211020 Isha balance on the stability pad

Here is Isha, practicing on a large stability pad. She steps up, holds for a moment, and then repeats this dynamic balance exercise. By doing dynamic balance exercises you are attempting to replicate situations encountered in daily living activities. However, before doing many of these types of exercises start out with the less aggressive ones … Continue reading 211020 Isha balance on the stability pad

180920 Assisted pushups

If you are unable to do a standard push up, try it this way. Get a medium sized beach ball; put it under your chest. Drop down and do a modified bounce on the ball. This will give you enough of a head start to finish the exercise. Once these are easy then move into the regular push ups.

111020 Wall push ups

Wall push ups Stand facing and about four feet from the wall Begin with your feet shoulder width apart facing the wall Lean into the wall and place your hands on the wall slightly above your chest Keep your entire body straight, do not let it sag inward or raise up Let your body move … Continue reading 111020 Wall push ups

071020 Controlled environment by Daniel Pare

071020 Controlled environment by Daniel Pare, N.C.C.P., C.S.O.St. Thomas Ontario Canada519-633-0771 Hi everyone and welcome back. This time I have decided to make it about what the environment in a gym should be. I know for a fact that a lot of people do not go to gyms or simply will not go, and this … Continue reading 071020 Controlled environment by Daniel Pare

300920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare, part 3 of 3

300920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare,part 3 of 3 Why is a strength and conditioning coach who trains athletes, for all kinds of sports, writing about weight loss? Several people have asked me these questions over the years and some still do. I simply answer every time “got to get strong”. Interval training … Continue reading 300920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare, part 3 of 3

250920 Poets to read in a time of political strife

During times of political strife people look to thinkers, leaders, helpers and especially artists. Not only do artists capture and expressively reflect ideas of the time, but they can offer humanity, guidance and healing. Here are a few poets to look for inspiration, catharsis and restoration during these times.

230920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 2 of 3

230920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 2 of 3 Why is a strength and conditioning coach who trains athletes, for all kinds of sports, writing about weight loss? Several people have asked me these questions over the years and some still do. I simply answer every time “got to get strong”. Keep … Continue reading 230920 Exercising for weight loss by Daniel Pare part 2 of 3