Stretching & Toning



Why Practice Martial Arts?

There are many ways for you to try to whip your body into shape, but let’s be hon­est: A lot of them are pretty bor­ing. Run­ning, rid­ing a bike, and weight lift­ing all have phys­i­cal and men­tal ben­e­fits but all of them also run the pos­si­bil­ity of spi­ral­ing off into monot­ony. With many moves to […]


No weights, no gym, no problem!

I have to admit, when I first heard about being able to work­out at your desk or at work I shrugged my shoul­ders and said, “yeah, what­ever”. Then  I tried it and was sur­prised at the results.


Can You Touch Your Toes?

Whoops! You dropped your pen­cil. Can you reach it? No? It seems that you need some flex­i­bil­ity train­ing. Your range flex­i­bly decreases as you get older and as stress increases. It’s impor­tant to con­tin­u­ally do flex­i­bil­ity train­ing through­out your life. Health Ben­e­fits of flex­i­bil­ity Train­ing Being flex­i­ble helps your body in many ways. It improves your […]


Don’t Stretch Too Far

We’ve heard it time and time before: it’s extremely impor­tant to stretch before and after your work out. It increases your flex­i­bil­ity, pre­vents future injuries, reduces stress and increases your range of motion. We are told that we should do but we aren’t warned enough about what we shouldn’t do. Don’t stretch your­self too far. […]


Stretching for Weight Loss

Stretch­ing your mus­cles is an impor­tant part of a work­out rou­tine. It preps your mus­cles for intense use and helps alle­vi­ate the risk of injury. But, can it help you lose weight all on its own? Typ­i­cally, stretch­ing alone does not lead to weight loss. Weight loss is most suc­cess­fully facil­i­tated by car­dio­vas­cu­lar exer­cise. But stretching […]


How Stretching Helps

One aspect of phys­i­cal exer­cise that many peo­ple don’t con­sider much is stretch­ing. Many folks jump head­long into their work­out rou­tine with­out giv­ing much thought to whether or not they should take the time to stretch. They end their work­outs with­out tak­ing a few moments to stretch their mus­cles and relax. But stretch­ing your muscles […]


Busting Cellulite

Cel­lulite. It’s not pretty. The lumpy, dim­pled skin on your thighs and bot­tom embar­rasses you and causes you to avoid activ­i­ties like swim­ming. If you’ve had enough and want to get rid of your cel­lulite, there are a num­ber of things you can do to fight back. What is Cel­lulite? Before get­ting into how to beat […]


Stretching and Toning How To Videos

Tone It Up Stretch and Release Rou­tine Fit­ness – Stretch and Tone Your Body – Work­out 1 Lat­eral Ton­ing Exer­cises with Body Weight On-the-Go Stretch­ing and Ton­ing Ton­ing Exer­cises for Ladies