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Welcome to the sheSTRENGTH Squad!

Please fill out the information below to the best of your knowledge. And we will get started! I can NOT wait to meet you and introduce you to our sheSTRENGTH Squad. Ready to gain new confidence and strength?? Let's do it. See you soon, Anna

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An Ab Workout to Target those Love Handles

Finally!! An ab workout to target the love handles, AND why you may be struggling to shrink these areas. Nobody likes the parts of their stomach that drip over the sides of their shorts. I've heard it called many things: "spare tires" "love handles" "muffin top" "baby fat" and many more!  Either way, nobody wants it.  First off, let's discuss there are many variables that play into why a person carries fat there AND it's nearly impossible to reduce fat...

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ACE-Fitness Webinar: Family Fitness During Covid

https://youtu.be/FLI8mPzJlZM As families shelter in place together, keeping active is a great way to spend family time, decrease stress, and improve overall health – not to mention that it burns a lot of energy. Turn those online video sessions into a family affair. Family fitness experts will share tips to develop engaging and time-efficient programming to support clients who want to or need to exercise as a family – and have fun while doing it! Speaker's Include: Brett Klika, CSCS, CEO of...

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sheSTRENGTH Adaptive: Autism and Exercise

https://youtu.be/JAC3gM-MFOA Mr. Landon and I played CandyLand with my son, Blake. Blake and Landon both have special needs. Autism and Down Syndrome. Despite these diagnosis, these 2 boys are exercising with me using the game CandyLand. Every card space has a different exercise and rep scheme assigned to it. The boys worked through the board game completing each exercise before moving to the next. For example, if they landed on red, they were assigned 10 rows with a band. When they...

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Getting A Win for Your Clients

When teaching a client a new skill, as a personal trainer, you have to find the perfect balance of challenge and also success. You want to get your client a win! You want the client to be pushed outside his or her normal comfort zone, but also want the skill to be modified enough to be completed within a few tries.  I also tell clients "we are going to get a win today!" This means I am setting you...

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Building Strength in Your Driving Leg for Fastpitch

Tess is demonstrating a toe-loading drill in lateral stance.  Implementing the 2nd phase of a pitch, right before take-off and release.  I stole this idea from @Fosterfastpitch on IG. And we have started adding it into your workout routines with various loading patterns.  The concept is learning to load the toe and use the driving legs to force the weight shift through the feet and up the chain, through the glutes/hips.  Toe-loading activates glutes, glutes are POWER.  So learning...

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sheSTRENGTH Bootcamp

https://youtu.be/EwMC0AZn0vQ   July's home workout series via the sheSTRENGTH App and for those who come out to workout with me for classes will be working through a Strong Woman series of movements, cardio, and skills. ALL using equipment or things around the house you have to carry, push, pull, and lift. Learn how to climb a rope. How to properly lift odd objects up off the floor. Learn how to load heavy bags on your shoulder and carry them. Learn how to drag large items...

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Questions about Training Your Core

Questions we get asked a lot about training your abs/back/core... Q1) Why do low back exercises always hurt my back? A1) Most people load their spine and not their actual core. Getting into proper position is key to do this.   Q2) Why after all these years of doing crunches, do I not have a strong-looking core? A2) Nutrition plays a big part of this. So does hormones. But also learning to train the core in various positions, planes, and ways is key! Crunches...

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Easy Abs at Home

https://youtu.be/VcNMtj9WP-g Easy abs at home. All you need is 1 dumbbell and a small space for a mat. This workout series will be focused on working the oblique slings of muscle and tissue/fascia running from shoulder to hips.  These are movements we most associate with baseball and softball players, throwers in any sports, runner's, as as well as with everyday movements like walking or reaching. The 2 movements are: Deadbug with 1-weight Side Bridge Up's Deadbug with 1-weight main goals are to...

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The ONE Cue to Get Rid of Low Belly Pooch

There is one cue we can give you to change EVERYTHING about how you change the appearance of your abs.  I think the thing we hear the most is, "How do I get rid of low belly pooch?" Especially if you have carried a child or are menopausal, THIS is the BIGGEST complaint.  And unfortunately doing more ab exercises WILL NOT change it, in fact, some of the ab exercises you are doing actually could be making it worse.  In...

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Bye Bye to Back Fat!

This month we've been focused specifically on losing back fat.  AND IT IS WORKING!! The women in my app are losing pounds and inches, PLUS finding confidence to wear summer clothes they haven't worn in a while.  AND I'm SO excited to share!   The workouts are targeted toward this area with strength training, cardio, and ab exercises 4-5 days a week.  All of my clients have been working out at home with dumbbells and bands and are getting results like...

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