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The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

The Jacked-O-Lantern Workout

7 Exercises You Can Do With a Pumpkin 1 Goblet SquatStarting in a standing position with the legs slightly wider than the hips while holding on to your pumpkin, drop your hips back into a seated position. Position your body back up by squeezing your butt tight and keeping your back straight throughout the entireRead More…

Let’s Make Waves!

Let’s Make Waves!

10 POOL EXERCISES FOR YOUR NEXT POOL DAY 1. Hip Abduction Standing while holding on to the side of the pool, with leg slightly behind other leg, lift leg straight out to the side. 2. Mini Squats Holding on to the side of the pool while standing with your feet directly under your hips, squeeze your buttRead More…

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

A proper warm up is a great way to help prevent injuries while on the court. When muscles are stiff and tight, they don’t work efficiently and this can set you up for a strain or tear. When we are considering a warm up prior to a game of pickleball, we want to slowly rampRead More…

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball seems to have invaded Southwest Florida and for multiple reasons it seems to be here to stay. This sport is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and is being played by millions of people of all ages.What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton,Read More…

3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now

3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now

Quick question: How many of you have web searched “preventing back pain”? Yes, I thought so… We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging back pain? What I’m about to tell you,Read More…

Knees Out—You’re Doing It Wrong

Knees Out—You’re Doing It Wrong

Hey, it’s Dr. Berman again! Let’s talk about working out. If you’re the type of person who’s constantly in the gym and works with a trainer or coach (like I do!), pay close attention this week! Have you ever been told by your coach or trainer to push your knees “out” while squatting or deadlifting? As workingRead More…

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