Core Exercises

The muscles in your abdomen, lower back and pelvis — known as your core muscles — help protect your back and connect upper and lower body movements. Core strength is a key element of Jackie’s Total Body Training Program.

A strong core is more than having 6-pack abs.  It means a healthy back.  Back pain is a leading health concern with Americans with 80% of people suffering at one time in their life. The muscles in your abdomen, lower back and pelvis — known as your core muscles — help protect your back and connect upper and lower body movements. Core exercises help train your muscles to brace the spine and enable you to use your upper and lower body muscles more effectively.

So what counts as a core exercise? Any exercise that uses the trunk of your body without support, including abdominal crunches.  With Jackie’s Total Body Training Method, your program will have a core workout that is varied to work all the muscles of your core, not just your abs, while you get a complete workout building strength, stamina, balance and flexibility.

This program incorporates methods to challenge your core differently each time you perform core exercises at the studio and while you workout with your personalized program at home.  Dependent on the client’s ability level, this may include use of a stability ball as well as incorporate free weights and other fitness equipment.

Jackie believes in a pain free method to her fitness training. She will teach you how to perform exercises to fully engage your core safely so you are always working between the soft and hard edge, never to pain, and progress without the setback of injury.

This component of her Total Body Training Program also includes helpful handouts and a DVD for at-home training too!

In addition, Jackie also offers Pilates and her special blend of Yoga-lates.  Clients may choose to include Pilates Reformer sessions during their private sessions at no additional cost! For more on Jackie’s Pilates offerings click here or Contact Jackie for complete details.

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