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The category of dance is broad. Taking a general perceptive, dancers each have strength, precision, flexibility, and musicality with special requirements for individual dance styles. For example, ballet dancers require increased flexibility, break dancers need extra upper body strength, modern dancers benefit from remarkable isolation of muscles and precision, and ballroom dancers bring the music to life while staying balanced and graceful across the floor. The list goes on and on, this article ...
Posted on 2018-05-24
As you start counting down the "12 days of Fitness" be mindful of your personal strengths and limitations, adapting form and position to safely challenge yourself. You want to find the sweet spot where retaining good form and muscle fatigue intersect. If you are just returning to activity or recovering from an injury, consider using your knees or elbows in place of toes or hands. If planking for one minute feels routine then try lifting and extending the opposite arm and leg or side planking ins...
Posted on 2014-12-13
Such a busy time of year. Parties, festive meals, rich and sugary treats, too many places to be, too little time to fit it all in. And too often the thing we let fall of the table is...US! Here's a quick and fun circuit training challenge to keep your body moving this holiday season (even if it is only to make room for one more sugar cookie.) As with any fitness program, always: listen to your body be mindful of your own limitations, whether they be range of motion, strength, endurance or ...
Posted on 2014-12-09
. By Amanda Nayfield, DPT The time has come to transition from hiking and biking to strapping boards on our feet and hitting the snowy slopes! Exciting as this time of year is, it also presents many opportunities for injuries. Proper training is a good way to minimize those risks. One of the main principles of training is specificity – if you ski, the best way for your body to adapt is by skiing. Unfortunately, you can’t ski or snowboard until the snow falls. Nonetheless, most o...
Posted on 2014-11-28
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC May 20, 2014 edition of news.WSU.edu BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Physical therapists know the importance of alignment and core strength. So when Elizabeth Hampton decided to open a physical therapy practice in 2004, she wanted to create a business that aligned with her values. “We deliver the physical therapy care we would want for ourselves and our families,” she said. Formerly called Core Physical Therapy, but now known as CorePhysio, her prac...
Posted on 2014-05-20