Health and Fitness Studios Are Now Allowed To Reopen

Good News! Designer Fitness will reopen on Monday, June 1 – with new safeguards and procedures. As a personal fitness studio owner focused on your health as an individual, I’m adding safeguards that exceed the CDC guidelines on social distancing and sanitization. ...
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...

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...
Rotation

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...