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Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays

Exercising your character strengths can make for happier holidays Regarded as a central tool of positive psychology, the VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes to complete and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. It has been taken by more than 5 million people in 190+ …

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books

Workout of the Month: The 12 Days of Fitness

The “12 Days of Fitness” workout starts easy, but gets progressively harder with each “day.” This 20-30 minute workout is based on the famous holiday song and it follows the same repeating pattern, adding a new exercise each time through. See below for the list of exercises and the number of reps for each. Follow the pattern of the song to …

Lori Harrison ELIVATE Fitness Personal Trainer

Lori Harrison

Corporate Fitness Manager and Certified Personal Trainer

New Product Alert – übertherm Cold Compression Wraps

A new product – übertherm cold wraps, with Ice Pillow™ Technology – deliver cold therapy in a way that significantly improves its effectiveness and, ultimately, the outcome for the patient. Continue reading and learn about how traditional cold therapy can worsen inflammation, how übertherm’s innovative technology is solving this problem, and how it can benefit both your clinic and your patients. …

Dr. Stuart Tomares

Doctor of Medicine, Founder and CEO of übertherm LLC

Save on Great Ideas for Stocking Stuffers

Save On These Great Stocking Stuffers by Ordering Through ELIVATE It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about great gift ideas for family and friends. So why not take advantage of the Professional Wholesale savings you get as a Trainer by ordering through ELIVATE? Call your ELIVATE Account Manager today to find out how you can save …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Movement​ ​Starts​ ​At​ ​The​ ​Ground:​ ​The​ ​Importance​ ​Of​ ​Proper​ ​Foot Mechanics

Your​ ​feet​ ​are​ ​the​ ​very​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​your​ ​body’s​ ​mobility.​ ​Without​ ​proper foot​ ​function,​ ​the​ ​body’s​ ​balance​ ​and​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​movement​ ​are​ ​negatively affected​ ​and​ ​this​ ​can​ ​have​ ​a​ ​profound​ ​influence​ ​on​ ​your​ ​overall​ ​body mechanics​ ​and​ ​performance. Your​ ​feet​ ​have​ ​many​ ​roles:​ ​They​ ​support​ ​your​ ​weight,​ ​allowing​ ​you​ ​to​ ​stand upright. They​ ​propel​ ​you​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​stop​ ​you​ ​from​ …

Dr. Brian Bachelder

PhD in Biomechanics, Director of Sports Medicine, Sport Medicine provider, and Injury Prevention and Movement Performance Specialist

Why sleeping position matters

How do your clients feel when they wake up in the morning? Refreshed, rested and ready to go? Or stiff, achy and wishing they could go back to sleep for another few hours? The difference may depend on their sleeping position. Sleeping on your back Most experts agree that sleeping on your back is the ideal position, but it’s not …

Dr. Robert Silverman

Dr. Robert Silverman

DC, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CKTP, CES, CIISN, DACBN, DCBCN, HKC, SASTM

Improve your Posture with this Series of Stretches, Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the importance of stretching the internal rotators of the shoulders to improve: posture energy levels confidence and appearance and reduce: tension headaches shoulder issues neck and back pain In this article we’ll add the wall stretches listed below to this series. As always, please make sure to err on the side of caution when stretching, so …

John Pecora

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

What Makes a Good Leader: 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Whether you’re leading a group fitness class or looking to move up within your organization, leadership is an indispensable skill – and emotional intelligence is a key component. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of the best leaders have the five emotional intelligence qualities discussed below. But why is emotional intelligence so important? Because research confirms that leaders with emotional …

David S. Myers

David S. Myers

PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, ATC/L

New Device Lets You Accurately Measure Performance During Resistance Workouts

kiio Sensor Resistance training, while highly beneficial to the athlete, has always had an annoying drawback: the inability to precisely measure how much force the athlete is exerting during exercise. But that problem has now been solved. Introducing the kiio Sensor The kiio Sensor is a small, self-contained unit that can be connected to a resistance cable, band, tube or …