Weekly Health and Fitness Roundup: 5th – 11th March, 2012

It’s been two months since we kicked off the Weekly Inspire Fitness Health and Fitness Roundups, so we’d love to get your feedback.  What resources have you particularly enjoyed from our weekly posts?  And what topics would you like us to focus on (or continue to focus on) in the future?  Let us know in the comments below!

Blogs and News

“Are We Really Working Hard?”: Don’t fall into the trap of just “logging time” in the gym, or running yourself into the ground at every session.  Training quality is most important; neither volume (time duration, frequency, etc.) nor intensity can adequately capture what it means to complete an effective, high-quality session.  To Alwyn Cosgrove’s four key components of “effective, results-producing exercise”, I would add two more items: 1) Place the highest value on proper technique, and 2) Support your body’s natural recovery processes by eating well, sleeping well, stretching, releasing myofascial tension, and so on!


“Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv: Foundations of The Feldenkrais Method – Human Development”: Inspire Fitness personal trainers and corrective exercise practitioners draw from broad expertise areas, including the Feldenkrais method.  Here’s a fun and informative video that follows the natural development of motor skills in an infant.  In the context of training adult clients, the value of the corrective exercise that we teach to Inspire Fitness clients is in restoring flow and boundless movement.

Social Networks

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