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Back to the Basics: The Hinge

by Daniel Lucas… At Nimble, what we’re looking for in the hip hinge is the femur and pelvis working together to create a hinging “glide” at the joint, instead of the entire lumbar spine and hip moving together. Why is the hinge important? That hinging effect allows the lumbar spine to stay in a stable, neutral position […]

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Back to the Basics: The Squat!

We do it every day. When we sit in a chair or use the restroom.  When we pick something up or duck under something else. When get in and out of a car. Basically, you will be squatting your entire life, so let’s start doing it properly now!  First, I would like to share that there […]

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Back to the Basics: The Plank

by Daniel Lucas.. This is the first installment of our “Back to Basics” series, and we could not have started with a more fundamental exercise—the plank. Though the plank seems like a really basic exercise, believe it or not the majority of people we assess at Nimble Fitness are not aware of how to really […]

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Why meditate? Because meditation makes your life better.

By Charleene O’Connor… Meditation is worth a try for two great reasons: 1) Anyone can do it and 2) It has concrete physical and psychological benefits. For instance: *Slow, regulated breathing allows your body to release “happy” chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which all positively affect your mood and function. *Five minutes (!) of […]

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Jump In! (But seriously, you may want to warm up first)

by Keith Paine Now that the summer’s in full swing and the ocean has warmed up, most of us will jump in the water at any opportunity. Swimming is great exercise and an even better way to cool off, but unless you’re someone who swims on a regular basis, key muscles might be a little […]

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Fitness Secrets!

By Daniel Lucas… Along with all the political content that each of us has to wade through every morning, I’ve noticed some other interesting news headlines recently: “Have stairs in your home? You’ll live longer!”  “Runners live longer!”  “Want to live longer? Eat lots of veggies!”  “Get quality sleep and live longer.” Do you notice a theme […]

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