New Lily

My Fitness Evolution

When I first began exercising regularly (not counting my high school track days or even my college days with my walk-man plugged into my ears), the concept of rest, weight training, or core workouts were foreign. Now, about 20 years later, things have changed and I realize that the way I look at fitness has evolved. The biggest changes I have made are to rest more, to cross-train, to change things up, and to improve my nutrition. [Read more…]

Nine Reasons We Should Exercise our Core

core1. A strong core helps with all our fitness demands. No matter what kind of fitness we do, a strong core improves our ability to do it!

2. Core exercises improve balance and stability. They train the muscles in our pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work together. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on a run, in a fitness class, or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles. [Read more…]