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New Year, New You: Setting Health and Fitness Goals | Personal Fitness Navigators

The start of a new year brings with it a fresh set of possibilities. It's a time to reflect on the year that just passed and think about what we want to accomplish in 2023. Many people take this opportunity to make health and fitness goals, whether it’s losing weight or improving their overall fitness level. However, setting goals is only the beginning; you also need to have a plan for achieving them. One way to do that is by hiring a personal trainer who can provide motivation, advice, and support throughout the process. 

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer 

Having someone there to hold you accountable and guide you through your workout routine is invaluable when it comes to staying motivated and reaching your goals. A personal trainer can help design an exercise program tailored specifically for you and your needs. They will also be able to provide feedback on form and technique so you can get the most out of each workout session. Additionally, they will be able...

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"Babies are meant to crawl and adults were meant to walk."

movement insight Apr 07, 2018

As babies/children babies/children we learn to turn over on our belly, grab our toes, grip and pull ourselves up, cling, pull up, plank, push up, crawl, sit up, lunge, squat (like really deep), walk, run, etc. All with no pain or injury. 
Babies are meant to crawl and adults were meant to walk. You are right. But be honest, how much walking do you do? And is the walking you do the walking that is built off a foundation of crawling? 
Crawling is a developmental movement that ties everything about you together. In developing children, crawling activates and integrates the different parts of the brain. Through crawling, neural connections and pathways are established in the brain that allows the brain to become more efficient at communication between the left and right hemispheres. The better the brain can communicate and process information, the better the body moves. crawling also unites your sensory systems. It integrates your vestibular system (your balance system),...

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What if exercise was for striving toward wholeness?

movement insight Apr 07, 2018

A fuller life while being a quest for character, virtue, beauty, and pleasure. The point of the intelligent exercise is full embodiment of that, a commitment to working out the body and the mind together. 
We look to the ancient Greeks, who saw fitness as the way to push themselves physically and mentally and to reap the rewards of that effort. “This is the Greek lesson,” “What we get out of the gym is more than a buffed body — it is a more refined version of ourselves.” The focus is on movement, teaching clients to be fully aware of how their body is positioned. The goal is mindful alignment at all times. It takes effort, but thinking about how you sit, stand, walk, do squats or ride a bike can help you gain a better sense of how your body works while maximizing exercise. Ask yourself: What exactly are you working out? Why are you working out? What are your muscles for?

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