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  by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA One of the most exciting trends in balance training today occurs by combining the versatile BOSU® Balance Trainer (BT) with barefoot mind-body disciplines. While wearing shoes for traditional core and upright conditioning applications still proves popular and appropriate, barefoot movement on the BT challenges the lower body extremities in new ways (Kavounoudias). Among the mind-body disciplines that easily lend the..
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  By: Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics Thinking about trying barefoot running or barefoot walking? Start training with these exercises for creating stronger feet, whether you plan to go completely barefoot or wear barefoot running shoes. If you already enjoy running and walking, you might have heard..
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  By: Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics Imagine stepping out for a run without any shoes on—it’s called barefoot running, and it’s an emerging trend in the running and fitness industries. For most people, running barefoot goes against conventional wisdom. Besides the “freeing” feeling of kicking off your shoes, what’s so compelling about running barefoot? It turns out that despite advances in shoe technology meant to make run..
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  by: Douglas S. Brooks, MS, ACE, TSCC-L3, Exercise Physiologist & Peter Twist, MSc, BPE, CSCS, TSCC-L3 PTS The systems, strategies and tactics in tennis are best described as organized chaos. During a match, no competitor—even those with great on-court intuition—knows exactly what will happen in the next second. Multi-directional sports are a read-and-react game where success hinges on individual tactics, conditioning and game play experience. A well-rounded tennis player ne..
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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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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 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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