291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

291219 Balance by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Since the basic examples were identified and discussed in an earlier post. This one will address a few more from … Continue reading 291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

281219 Cleaning the vent in your hearing aids

281219 Cleaning the vent in your hearing aids If you are wearing hearing aids and start sounding, to yourself, as though you are talking in a tin can or your voice sounds to you like you are covering your ears, it is time to clean the vents out. This easy process, accomplished quickly with a … Continue reading 281219 Cleaning the vent in your hearing aids

271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A.CSCS The body determines the form of its interactions/reactions while responding to and solving a physical task. This ‘natural response’ solution is based upon the athlete’s genetic fiber type composition, its structural attachment make up, previous experience, and training. … Continue reading 271219 Making the most of your functional properties part 2 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221219 Making the most of your functional properties Part 1 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

221219 Making the most of your functional properties  By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A.CSCS The body determines the form of its interactions/reactions while responding to and solving a physical task. This ‘natural response’ solution is based upon the athlete’s genetic fiber type composition, its structural attachment make up, previous experience, and training. Systematic training, not just … Continue reading 221219 Making the most of your functional properties Part 1 of 2 by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A. CSCS The big exercise stability balls, as they are known, are displayed in the catalogs and stores all over now, it is as if they were a brand new tool to get fit. Well let me tell you … Continue reading 181219 Exercising with a Stability Ball by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

181219 Senior fitness books

Since I have been training others for a long time now, I thought it only proper that this book should be accessible to other ActivelyFitSeniors. While there are others on the Amazon site, this one is particulary suited to our generation as it deals specifically with improving your strength. The others are available on Amazon. … Continue reading 181219 Senior fitness books

151219 A series of warm ups by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

151219 A series of warm ups by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Warm up: do this series or something similar before each session of training. Prior to beginning an upper or lower body training session do a series of dynamic resistance stretches along these lines: Cardiovascular for one to five minutes-skip rope, ride a bike, … Continue reading 151219 A series of warm ups by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Entering into the later stages of life brings the certainties of decreased balance abilities and increasing strength deficits. These are inevitable in the aging process but they don’t have to be debilitating. There are steps that can be taken to help mitigate these age related … Continue reading 111219 Balance and strength by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

081219 Introduction into the principles of the warm up by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

081219 Introduction into the principles of the warm up by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS If you live in the northern hemisphere, you no doubt have noticed that it is cold outside and a proper warm up is essential to starting an exercise session. “Workout Preparation” would be a better name for the warm up … Continue reading 081219 Introduction into the principles of the warm up by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS

061219 Roy working his basketball shots.

https://vimeo.com/377858749 Roy Wood Here is Roy practicing his basketball shooting skills, just like clockwork he continues to build his expertise for making many different kinds of shots. Roy is one of our resident math specialists; we send our students to him for extra math tutoring when they are struggling in school. In addition to his … Continue reading 061219 Roy working his basketball shots.