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The Shoulders

John Alexander Apr 23, 2019 Strength

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint, just like the hips. When flexible, the shoulders are capable of an incredible range of motion in all directions. With this range of motion comes an increased possibility of injury, and therefore many precautions must be taken when training shoulders with any form of resistance.

Steve's Easy Food Prep for Busy People

Steve Lichtman, owner Fitness Together Norwell & Westborough Apr 10, 2019 Nutrition

For many of us who work and commute, our time is limited and most valuable. Making the time to prepare and cook meals can be a real chore. Here are my tips for making it easy to create healthy meals in a short period of time.

The Importance of Strength Training for Senior Citizens

May 15, 2019 Fitness Tips

Gone are the days of thinking that when you reach a certain age you need to slow down your activity levels. In fact, now we know that senior citizens who are active and who exercise regularly are staying healthy, happy, functional and mobile for much longer than those who aren’t. 

Five Healthier Pantry Swaps You Can Make This Month

May 8, 2019 Fitness Tips

Spring is in full effect, so hopefully, you’ve begun the process of spring cleaning your home and life — and don’t forget the kitchen. One great place to do a spring cleaning is your pantry. Here are five swaps you can make to ensure you’re taking the rights steps toward a healthier diet at home.

Burpee Broad Jumps

Fitness Together May 4, 2019 Exercise and Workout Routines with our Personal Trainers

Burpee Broad Jumps is a great plyometric exercise for developing lower body strength, power acceleration, and balance. Mixing this with a burpee adds in a total body conditioning component.
 

Unstable Bench Pressing

Fitness Together May 3, 2019 Exercise and Workout Routines with our Personal Trainers

Unstable Bench Pressing trains stability for upperbody and shoulder muscles. This increases balance and focus and teaches proper bar control and tightness.

Burpees with Box Jumps work your ENTIRE BODY

Fitness Together May 2, 2019 Exercise and Workout Routines with our Personal Trainers

Combining Burpees with Box Jumps mixes cardiovascular work with explosive plyometric movements which can work your entire body and improve endurance and power development. 

 

9 Foam Rolling Exercises with a Personal Trainer

Fitness Together May 1, 2019 Exercise and Workout Routines with our Personal Trainers

Foam rolling out muscles benefits include more flexibility, increased range of motion, better blood circulation, injury prevention, and improved muscle recovery. ... This helps release the tissue and lengthen the muscles — all of which promotes better overall mobility.  Personal trainer, John Alexander from Fitness Together Westborough demonstrate the correct way to complete nine full body foam rolling routines.  

 

How Exercise and Nutrition Support Your Mental Health

May 1, 2019 Fitness Tips

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it’s time to talk about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle that go far beyond what your body looks like — the benefits that support your mental well-being.

Five Ways to Get Your Cardio Done Outdoors this Spring

Apr 17, 2019 Fitness Tips

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get outside and get your heart-rate up with some classic cardiovascular exercising. We think the following methods of movement in the sunshine will be a breath of fresh air for your fitness routine and will be fun too.

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