Athleticism

Recovery Tips for Youth Athletes

Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.” Rest days are critical for the athlete’s physiological (body) and psychological (mind) well-being. Occasionally passive recovery (doing nothing) is needed …

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Pilates 100’s with Dr. Susan Mann

The Pilates 100 is an exercise that uses the method of Pilates to strengthen the abdominal muscles while teaching your body stability and strengthening your lower back. Pilates is a method of exercise designed to strengthen the core by using gentle, but powerful but controlled movements. In the early 1900’s, Joseph Pilates began to design his technique, which concentrates …

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Your Daily Habits Create Your Body

Every Little bit counts

There’s something that the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know…

In fact, I believe that this is the biggest secret to attaining that perfectly fit body that you’ve wanted for so many years.

It’s not that you aren’t trying to workout and eat right, it’s just that you haven’t been able to find that one thing to take you all the way to success.

Now, finally, I’m going to share that one thing.

It’s quite simple, and yet stands as the truest and most important fitness advice you’ll ever receive…

The big secret is that…Your daily habits create your body.

Top 3 Reasons to See a Physical Therapist at NPT

We often get asked, why should I pay out of pocket to see a Physical Therapist at Naples Personal Training. We have compiled the top 3 reasons why cash-pay physical therapy at NPT is the way to go. 1) Quality of Care At Naples Personal Training you will always receive highly individualized and tailored, 1-on-1 …

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Kinstretch to Improve Golf Game

Strength and conditioning is starting to take precedence within the golf world.   PGA players are starting to learn the importance of having a strong mobile body in order to put them in the best position to succeed on the course. For most casual golfers, fitness is usually left on the backburner.  The result? Injury …

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Strength Training Vital As We Age

While older men and women needn’t become powerlifters, athletes who lift massive weights, experts say strength training — using weights heavier than you might expect — can be an important component of a healthy future. Beginning about age 30, men and women lose muscle mass at about the rate of 10 percent per decade until …

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Gulfshore Life Question & Answer

Our very own Kevin Chiddister was asked to answer a fitness question in the latest edition of Gulfshore Life!!!I want to increase my cardio exercise, but every time I try running or a related routine, I end up sore and out of breath. Any tips to keep the momentum going?If the goal is to increase …

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Combat Cramps

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Southwest Florida. My partner and I were playing the 3rd Pickleball match of day, winners advance to gold medal round. After winning the 2nd game, the momentum was on our side going into the 3rd. I was moving well, dictating play…and I continued the good play until …

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Yoga Training for Balance

Good balance is particularly beneficial in sports that demand a high degree of agility, coordination and technical ability. But actually, it’s a win for all. From a physical point of view, one-legged standing poses are great for building strength in the feet, ankles, hips and core. Arm balances build upper body strength, especially in the …

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5 Negative Effects of Bad Posture on Your Body and Mind

Poor posture is the new first-world problem that’s causing more mental and physical health complicationsthan most people realize. The human body was designed to move – not to sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Over time, bad habits lead to fatigue, depression, pain and headaches. There’s a reason your mother told …

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Wellness Corner with Ryan Reader

Pickleball Professional and Director of Operations at The Pickleball Academy of Southwest Florida Ryan will discuss the how a newbie can get started in Pickleball as well as the keys for a newer player.      

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