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Lengthened v. Shortened Muscles

At Urban Fitness, it is not just about working your muscles, it is also HOW you work your muscles.   Whether it be through formal education or your own self-education about exercise, many of us think that muscles must contract and shorten in order to create movement and become stronger. However, several types of contractions […]

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Pepper Jelly Glazed Salmon

Delicious and easy! Need we say more? This recipe comes from one of our clients and it is AMAZING! My husband Dan made this recipe at the end of the long day and it made for a nice dinner but was extremely fast! Not only was it quick to put together but it was quick […]

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Injury Recovery

Injuries happen. How you recover from them can make all the difference. We all get injured sometimes. Accidents happen even to the most cautious people. Some injuries are little tweaks that go away in a day or two and don’t need much attention. However, most injuries take at least a week to six weeks or […]

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is a necessary part of any functional workout! Injury prevention is important because, at best, injuries are no fun. They disrupt our lives and leave us in miserable pain; and one injury often leads to more injuries. Besides the physical pain, injuries can increase or cause depression or other mental health issues. Therefore, […]

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Core Stability and Strength

Core activation, or core work, is one of the most important aspects of any healthy workout routine! Our body is connected throughout, in ways most of us never consider. Imagine your body is a network of trains. We have many train stations and a few main depots, but the trains run through our entire body […]

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Chest Expansion with Theraband

This exercise is amazing at strengthening your arm and upper back muscles! This exercise targets a number of different muscles but, when done correctly, especially works your triceps, lats and shoulder blade muscles. It is wonderful for helping reduce under arm flab and building scapular strength. This exercise has a lot of moving parts, or, […]

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Arm Circles – to Strengthen the Upper Abs

Portions of the abdomen are often under utilized. Strengthening the upper abs, those tucked right underneath the bottom ribs, can reduce mid-back pain and improve overall posture. The essence of this exercise is to continually engage the high abs which stabilize the rib cage in spite of the movement of your arms. Rib cage placement […]

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Pinwheel Arms

Improve shoulder mobility in all directions with this great scapula, or shoulder blade, mobility exercise! Should blade mobility is important for more and easier movement of the arms and shoulders. Immobile shoulder blades can cause clicking or sticking shoulders and they can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This exercise helps create […]

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Telescope Arms

Improve shoulder mobility to help reduce neck and shoulder pain with this great scapula, or shoulder blade, mobility exercise! Shoulder blade mobility is important for more and easier movement of the arms and shoulders. Immobile shoulder blades can cause clicking or sticking shoulders and they can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. […]

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