As trainers we encounter the classic task of helping our clients reach their goals. In order to do this, there is the understanding that the potential for performance rests on our ability to assess imbalance and create corrective movement strategies in order to have a more functional platform of symmetry, to then get specific about…

Do you consider yourself a competitive athlete or weekend warrior? Is a fitness a true passion of yours? Do you only work your nine-to-five job to earn the money to support your favorite activity? Do you rigorously train to be in shape for your favorite activity? From running races to triathlons to mountain biking to…

Total Body Core Training e-learning video! The gait movement pattern is the default operating system for the human body. During the gait, the core functions as the axis of rotation as the thoracic spine and pelvis rotate in opposite directions while the body is moving in a vertical position. This practical workshop will help you…

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…

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