My Hip Pain Doesn’t Lie

Our hips are the base for most of our body’s movement. They are the powerhouse that offers stability for the core and they are the foundation behind locomotion. They propel us in walking and moving up stairs. They are the structure that gives us strength behind a squat, in kneeling, or in lifting heavy object.… Continue reading My Hip Pain Doesn’t Lie

Total Body Break Week Workout

Don’t let travel and holiday time plans get in the way of your fitness goals.  Looking for a routine you can do anywhere/anytime? This break week workout requires no dumbbells or bands…just your own body! The circuit is a mix of body weight and cardio exercises. Perform the circuit 2-3x’s depending on how much time… Continue reading Total Body Break Week Workout

Getting Started with Running

“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles is sure to have trouble.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson What’s the best way to train to run a race? Any race, be it… Continue reading Getting Started with Running

Mobility and Stability

Ever wondered why your knee hurts, when you’ve never injured it? How about your low back? Ever felt pain there? To keep it simple, think of the body as a stack of joints. Each joint has a specific function, either mobility (movement) or stability (bracing).  The joints alternate between mobility and stability. Now, this isn’t… Continue reading Mobility and Stability

February Break Week Workout!

Here’s a workout that will get all of your muscle groups and in a short amount of time. Use your weights or bands. Warm up for at least 5 minutes with light jogging, high knees, arm circles, butt kicks and backstroke/front stroke. The Workout!! Do each exercise 12 times. You can go through this up… Continue reading February Break Week Workout!

How About Those Hammies?

Hamstring tightness and lack of flexibility is a concern for many of us, and something I get asked about frequently at Booty Camp. We work out to build strength and flexibility and this can be compromised when an integral part of our body, such as the hamstrings, are overactive or tight, making what would be… Continue reading How About Those Hammies?

The 7 Minute Wonder

Hiya Booty Campers! Here’s a quick and effective workout that you can do anywhere; your home or a hotel room, or even your office! This specific workout was designed by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) for purposes of high intensity/short time. You can do it that way, in which you do each exercise… Continue reading The 7 Minute Wonder

Preventing Kyphosis of the Upper Back

What is Kyphotic Spine or Kyphosis? Kyphosis is an exaggerated or excessive curvature of the upper back.  There are many causes of kyphosis including degenerative diseases (i.e. arthritis), osteoporosis, developmental problems, injury, trauma, and poor posture. Poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle are the main causes behind kyphotic spine symptoms in children and adults.  When… Continue reading Preventing Kyphosis of the Upper Back

Put a Bird on it!

Whew what a session! We had lots of fun in the everyday July sun with all of our dedicated campers in Seward and Volunteer Parks.  Seward Park Trainers Stephanie and Jessica, and Volunteer Park Trainer Michelle started picking up the pace in our workouts and with such wonderful weather we were able to use all… Continue reading Put a Bird on it!