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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 1

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 1 Push Ups About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever…

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August 2019 Newsletter

Many of you have joined Mike O'Hara for Saturday Solutions, where he provides as assessment and advice on problems with movement restrictions or pain that our members are having. A frequent question for Mike is what to do about shoulder pain. In the August issue of our newsletter, Mike gives a comprehensive program of exercises that can be performed to reduce shoulder pain. Jeff Tirrell writes about environmental factors that could be preventing you from being successful in reaching your goals, and we also provide a run down of some new classes that will be offered this fall. Download Here

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Core Progressions–Part 5

Core Progressions--Part 5 Adductor Side Planks At Fenton Fitness, we love training the core to be a strong, stiff stabilizer.  The stronger and more stable the core becomes, the lower the risk of injury to the spine, and the more strength and power the rest of the body can display.  Over the next few weeks, we will present five unique core progressions we’ve been using at Fenton Fitness over the last year that we’ve really been enjoying.  Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think.  All progressions will be posted on our website. Adductor Side Planks- Traditional side planks challenge the lateral core and your glutes.  This progression shifts the focus to the lateral…

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Core Progressions–Part 4

Core Progressions--Part 4 PUP Walkouts At Fenton Fitness, we love training the core to be a strong, stiff stabilizer.  The stronger and more stable the core becomes, the lower the risk of injury to the spine, and the more strength and power the rest of the body can display.  Over the next few weeks, we will present five unique core progressions we’ve been using at Fenton Fitness over the last year that we’ve really been enjoying.  Check them out, give them a try, and let us know what you think.  All progressions will be posted on our website. PUP Walk Outs- After mastering a plank, we will often progress our clients to long lever planks (where the elbows are placed…

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July 2019 Newsletter

This month, Mike O'Hara discusses the most important training patterns to perform in order to stay independent as you age. Video demonstration can be seen using the link at the end of the article.  Mike also writes about training your legs to prevent injury in his article, Give Your Legs Some Love. Meet some Fenton Fitness members--Nicole and Carl Pearson. Download Here

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Push Ups and Longevity

Push Ups and Longevity Recent Study Is A Biomarker Reminder Take a moment and read the recent New York Times article, How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health. It appears that being able to perform well on a push up test is a better predictor of heart health than the traditional treadmill test.  The article postulates several reasons for the research results.  We only need to read the book Biomarkers for a thorough explanation. In the book Drs. Evans and Rosenburg looked at the measurable “biomarkers” that keep humans healthy, independent, and fit over an entire life span.  They have determined the top four biomarkers are: Muscle Mass.  What percentage of your…

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