIE) or Sprint Interval training (SIT). This type of training is used among some of the worlds top athletes. It has also spurred many successful fitness movements, trainers,
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Consistency is Key 

  “It’s been an long day and the last thing I want to do right now is workout. I’ve been good all week, what’s one day off?” Sound familiar? This is the story of oh so many of us (me included) and it’s easy to fall off the train that’s going to take us to
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4 Reasons Why You Have Back Pain

Back pain is the worst. Most people’s back pain is in the lower lumbar directly above the buttocks, but it can range from anywhere all the way up to the neck or cervical spine. Back pain can stem from a variety of different things. You should always consult your doctor if you’re experiencing chronic pain,
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