ME Everyday: Setting Your Posture

ME Everyday: Setting Your Posture

It is critically important to start any exercise with good posture, as we want to build a solid base to reach our fitness goals. All exercise is simply movement – and moving is something we do all day long. The more aware we are of our posture as we move throughout...
ME Everyday Introduction

ME Everyday Introduction

Starting on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, Designer Fitness will be releasing “Me Everyday”, 35 of Darla’s fitness training routines in a FREE series of blogs! These routines build correct posture and are basic exercises that rotate in a 28-day cycle, with five bonus...
Abs on Top of the Ball

Abs on Top of the Ball

This is an intermediate to advanced torso curl.  (You’ll find a good basic torso curl in Me and My Abs. Sit on a large ball, in perfect posture (see The Importance of Good Posture and Sitting Well).  Head up, shoulders back, chest raised, with thighs parallel and feet...

Standing “Push-Outs” with the Big Ball

This gentle exercise will improve your balance, and it helps strengthen the abs, the biceps and triceps, and the upper back, using your own body weight for resistance.  It’s good for people with knee, neck or lower back issues. Stand facing a wall and hold a large...
Standing Shoulder Squeeze with the Big Ball…

Standing Shoulder Squeeze with the Big Ball…

This is a gentle exercise that will help release tension and strengthen the upper back. Stand with your back facing a wall with a large ball (45-55 cm) between your shoulder blades. Stop to make sure that you are in perfect posture: head up, shoulders back, chest...