April 2016

5 Exercises to Active Your Glutes & Build a Better Butt

What is, 'muscle activation,' and why is it important?   You can think of activation as a warm up for a muscle group,  when you are about to exercise.  To activate a muscle means to wake it up, so that it is primed it for a specific movement. This is [...]

Judy’s Simple Fat Loss Circuit

The idea of getting into shape for someone that has a significant amount of weight to lose can be daunting. Constructing a clear, periodized plan when beginning a new exercise regime is a great first step. Keep it simple! This four week circuit program is designed for a new and/or [...]

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

  Part Two How has contempt for the overweight become so embedded in our culture that it even permeates into their weight loss efforts? For one, we live in a society with appalling shows such as The Biggest Loser bolstering the idea that the most effective exercise routine centers on [...]

March 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part One: The Truth About Fat Loss & Resistance Training

  “You know the type of guy I mean…” a friend said to me recently over dinner, with a smirk and an air of superiority. We were debating the merits of free weights: who should be strength training and who should be focusing their attentions elsewhere. “He’s the overweight guy [...]

How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor: A Review of the kGoal

I was so happy that my colleague Sarah came to my office to mention her project about strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Here was a person who I could trust, offering me a possible solution to several mysteries that have tortured me from age 18 to 41! Mysteries to be Solved: [...]

February 2016

Exercise vs. Movement: What are We Moving For?

What is your body doing now? How are you moving? Do you feel any tension or internal pressure? The body is in continuous motion, yet some movements are smaller than others. Even as you sit there, you are breathing. Your blood is pumping. Your spine is shifting to balance your [...]