by: Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Yoga has many proven health benefits, but does it stand up to other forms of exercise? Researchers pitted it against a walking routine and found that those who practiced yoga showed greater improvements in mood and anxiety. Researchers randomly assigned 19 people to an Iyengar yoga program and 15 . . . → Read More: Is Yoga Better at Reducing Anxiety?
By Ariel Iasevoli CPT, GF, TRX
“Suspension Training” and “TRX” may sound extreme and science-fiction-y to the novice exerciser, but to those immersed in the fitness industry, these training modalities are treasured for their versatility, ease and results.
“TRX” stands for “Total Body Resistance Exercise,” it is a piece of equipment that consists of . . . → Read More: Suspension Training with TRX
Researchers from Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience followed 65 adults (aged 59-80) who were part of a walking; or toning and stretching group. All participants were inactive before the study, reporting less than two episodes of physical activity for 30 minutes or more in the previous six months.
These “professional couch potatoes” as one researcher described . . . → Read More: Walking Increases Brain Function
By Deborah Caruana RN, RYT, CPT, MES, Yoga Lifestyle Coach
After 10 yrs of no yoga I started to practice again. Deciding yoga was the missing ingredient to the hard-core cardio and weight training I was into. Unfortunately 10yrs of workouts had tightened up my muscles and joints and all of the yoga poses that . . . → Read More: Cardio/Weight Training vs. Yoga
By Ariel Iasevoli CPT, GF, TRX I took my first pole class sometime in 2007, ever since I have been obsessed with every aspect of it. Pole is a fitness phenomenon, it has been featured on CNN and NBC, in the pages of The New York Times, Daily News and Time out New York. Women . . . → Read More: Pole: Fitness Phenomenon