Benefits of Flexibility

  • Decreased Risk Of Injury
  • Decreased Stress
  • Decreased Chronic Muscle Tension
  • Decreased Low Back Pain
  • Relief Of Muscle Soreness
  • Increased Mind-Body Connection
  • Improved Postural Awareness
  • Increased Motor Performance
  • Increased Self-Discipline
  • Improved Ability To Perform Activities Of Daily Living

Please note:
Static stretches should be held for 15 – 60 seconds.

**Information provided in the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) textbook “A Guide to Personal Fitness Training” by Mary Yoke and Laura Gladwin**

Benefits Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Fitness Tip from Roarke Sharlow
(A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Fitness Trainer)

  • Stronger Heart
  • Lowered Bp
  • Stronger Bones
  • Increased Hdls (Good Cholesterol)
  • Improved Sleep
  • Decreased Body Fat
  • Increased Ability To Perform Work With Less Fatigue
  • Increased Stroke Volume
  • Increased Cardiac Output
  • Improved Cholesterol Ratio
  • Decreased Stress And Depression
  • Improved Immune Function
  • Improved Glucose Tolerance And Insulin Sensitivity
  • Decreased Resting Heart Rate
  • Increased Caloric Expenditure
  • Increased Metabolism
  • Increased Endurance, Stamina, And Energy
  • Increased Ability To Metabolize Fat
  • Improved Quality Of Life

**Information provided in the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) textbook “A Guide to Personal Fitness Training” by Mary Yoke and Laura Gladwin**

New Physical Activity Guidelines

Fitness Tip from Roarke Sharlow
(A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Fitness Trainer)

The ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity and health have changed!

The recent 2010 ACSM guidelines update recommends 30 – 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity 5 times per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity 3 times per week.

Roarke’s note: For any cardio physical activity, warm-up for at least 10 minutes before you start your workout and follow the cardio physical activity with a 5 minute cool-down. Stretches for the entire lower body muscle groups at the end of the workout will minimize muscle soreness and improve flexibility.