Take A Breath

Take A Breath Contributed by Dani Barbosa This new lock down lifestyle has been a major adjustment for everybody. We are mentally exhausted from the constantly evolving situation that we have found ourselves in. The news cycle doesn’t end, it’s hard to step away from work when your office is your living room, and grocery …

Free, Effective, and Fun (at-home) Workouts

Contributed by Bethany Reynolds We’re all in the same boat right now with our access to gyms and studios during this “shelter in place” time. This unique opportunity has given most of us extra time in the day. What should we do with that extra time? Try adding in more exercise. I’m a trainer and …

Head to the Barre

Head to the Barre Contributed by Bethany Reynolds Health & Fitness Professional As trainers at JKFITNESS we are always seeking new ways to help our clients reach their goals. I recently sought out a Barre certification. The barre technique is a workout routine that combines elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga, and light weight training into …

Is Pilates Strength Training?

In Pilates the quality of movement is more important than the exact amount of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements while working towards proper muscle memory starting at the core. With each muscle contraction you exhale and target the deep inner core muscles. The foundation of exercise is to develop a …

When the Leaves Drop, It’s Time to Drop Weight- Use Fall to Get in Your Best Shape

Contributed by: Amanda Albiar, B.A., NCSF-CPT September is the new “New Year” as far as weight loss potential. Think about it, your weight loss might have slowed, or even stopped, over the summer with the season’s social expectations— festivals, BBQs, weddings, vacations, and summer beverages. The fall season also comes with a few perks that …

Knee Pain, Exercising, and How To Do Both!

Contributed by: Amanda Albiar, B.A., NCSF-CPT Do you love being in the water? Does knee pain stop you from working out regularly? Well now you can take your workouts with you to the pool and exercise pain free! Knee osteoarthritis can affect as much as 13% of women 60 and older. If you are carrying …

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