5 Reasons You Should Exercise, Even If It Doesn’t Help You Lose Weight

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | April 28th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness | tags: be-happy, exercise, exercise routine, exercises, finding time to exercise, Fitness, happiness, health, healthy habits, healthy routine, how to be happy, mental-health, womens health, workout

Diet and exercise. We’ve heard for years that those two habits are important when it comes to weight loss. Most studies say that your diet is more important, but exercise helps. But does it really help? And if so, how much?

Shoulder Supplement: Daily Dose of Movement to Erase Shoulder Pain

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | October 9th, 2013 | 5 Comments
topic: Family Health, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Yoga | tags: Dr. Dawn McCrory, exercises, Fitness, health, healthy joints, Hitchhiking Pizzas, joint pain, Kinesis Living, motion, movement, physical therapy, Repetitive Stress Injury, rotator cuff, shoulder exercise, shoulder pain, wellness, yoga for shoulder pain

shoulder exerciseMy husband’s shoulder started hurting him a few months ago. At first it would come and go. Then it started aching and burning at night, so much that he couldn’t sleep on his side. I suggested lots of exercises to help strengthen his shoulder (which, to my dismay, he did not practice), and he regularly used his Yoga Tune Up® Balls for self-massage, but he was still in pain.

Move from Worrier to Warrior!

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | January 30th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: challenge, change, exercise, exercises, fear, Fitness, habits, movement, resolution, strength, warrior, workouts, worrier, worry

Worrier to WarriorWhenever you’re growing or entering new territory, you’ll feel fear. But the problem isn’t the fear — it’s letting fear hold you back. The beautiful thing is that fear can be greatly diminished in your life when you feel the fear and take action anyway.

What are some of the fears that hold you back from living a life you really want to live? Do you have a fear of rejection, being alone, failure, quitting a negative habit, getting in or out of a relationship, illness, aging, making a career change, losing weight? This week, empower yourself to take an action you’ve been afraid to take. Build a habit of believing yourself so you can trust yourself to keep a promise you make. Your self esteem, courage and belief in yourself will grow, and your fear will diminish.

Must Try Moves for FIRM, Flat Abs

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | August 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: abs, core, exercises, muscle, sculpt, the firm, toning, workout

By The FIRM Master Instructor Tina Smalley

For years, men and women have been searching for that ideal abdominal training routine that will give them a perfect six-pack. It’s relatively easy for me to sculpt my upper and lower body, but when it comes to really toning up my middle, it takes a little more than just crunches three times a week. It takes dedication and hard work!

8 Calorie-Burning Workouts to Look and Feel Your Best

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | May 10th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: cardio, exercises, Fitness, happiness, video, workout, workouts

Cardio is an all-around health booster. It burns calories, lowers body fat, strengthens your heart and lungs, and increases bone mass and muscle tone.

Cardio also releases mood-enhancing endorphins and hormones! I am oh-so-happy when I get my cardio in for the day — and so is the rest of my family!

The Fab 5 Moves: Must-Have Exercises for Everybody

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | December 17th, 2009 | 7 Comments
topic: Fitness, Weight Loss | tags: abs, biceps, core, exercise, exercises, fit, Fitness, glutes, lower body, moves, muscles, routine, sculpting, the firm, thighs, upper body, weight-loss, workout, workouts

nancyBy The FIRM Master Instructor Nancy Butts

No matter your fitness or weight loss goals, there are staple exercises that should be a part of every workout routine. These are my top five personal must-have moves. It was really hard to narrow it down, but after careful consideration, I believe these exercises will help you achieve the svelte and fit FIRM body you desire. We’ll count down to my No. 1 all-time favorite move. Are you as excited as I am?

Balanced to the Core: 5 Workouts to Improve Balance & Strength

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | November 20th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: balance, balance stances, balance workouts, balancing exercises, body balance, core muscles, exercises, Kirsten Palmer, movement, strenthen core, the firm, workout routine, workouts

By The FIRM Master Instructor Kirsten Palmer

Modern life is a balancing act — work and play, family and personal time, spiritual and physical. How important is balance in your body — not just muscle balance but balance during movement?

2 Circuits for Shapely Legs

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | October 9th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: circuits, exercises, glutes, hamstrings, leg exercises, leg workouts, legs, Louise Smith, lunges, quadriceps, squats, strong legs, the firm, tone your legs, workouts

By The FIRM Master Instructor Louise Smith

If you’re short on time like I sometimes am, it’s great to have a leg routine that will leave your legs burning and your workout done in a flash. I call this go-to routine my Tri-Set Lower Body Blast. It targets all the muscles of the hip and thigh — the glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps — with unilateral, bilateral, single joint and multi-joint exercises. Here’s a quick how-to video we shot at the studio to show you the moves. You’ll need just one heavy set of dumbbells or a sculpting bar.

Fastest Ways to Tighten Your Booty

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | October 2nd, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: backside, buns, burn-calories, butt, cardio, exercises, firm, firm up your butt, glutes, how to tone your butt, lunges, squats, strength, tone, workouts


We typically think of  “swim suit season” as the time of year we all focus on our buns. But I’ve been inundated with booty questions lately, so I thought I’d write about how to firm it up!

5 Power Moves to Boost Workout Results: How-to Video

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | August 3rd, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Weight Loss | tags: burn-calories, coordination, exercises, home workouts, how-to video, Power Ball, power moves, Rebekah Sturkie, sculpting workouts, strength, the firm, workout

By The FIRM Master Instructor Rebekah Sturkie

Power moves — exercises that involve high intensity and explosive movement — are extremely beneficial for developing strength and coordination. And we all want to do that, right? This type of training is the way to go if you want to burn major calories in a short amount of time.