Hey all, how are you? 

I hope you all are having a wonderful and productive day!

So, this week I’m doing a little something different. (Don’t worry, writers. It’s still applies to you)

We all know the importance of a healthy diet and physical fitness and its impact on the body as well as the mind so I’ve invited New Jersey Trainer Ryan Wilkins to share some wisdom from his blog and organization, Optimum Workouts a.k.a. OW!

If you like what you see and you’re in the NJ area, stop by the OW! Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimum-Workouts/318694028244450?fref=ts and his blog, http://optimumworkouts.blogspot.com/ for a more in depth look at these tools and more!

*At the bottom, I’ve also included some music from my own workout playlist*

As you may already know, exercise not only tones your body, but also sharpens your mind and relieves the affects of stress on your body.

With that, we’re on to our next fitness tool: The A-Skip. 

*As always, consult your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

This is simply a skip with a few modifications.

1.) You are keeping your knees up high with your foot under your hips.

2.) Your elbows must stay bent.

3.) Swing your arms in rhythm with your legs. As one knee goes up, the opposite arm goes up with it.

4.) Make sure your back stays straight.

Try this workout for one minute. Then, as you get better and build up your strength, increase your time.

Targets: Hamstrings, Calves, Thighs, Bottom, Shoulders

Next Week: B-Skips

Optimum Workouts (OW!) Boot Camp

Monday through Friday 5:45am – 6:45am (Early option at 5:15am. Call (609) 668-2378 for reservation)

$10 Per Class

Where: Westampton Recreation Center 50 Springside Road Westampton, NJ 08060

*No Classes June 14, 2013


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