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Life Time Fitness, Set Your Foundation Strong

In the world of personal training we help you to build your body stronger, faster, leaner and more healthy. But what happens when we try to build onto a weak or unstable foundation?

In the world of personal training we help you to build your body stronger, faster, leaner and more healthy. But what happens when we try to build onto a weak or unstable foundation?

We can look to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa for a clue!

This remarkable tower began to tilt during construction due to an inadequate foundation on weak ground. 344 years of building resulted in a tower that leaned 5.5 degrees. Centuries later more work was needed to stabilize the tower and bring it to 3.99 degrees of lean.

But what does Italian engineering have to do with you? In your body the skeleton is the foundation, the framework on which everything else is laid. As you build muscle and shape your body, you’re shaping it around that foundation whether it’s perfect or compromised. At Life Time Fitness we work closely with the LifeClinic Chiropractor, Dr Jason Grose, because it’s his job to analyze and correct any weaknesses or compromises in your foundational structure so that you have the best results possible from your training program.

Chiropractic care can allow you to maintain a strong foundation to build your body around, allow you to perform better, and avoid injuries.  When your structure is solid it becomes easier to move, lift, and push your body to its highest level of health and performance!

Remember, I’m here for YOU, so please share questions and comments below!

—Gina Batcheller, Health and Fitness Professional, Life Time Fitness

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Kris Janisch September 12, 2012 at 08:38 PM
OK Gina, I've got seasonal allergies, which makes it tough for me to jog this time of year. I still lift a little, but what kind of cardio can I do in my living room? (I'm thinking of Jim Brown in that scene from the Dirty Dozen here.)
Gina Batcheller September 12, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Haha, good visual. I would suggest doing a circuit of 5-7 exercises and repeat them for 15-45 mins. Take for example crunches, plank toe taps, push ups, bent over rows and squats. Repeat the sequence as many times as it takes for the duration of your workout. Each time you repeat the circuit try to get more sets in in the same amount of time. Example, you completed 8 sets in 30 minutes the first time, the next time you do the same circuit for 30 minutes you should get in 9 or 10 sets. Hope that helps!!

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