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3 Hip Mobility Exercises You Should Perform Daily

Our bodies are only as strong as our recovery. The hip is the strongest joint in the body, but is also the easiest muscle to become tight and restricted, due to unhealthy movements and habits.  Here are 3 simple exercises you can perform with a band to help keep your hips functional & free. 1. Hip Rockers 2 sets 10-12 reps 1. Grab a thick band and attach it to a durable object like rail or rack. 2. Place the band at the crease of your hip eliminating slack in the band. 3. Get in a tabletop position then load your hips back into your heels. 4. Reach into an upward dog position 5. Move with the intention to increase range...

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3 Days Left in 2021

This year, I am making sure the new year isn't sneaking up on myself or my clients. All year long, we work hard together; by creating challenging goals each month, communicating weekly and celebrating the small wins.  With 2022 only three days away, it is not only important to have new goals, but to also have a plan that supports your future success. Here are three actions you can take this week to start off 2022 strong and finish even stronger. 1. Get Clear What is it that you actually want? We often think about the things we don't want, which transitions our thoughts into always thinking of negative outcomes. A couple years ago, I learned that my thoughts often...

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One Exercise to Develop Rotational Power in Your Swing

  Rotational power is a key component in transferring energy from the lower half of your body towards the ball. In order to generate maximum strength & speed, your hips need to be able to rotate with the same velocity and power. The main focus with this drill, is to encourage you to use your lower half of your body and start crushing the ball during your at bats. Below is a great exercise you can perform either as a warm up for your swing or during your next workout. 1. Grab a light/medium medicine ball to begin. 2. Begin your load and bring the medicine ball back as if it was your bat in your hands. 3. Maintain tight...

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Experiencing Mental Fatigue

From the age of 13, up until I was 22, I traveled through my day performing the same routine. Morning workout, school, softball practice, extra batting practice, eat, study & sleep. This schedule kept me focused, but most importantly helped me discover my real passion in life; helping people. By the time I graduated from college, I had a job lined up as a personal trainer. I felt secure, transitioning from one chapter of my life to the next, however it weighed heavily on my mental health.   I have always had a Black & White way of thinking. If I wanted something bad enough, I would put all my energy into it and if I didn’t, I wouldn’t waste...

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Lead Your Own Life

The first time I had to learn time management was back in my Freshman year of high school. Our classes were called 'hours', and I had 6 of them. Zero hour was softball training, 1-5 were my core classes, math, history, science, English with one elective (TV Production) & 6th hour was study hall. After school, I would have weight lifting, then commute to my travel softball practice. This might sound like a lot for a teenage schedule, however for me, it taught me 3 values that I honor through my business & personal life. Applying these three steps have helped me become more organized, productive and adaptive.  1. Set Your Priorities Think about a goal you have and why that goal...

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