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How are “YOU” shaping a fitness plan that will support your lifestyle?

*Goal planning is best done in writing and following the SMART PLAN. Specific Measurable Achievable Rewarding Timely

Let’s review the first 4 tips of the Right Fit Dozen.

1. Stop telling people you’re so busy instead getting busy at Right Fit! You can register a new right fitter today to join you in a free class.
2. If you make a commitment keep it. If you have had a self-assessment with us already you know exactly what you need to be doing to improve your overall health. If not, please email me directly to set up a self-assessment appointment.
3. Text less, converse more…start conversing with your community of Right Fitters.
4. Sit less, Move more and try the Sit -Stand Challenge – measures musculoskeletal fitness. Right Fit training specialists are here to help if needed.

Warming up before Biking: the Right Stretches to Get Ready for Your Ride

As kids, we all learned to ride a bicycle. While it was a fun and thrilling task to do back then, we weren’t quite aware of what skill we were learning! Now that we are adults, we can see what cycling can do for us.

Biking is a cardiovascular activity that keeps you fit, healthy, and in shape. And the best part is, you don’t require any training facility for this!

Warming Up Before Biking

Most people underestimate the movement and strength of the muscles and body involved in biking. Just like any other heavy physical workout, biking involves a lot of strain on the muscles.

According to the trainer specialists, to avoid straining any of your muscles while biking, you need to do the right stretches for a thorough warm up. Here are two of the warm-up stretches that you can do to assure that your body and muscles are ready for a bike ride:

• Stretch Against A Wall

While you’re doing this warm-up exercise, you will challenge the muscles of your shoulders, chest, triceps, and calves. This will make them ready for the cycling session.

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Fire-Up© Fitness Program for Firefighters is designed as an invaluable tool for firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical staff who want to be able to handle the physical demands of one of the most strenuous professions known to mankind—firefighting. A one-of-a-kind resource, the Fire-Up program addresses five specific areas of conditioning, including “five to stay alive” (the five pillars of Right Fit’s Functional Fitness training), “Fire-Up 20” (an exercise protocol designed to strengthen postural muscles and reinforce fundamental movements); “Fire-up Circuit 1” (eight exercises targeted at improving functionality, strength, and endurance for on-the-job performance); and “cool down” (an exercise routine that promotes recovery and the return of the system of the body to their pre-workout level). The video features must-have information, presented in an easy-to-understand manner.

Ankle Stability and Strength

It’s important not to train around a pre-existing conditions for this usually places excessive wear and tear on the body in which you are more susceptible to injury, and creates discomfort around the neck, shoulder, knees, hips, etc.

A pre-existing condition is any condition in the injured part of your body that existed prior to the accident for which you now claim damages. A pre-existing condition may be congenital in origin, caused by another accident or illness, or simply caused by the aging process itself. Our backs, knees, and ankles are prime candidates for pre-existing conditions.

Once the Fitness Specialist identifies inefficiencies exercises will be prescribed to correct it. Then back to “Listen”, “Watch” and “Record”- Right Fit’s APR = Assess Progress Results. A lifetime of sensible goals to keep this incredible machine (the human body) moving, healthy and energized!

Right Fit Training Specialists identify good and poor movement patterns and postures during a workout. This week we will be focusing on preventing ankle injuries.

Feeling Sore After Sitting at the Office All Day?

One of the great tools that a lot of offices are implementing are standing desks. Yes. There are a lot of benefits of having a standing desk for your health and I will list a few, but what is even more important during the day is to stretch.

Benefits of a standing desk:
- Less obesity risk
- Reduced cancer risk
- Better posture

*If your just starting out using a standing desk we would recommend that you start slow at around 20 minutes a day to start. You can also use a mat which will help your support of the knees, hips, and ankles.

6- 8 of sitting in front of a computer can leave you with a lot of pain in your muscles. Having a standing desk just isn't enough to have those pains go away.Taking the time to stretch your shoulders, wrists, fingers, back, neck, and legs periodically throughout the day can cut down on long-term work-related muscle soreness and stiffness.

Here are some stretches you can do shown in the infographic by Quill.

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