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The Perfect Squat

The Perfect Squat

Today we will talk about the squat! Do you know how many times during the day you perform a squat? You may not realize this, but you are actually squatting a lot more often than just at the gym when you are working out your legs. As humans, we are squatting constantly with our everyday activities. YouContinue Reading »

The Importance Of A Proper Bike Fit

The Importance Of A Proper Bike Fit

The bicycle is a great tool for exercising. You do not need a large investment to cycle around and create a healthy outdoor habit. Many can use the bicycle as a way of getting around, to go to work and we also have amateur and professional athletes who train hard to overcome their limits. One thingContinue Reading »

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 entireContinue Reading »

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 buttContinue Reading »

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 rampContinue Reading »

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,Continue Reading »

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 workingContinue Reading »

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