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Fitness Saturday: Injury Prevention, 101

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Take some time to be sensible in your workouts. Never sacrifice good form for more intensity. People get injured when doing exercise for various reasons. Here is a list of some of the most common causes and how to avoid them during exercise.

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VIDEO: Tennis for Fitness and Fun

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

While many people play well into their prime, tennis can be strenuous to the body, especially the knees and shoulders. It is wise to include pre- and post-game stretches and exercises. In today’s post, I am including a video of some targeted stretches and core exercises that will help get your body game-ready.

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Golfing for Pleasure, Not Pain

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Golf as a sport has a lot of things going for it — it involves walking outside in the fresh air, it is moderate in intensity, and it requires balance, flexibility, concentration and skill. To help prepare your body for the game of golf and reduce the negative effects, I recommend these warm-ups before playing.

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Summer Arms in One Month — Part 2

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Last week we learned a great strengthening routine to tone and sculpt the shoulder area of your arms. This week, we will focus on the front and back of your arms, namely your biceps and triceps.

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Need Motivation to Exercise — Get Specific

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
The creators of the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) decided that people should stop thinking of exercise, and instead think of moving around more. That’s nice, however telling people that any physical activity counts for exercise makes people think that everyday living is exercise.
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Stretching With A Yoga Strap

By Jonathan Urla, MFA
By Jonathan Urla, MFA

There is nothing like giving your body a good stretch. However, sometimes it is not easy to stretch your muscles adequately or safely just by holding different positions. This is why I teach all my clients how to use a yoga strap to give themselves a full and safe stretch.

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