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  by: Fred Hoffman, M.Ed. In recent years, core training has become an essential component of most physical fitness and sport conditioning programs. From group exercise instructors and Pilates teachers to personal trainers and coaches-most fitness professionals agree that an emphasis should be placed on strengthening the 'core.' The core connects the upper body and lower body and often is referred to as the power center. Core conditioning is important whether a participant is sta..
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Douglas S. Brooks, MS, ACE, TSCC-Gold, Exercise Physiologist According to the 2010 IDEA Personal Training Programs & Equipment Survey, 95% of personal trainers offer balance training to their clients. Furthermore, use of small, portable equipment is favored. Ten years after the introduction of the BOSU® Balance Trainer, 87% of fitness professionals are choosing to use a variety of balance training tools to help clients achieve their goals. It is undeniable that balance is becoming a c..
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  by: Brian Justin, MHK, CSCS and Gregory S. Anderson, PhD There are many biomotor abilities crucial to sport performance and everyday activities. However, one of the most important is balance. Balance is the maintenance of equilibrium, or the ability to maintain the center of gravity (COG) over one's base of support (BOS). It is a component of all movement whether strength, speed, skill, or flexibility dominate that movement. In order to..
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by: Douglas S. Brooks, MS, ACE, TSCC-Gold, Exercise Physiologist What do schools, corporate workplaces and home offices all have in common? Each is experimenting with jettisoning an "old-school" concept to replace traditional chairs with exercise balls. Generically known as a stability ball, these pieces of exercise equipment have been popular in homes and clubs for more than two decades. It has been one of the most widely used pieces of exercise equipment by personal trainers throughout ..
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Dr. William D. Harrison Performance Fundamentals Inc. - Laguna Beach, CA "As a sports performance specialist for 30 years, I believe the BOSU® Balance Trainer will become a required "necessity" for every team, motivated athlete, etc. to use in their training. Because of the important role of "body equilibrium" in all human performance, I've always recognized it was the limiting skill for most athletes that prevented them from reaching great heights. Well, that won't be the case any mor..
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  Jeanne F. Nichols, Ph.D. Dept. of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences San Diego State University - San Diego, CA "Researchers in the Department of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University conducted a pilot study to determine the efficacy of the BOSU® Balance Trainer for improving muscular strength and balance in adults of various ages. Field measurements of static and dynamic balance, as well as abdominal strength, showed improvements ranging up to 31% ..
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  Andy Walshe, USSA Director Sport Science & Scott Higgins, USFST Physiologist U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association "The BOSU® Balance Trainer is an invaluable tool for U.S. Ski and Snowboard team members at all levels. It's a key tool for the United States Ski and Snowboard Department of Sport Science and Conditioning. The versatility and application of the BOSU® Balance Trainer is so great our teams travel with them year round."   Fernando Montes, Founder of KAIZEN..
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  Amy Dixon – Group Fitness Manager Equinox – Santa Monica, CA “The BOSU® Balance Trainer is one of the most versatile and effective pieces of equipment I have ever used. I love to use it as the basis for a large majority of group fitness programs that I design. It has truly revolutionized how fitness professionals work on balance in conjunction with strength and cardio.” Dean Brittenham, Director  Elite Athletic Training Scripps Clinic - La Jolla, CA “Athletes ..
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Even Spiderman marvels over the benefits of training on a BOSU® Balance Trainer. Here's Part 2 - with exercise video clips - of our interview with Spiderman actor Chris Tierney and his kinesiologist Dr. Edythe about the unexpected benefits of BOSU. (Read Part 1 here). BOSU: Can you show us some of the BOSU ball exercises you do at Revolution in Motion with the Spiderman performance crew? Jump and Stick for shock absorption on BOSU Balance Trainer at Revolution in M..
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An enlightening interview with Spiderman actor Chris Tierney and his kinesiologist Dr. Edythe about the unexpected benefits of BOSU. Have you heard? Even Spiderman marvels over the benefits of training on a BOSU® Balance Trainer. We’re talking about Christopher Tierney, a stunt actor playing the superhero in the Broadway musical performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” To prepare his body and core stability for the aerial stunts required of his Spiderman role, Tierney bega..
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  By: Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics If you know anything about the world of sports and fitness, you probably know Under Armour for its technologically advanced sport-performance apparel. Now, along with IMG Academies, Under Armour has engineered another leading initiative in the sports and fitness industries: Combine360. Quickly becoming known as the “SAT of Athletics” for high school and..
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  By: Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics Whether you hope to train for your first triathlon one day soon or you’re already a triathlete gearing up for another season of training, it pays to plan for the how’s, when’s--and even why’s--of successful triathlon training early on. Committing to train for a..
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Barefoot Training - 11/12/2012
Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for youfor FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you.  How to Train for Barefoot Running by Amanda..
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Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for youfor FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you. Alleviating Back Pain by Justin Price, M.A In to..
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Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for you for FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you. < Balance for Tennis Performance by Dougl..
Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for youfor FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you. Fusing the BOSU® Balance Trainer into Yoga by Shan..
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Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for youfor FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you. Focus on the Core with Circuit Training by Fred Ho..
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Ready for resources? Choose from in-depth articles on balance training, group exercise progressions, mind-body integration and more - written by the fitness pros who “train the trainers” and the expert authors you see in IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE Fitness Matters and The LA Times. They’re all here for youfor FREE, to make sure you get the best out of BOSU® products, and your clients and students get the best out of you. Move Better, Live Better: Why Balance is an Essent..
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Looking for the best workout tools in a gym? Just ask a trainer what they use. For Personal Trainer Ryan Thomson his go to tool has been the kettlebells for the past 9 years. "It really changed me. I was losing weight and I was getting stronger. It wasn't that I needed to lose the weight. I just happened to shrink a little bit more." The results he saw using kettlebells blew his mind and now it has become a staple in his clients workouts as well. Ryan says that a kettlebell is a great..
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Events Page - 11/11/2012
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