In the spirit of the United State’s largest and best fitness professional trade show, IDEA World, coming up this week in Los Angeles, California from July 13th-16th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the trade show best practices that have worked well for us from…

15 August 1997 It was nearly two decades ago when I started my first Boot Camp program in San Francisco. I was a newly certified fitness specialist that has never run a fitness business before. I could not afford a single piece of exercise equipment, but allowed my creativity to make up for a thin…

Using heavy barbells for strength exercises or kettlebells for explosive movements are a couple of my favorite ways to train. As much as I love a hard strength or power workout, as a fitness educator I know they place a lot of stress on the body and that an appropriate amount of recovery time is…

Being a Dad is rewarding yet stressful! As a wife, son, or daughter, you want to be sure that your special guy is taken care of this Father’s Day. What better than to give the gift of incredible core strength and balance?! The ActivMotion Bar (AMB) is a great, simple fitness gift that utilizes shifting…

As fitness professionals, we all have studied and taken tests on the central nervous system (CNS) of the human body. We know that the main anatomical parts of this complex system include the brain and spinal cord. We also know that the peripheral nervous system (which together with the CNS, makes up our entire neuromuscular…

Chances are that if you’re starting a workout program, ‘toning up’ is probably one of the most important outcomes that you want to achieve from your time spent sweating. Did you know that the term tone comes from ‘tonus’, which is the technical term for a state of contraction of a muscle fiber? If all…

Core training is one of the most popular and often mis-used phrases in the fitness world today.  For some people core training means doing crunches until their abs cramp. For others core training means doing all sorts of complicated moves on various pieces of equipment that look better suited for a circus than a gym….

The traditional bridge is a great exercise for glute and hamstring activation. Through adding the ActivMotion Bar, we are able to facilitate a new level of body awareness and core activation during the movement, delivering even more benefits to our clients. Check out these innovative new bridge variations that are sure to ignite new neuromuscular connections…

We are excited to announce a partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)! As of late last year, ActivMotion and NASM partnered to deliver more value in the way of education to fitness professionals all over the world. The ActivMotion Training education system was constructed in a very similar way to that of…

Innovation, value and education are the cornerstones of our business. Since starting our company in early 2014, we have learned that If we effectively integrate these elements into our offerings for customers (fitness facilities, fitness studios, and people training at home), then we automatically create tremendous success and wonderful new, engaging experiences for everyone involved….

This video highlights how implementing the concept of Active Resistance™ can add real value to the Pilates Reformer training experience. During the exercises, there are added elements of focus, awareness and core muscle activation that go a long way in helping people build a greater level of fitness. For more information about the ActivMotion Bar and ActivMotion Training…

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