Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Exercise Description

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Stretches intercostal muscles (ribs) improving lung capacity, thins waistline. Also good for lower back strengthening. At the present time, we have no video for this exercise. (more…)

Precious Moments

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Life can become a chaotic rush of lists of things to get done. Without indulging in a few precious moments to recharge the mind and spirit, one may eventually experience burn out. Each day, indulge in a little pampering, look for creative ways to melt the stress. (more…)

ICON to Exhibit Again at The Super Show

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

ICON Health & Fitness, Logan, Utah, will be returning to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s (SGMA) Super Show as an exhibitor, after not exhibiting last year. “We are delighted that ICON is, once again, partnering with SGMA and The Super Show to support the sporting goods industry,” said SGMA president John Riddle. (more…)

Pressure Point Fighting. Part 2

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Energetic transfer is a study all its own, complete with its own training and theory, apart from pressure points and fighting. It involves using breath and mind and body movement, to bring chi, energy, up to the hands to project out and into your opponent, attacking at the points for effect, as they are ideal places to inject such energies. (more…)

Pressure Point Fighting. Part 1

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Rounding out this introductory pressure point discussion, yin/yang, five-element theory: harmonics, intent, energetic transfer, breath and visualization. (more…)

Swiss Ball Forward Roll

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Starting Position:
Kneel behind a swiss ball with your hips over your knees and place your forearms on top, elbows bent to 90 degrees and directly under your shoulders. Clasp your hands. Your body weight should be evenly distributed between your legs and arms. (more…)

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 4

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Congratulations on a very good first week of your program. Aside from your losing 1 pound, I am extremely happy that you had at least some activity every day. Consistency is one of the keys to success in reaching your fitness goals and maintaining them for a lifetime. (more…)

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 3

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Your diet is full of vegetables, which is great, but beware your salad dressings. You will see the impact they have on your fat intake when you count fat grams this week. Select the low-fat versions; they still taste good but often have less than half the fat. (more…)

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 2

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

My food consumption also seems to have followed a stop and start pattern. I try to be conscious of getting a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and most of the days I achieve it. One major downfall this week was making chocolate chip cookies for my husband’s brief return on Sunday. (more…)

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 1

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

This has been a sporadic week for me — both with exercise and food. My husband was out of town most of the week, so I was left in charge of our 10-month old yellow lab, which was a mixed blessing. (more…)