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Seated rope lat pulldowns
Working on the core. Taking a plank and adding some difficulty to it.
If you’re one of the millions of people working from a desk and staring at a computer monitor for 8 hours every day, it’s safe to say you are in danger of developing poor posture. Posture that results from sitting at a computer monitor too long—otherwise known as the forward head tilt — can eventually […]
Working on perfecting a push up from the modified version.
Back to the Basics with a Great Bodyweight Workout
We talk a lot about working out with kettlebells and other free weights on this site, but haven’t spoken much about the power of a classic, bodyweight workout. Bodyweight training uses minimal equipment (or none at all) usually combined with higher repetitions to achieve an effective and intense workout. It’s easily accessible, inexpensive, and incredibly […]
Feeling Free! Strength Training with Free Weights
If someone were to tell you that one type of exercise could benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, build muscle, and help you lose weight, wouldn’t you want to get started immediately? Of course you would! The exercise we are talking about of course is strength training. According to the American Heart […]
Flipping Out Over the Tire Flip
By now, you’ve probably seen YouTube videos, outdoor boot camps, or even a local gym here in Wilmington where fitness lovers are flipping giant tires. Aside from the obvious, what makes someone want to try this? And what are the benefits? Let’s start from the beginning. The tire flip has been a popular choice of […]
How to Burn Fat While You Sleep
Does it sound too good to be true? Can you really sleep the night away and burn off fat, like some sort of magic trick? Well the truth is your body is always burning calories to keep your involuntary nervous system going (blood pumping, breathing, digesting food, etc.). Although the calories burned while sleeping can […]
You’ve seen them in the gym for years, but if you’ve never stopped to grab those giant ropes and see what you’re made of, now is the time to add this workout to your routine. Not only does it look impressive, but it’s an incredibly effective full body workout. It helps increase core strength, provides […]
Round and Round We Go! Circuit Training 101
If you’ve participated in a group exercise class at any gym in the past 5 years, it’s possible you did some type of circuit training. Circuit training is when you cycle through a series of different exercises (anywhere from 5 to 10) that strategically work different muscle groups, with no break in between. Sound fun? […]
Strength work on the bar!!!
Why Everyone Needs a Good Ab Routine
You don’t have to be a body builder or completely six-pack obsessed to be concerned about a decent ab routine. The truth is that everyone needs to focus on core strength for general wellness and the laundry list as to why it’s so important is pretty long. (This includes anything from improving your posture to […]
Trainers working with their clients! Getting better every session.
It’s Time to Step Up to the Barre
Just like with the fashion and technology industries, every year the fitness industry is presented with a new and exciting exercise trend that you just have to try. Whether it’s flipping large tires, working with resistance bands, swinging the kettlebell or trying your hand at HIIT, it’s safe to say that every year we see […]