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Swinging good workout

Swinging good workout

Have you ever walked past the playground and thought about swinging on the swings for old times sake! Why don’t you?  It is fun to act like a kid! If you want to try something a little more challenging and “adult” like, you could try using the swing for a “prop” for your workout!  Watch the demonstration HERE. Try some pushups! One way you can do this is by putting your hands in the sand and getting a little dirty! Place your feet inside the swing. Keep your body in line including your neck. Tighten your core. Bend your arms

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Killer Arms for Summer

Killer Arms for Summer

Summer is fast approaching and wouldn’t you love to show off your “guns” this year?  Nobody wants flabby arms and there is no reason to have them!  Today I will show you two exercises that you can add to your dog walk.  Remember to “mentally” work your dog and have him practice his dog obedience while you are doing the exercises.  Reward him with a jog through the sand or grass in between exercises. You can WATCH the exercises before you do them or below are detailed instructions. The first thing to do if find a bar and NO not

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Hips and Sits

Hips and Sits

Most people do everything in a forward motion.  You walk, run and do all of your exercises going forward. Although this is great, you must move in different planes to make sure ALL of your muscles are getting a fair share of the workout and so that you don’t create muscle imbalances. Another thing that most people forget about is balance.  We lose our sense of balance as we get older so it is important to work on it on a daily basis. We work on both of these things in every Leash Your Fitness class and we want YOU

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Butt and Core Exercises

Butt and Core Exercises

If you are having knee or lower back pain, one reason may be that your gluteus maximus (butt) muscles are weak.  Your core consists of all of the muscles that are not your arms or legs and that includes your booty! Your butt gets weak from sitting so much and most people sit a majority of their day: at their home, in their car and at work.  Remember that the more that you STAND and MOVE  the better it is on your body, especially your back! One way to help your back and knees and even your neck for that

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Back Exercise

Back Exercise

Most people work their “mirror muscles” with bicep curls and pushups.  It is crucial to also work your back to get it strong.  Your back is used so much in every day life.  When it is weak, it creates an imbalance in your body.  Just think about your posture for a minute. If your chest muscles and shoulders are tight from sitting at a desk all day or doing pushups, you are going to be rounded forward.  When your back is strong, that helps to keep you walking upright! Try this back exercise on any bars that you have in

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