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.      

Pilates for Pickleball & Tennis

A growing number of tennis and Pickleball players at every level practice Pilates. They utilise their Pilates training for a range of issues. Issues such as: injury prevention and recovery, rectifying muscle imbalance, to improving flexibility and building core and stabilizer muscles. Racquet sports are by their nature one-sided. Most players repeatedly use the same …

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Fixing the Flaws

by naplespersonaltraining | Dec 7, 2017 | Back Pain, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Naples Personal Training News, Personal Training, Physical Therapy,  Uncategorized Fixing the Flaws: A Look at the Three Most Common Bio-mechanical Weak Links Associated with Common Injuries   Weaknesses and muscles tightness can be the cause of considerable disability and injury among many people. They can be caused by past injuries, accidents,…

Prevent Common Tennis Injuries

Common Tennis Injuries! Fall tennis season will be here before you know it. While tennis is an exhilarating game for players and fans alike, many do not realize the extent of injuries that can be caused by playing this sport. Tennis injuries are extremely common, even for the pros. Learning how to identify, prevent, and …

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6 Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Yoga Improves Balance and Stability Good balance is crucial to seniors. Many yoga poses improve both balance and stability by both training the muscles to support the body, and by focusing the mind. Strengthening muscles and improving balance reduces the likelihood of falls, which can be a common concern for elderly. Not only does it …

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Non Specific Low Back Pain & Scoliosis- Covered at Healthy Back Workshop

For those of you that were interested and unable to attend our Healthy Back Workshop, please enjoy the notes and video that were provided to our guests. Non Specific Low Back Pain: What Is It? Occurs in 70-80% of population over lifetime Often no relevant structural damage Perceived threat instead of a structural injury to …

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Understanding Pain

Pain is a sensation interpreted by our central nervous system (CNS) after a mechanical, thermal, or chemical signal is first converted to an electrical (nerve) impulse. It is a perception developed through evolution, much like smell or taste in its physiological properties and it carries an important function in the body to keep us aware …

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