Powerful Self-Massage Techniques: 1-Hour Workshop at Inspire Fitness

Your day-to-day habits – whether they consist of frantic movement, heavy lifting, or static standing and prolonged sitting – all have adverse effects on your posture. Poor posture developed through our modern lifestyles leads to imbalances of flexibility and strength between various parts of your body. Left uncorrected, your postural imbalances are brought to the gym every time you come for a workout. To avoid injury and increase the effectiveness of your training, it is…

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Understanding Fascia and Your Flexibility

Written by Daniel Hayes, personal trainer at Inspire Fitness. You may have heard of the term fascia, but few people are clear on what it is or how important it is to their ability to move and exercise.  Fascia is an anatomical term referring to a strong connective tissue that surrounds muscle, which is arranged throughout the body like an inter-connected web.  Picture this: if you cut an orange in half and examined the inside,…

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Weekly Health and Fitness Roundup: 9th – 15th April, 2012

In this week’s Inspire Fitness Health and Fitness Roundup, learn how to address iliotibial band (ITB) tightness for healthy hip movement, relieve arthritic tension with simple hand-stretching exercises, and learn why regular walking and a healthy digestive system are crucial to staying healthy: Having ITB problems? find out how to give it some (much needed) TLC > ow.ly/ahSrc #triathlon #running — Jen Brown(@Sparta_PT) April 15, 2012 Hand-Stretching Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis #RA webmd.com/rheumatoid-art… — Exercise…

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Weekly Health and Fitness Roundup: 6th – 12th February, 2012

Here’s this week’s Inspire Fitness Health and Fitness roundup: Blogs and News “Exercise As Housecleaning For The Body”: We know the importance of staying active for better health, but what is fascinating is that exercise science researchers are still discovering major details about why exercise is so beneficial, and how those benefits come about. “San Francisco Airport Unveils New, First Of Its Kind ‘Yoga Room’”: Here on the Inspire Fitness blog, we’ve recently spent some…

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