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Squat Thrust with Twist

By Be Fit | February 2, 2012

How To Do It: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height. Begin by squatting down, bending your knees 90 degrees, and twisting your upper body to the left. Now come up and repeat the exercise to the right. Keep your weight in your heels and…

Stability Ball Exericse

By Be Fit | February 1, 2012

Squats with a Stability Ball Stand with the exercise ball propped between your lower (lumbar) spine and a wall, pressing slightly into the ball. With hands at your sides or on hips, check that your feet are hip-width apart and slightly in front of you. Bending at your knees and hips, slowly move into a…

Great Fitness Moves for your UPPER ARMS!

By Be Fit | January 17, 2012

1. Triangle Push Up – A variation of the traditional push-up, the triangle push-up involves placing your thumbs and forefingers together with your hands directly underneath your chest, so someone looking at you head-on would see your head and elbows forming a triangle. If you’re new to push-ups, you can do them with knees on…

Great Fitness Moves for your BUTT!

By Be Fit | January 16, 2012

1. Quadruped Bent-Knee Hip Extension – Say what? It sounds more complicated than it is, and, awesomely, it can be done anywhere with no equipment. On your hands and knees, keep a straight, strong back and lift and extend one leg at a time, moving only at the hip and using your glutes to press…

Great Fitness Moves for your ABS!

By Be Fit | January 13, 2012

1. Front Plank – These build strength and endurance, says ACE. A front plank involves laying on your stomach with your elbows close to your sides and directly under your shoulders, palms down and fingers facing forward, then engaging your abdominal and thigh muscles to straighten your legs, flex your ankles and slowly lift your…

Jump Board on the Reformer

By Be Fit | January 12, 2012

See our YouTube video on jump board activities on the Reformer.  Click the link below! http://youtu.be/_izYC5DkIO8

Arm Straps on the Reformer

By Be Fit | January 9, 2012

See our YouTube video for basic arm and core work on the Reformer.  Click the link below! http://youtu.be/BNwqKmAh0Vs

Sip This: 3 Reasons Why Lemon Water Rocks

By Be Fit | January 5, 2012

Lemon and water are a match made in heaven.  Lemons are packed with natural vitamins and minerals that are key to your inner and outer beauty regime as well as your general health. Here are three reasons why you should pair hot water with lemons ladies: It’s a natural energizer! It hydrates and oxygenates the…

Total Body Toner

By Be Fit | December 30, 2011

The move targets core, arms, butt, legs and shoulders.  Do 2-4 sets of 8-12 reps, 2-3 times a week, to get firmer in just under a month. 1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes facing forward.  Hold a 5lb – 8lb dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height, palms facing in.  With weight on heels,…

Peppermint Rx

By Be Fit | December 29, 2011

Feeling bloated from all those rich holiday meals? Have a candy cane. Yes, really! A new study in the journal Pain confirms what naturopaths have long suspected: Peppermint can ease intestinal distress. Researchers discovered that the mint activates an “anti-pain” mechanism that soothes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It doesn’t take much to feel the benefit, just…

Be Fit Physical Offers Pilates

By Be Fit | December 10, 2011

We offer private Pilates lessons on the equipement (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrel’s).  Private Lessons on the Pilates Apparatus’ available by appointment 630-964-4008.