ME Everyday: Daily Routine, Day 1

Make your Life a Workout Keep in mind that exercise is movement and that we are always moving. How are you moving throughout the day? Our systems and muscles work efficiently when we are in good alignment and keep good posture. Good posture is a workout in and of...

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ME Everyday: Basic Warm Up Routine

An integral part of any warm-up routine should be setting your posture. Correct posture is a fundamental prerequisite for any movement. Just think of lubricating your joints – head to toe – with the 12 following movements.Head Forward Flexion Position Always maintain...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ME and Driving

Summer is in full swing, Ta Da! For some of us, that means lots of extra driving – to the beach, to resorts or summer camps for the kids, to family reunions (but hopefully not away from any hurricanes!). Now that season’s over and there’s less traffic, you can focus...

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Rotation

This exercise works well as part of a sequence of exercises presented in previous blogs. Use this sequence: Inner-Thigh Squeeze (see ME and Fitness Equipment) Torso Curl (ME and My Abs) Hamstring & Core Lift Lengthening and Tracking the Core, and this Rotation...

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