Exercising during Pregnancy

Lately, I had many questions about this subject.  Maybe it’s the springtime?

As a Personal Trainer I know the basics about exercising during pregnancy but I had a few open questions.  To find out more I ordered and just received a fantastic book: “Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan” by Bonnie Berk.  It’s recognized by the [...]

The Active Break!

Bootie Camp might be in hibernation, but there are lots of activities you can do on your own.  Yes!   Here are a few ideas and guidelines on how to transform your two weeks off into one of the famous “active breaks”:

Rest! I recommend you take 3-5 days off to rest your body.  And [...]

Stretch It – In the Office!

Feeling tight after sitting at your desk all day? Stretches can help relax and strengthen muscles and break up a strenuous day!

Our usual workday includes very few changes of body position (i.e. sitting all day), bad posture (i.e. having the phone handset between ear and shoulder), and a lot of small repetitive movements (best [...]

Exercise – Good for Body & Brain

We all know that exercising is a good for our bodies. Recent studies suggest that the brain is also impacted – in more than one way:

Mood-Lifting: Working out can help keep anxiety and depression at bay.
A study compared the effects of physical exercise and so-called SSRIs (“selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”, a [...]

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