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How We Train For Successful Aging (Video)

Last January I was approached by Jill Ramsdell, the Engage Life Director at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, to help make the fitness classes at this senior living community better. Jill had come to realize that the classes need to include more exercises that targetted core strength, mobility and balance for her senior residents. And…
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Add Some Power To Your Workout (Video)

One of the most neglected components of fitness training for the general public is power development. We tend to think of power– strength training at high speeds– as being for athletes only. As I wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2008, every time we get out of a chair, climb stairs or react to…
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Upper Body Pushing (Video)

Our final video in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?”

Upper Body Pulling for Better Posture (Video)

The 4th video in our “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” series shows you exercises to offset the bad posture we all develop living in a digital world. Learning to do these exercises which help pull your shoulder blades down and in can help improve posture and…
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Save Your Back Stabilize Your Spine (Video)

Our third video on movement patterns in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” is about how we train the core to protect the spine.

Save Your Back Strengthen Your Legs (Video)

Our second part of “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going To Live?” shows knee dominant exercises (think bending at the knees) to strengthen your legs and preserve your back. Variations of these exercises are part of your daily fitness program at Bruce Cohn Fitness.

If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live? (Video)

More than a catchy headline, this question is one we all need to think about when it comes to exercise and how we make our way in the world. And it is true at every stage of your life. The choices we make in our work and in our play affect our bodies and cause…
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Rethinking the push-up

Whenever I walk into a gym and see people working out on a bench press machine, I want to scream: “Get off of there and do some push-ups!” Weight training does improve strength and endurance, but it has limitations, while some of the old standbys, like the push-up, are not only more functional but are…
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Improving your balance – The Boston Globe

Most of us have marveled at an athlete’s ability to stay upright after being hit, balance on a narrow beam, or stick a landing. Yet we take our own use of balance for granted, even though we rely on this skill in every movement that we make: stretching for a forehand in tennis, removing a…
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Partner exercises are twice as good for you, and double the fun…

…and an excellent way to connect with a friend Couples do a lot of things together, but exercise? Other than being tennis partners or jogging on weekend mornings, there wouldn’t seem to be a lot of togetherness in the world of working out. Think about it, though: Exercising together means you both stay in shape…
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