Wendy Batts

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  • Ever Get Bored With Your Workouts? Here's How to Change Up Your Workout Routine

    We often talk about how important it is to change up your workout routine every 4 weeks so that you do not hit the dreaded plateau, but do you actually know how? I personally do not like to do the same workout over and over so here are some great tips that...Full Post
  • Do you ever have knee pain when exercising?

    When working out, it is extremely important that you maintain proper alignment in order to keep your joints in a safe place and your muscles working optimally. If you feel pain in your knees when exercising (and it is not related to a previous injury) then...Full Post
  • Static Stretching vs Dynamic Stretching –What’s the difference?

    There have been many questions about what type of stretches you should do before and after a workout. Some people think that static stretching can reduce performance based on some research, while others support it. So, which should you do?

    Static stretching...Full Post
  • Foam Rolling –Is it really that beneficial?

    I have written about foam rolling in the past but wanted to bring the topic back up because of all the benefits this technique can have in reducing pain and increasing flexibility. As a review, foam rolling helps remove adhesions, or knots, in your tissues...Full Post
  • Do you ever get “behind the eye” headaches?

    If you answered yes to the question of headaches behind the eye, I have a few simple steps you can perform to help relieve the pain without taking any medications or going to see a doctor. Try these easy stretches and see if they help you next time you are...Full Post
  • Find Joy In Your Life

    By now, I am sure that you have recently heard the news about the loss of “America’s favorite” comedian and actor due to depression. Unfortunately, this is a common disease that is often not spoken about very often. I am by far not an expert on the topic, nor...Full Post
  • How accurate are your body fat measurements?

    Knowing your body fat number is a great way to measure where you started and where you are to date in your workout regime and overall health. With that said, it is important to keep in mind that these numbers may not be as accurate as you think. So what does...Full Post
  • The Value of Balance Training

    Is balance training really important to everyday life? The answer to this question is simple, yes! Balance is an essential component to fitness routines. Unfortunately, it’s often overlooked because people do not realize the value that it brings. Balance training...Full Post
  • Are You Lifting Too Much Weight Or Not Enough?

    In the fitness world we often hear that if you lift heavy weights then you are going to get “big and bulky.” While there is some truth to that statement, your form, load (weights) and repetition range are what will dictate how your body will react to the demand...Full Post
  • Not Seeing Results? Try This!

    When people decide they are ready to begin a workout regimen, they often don’t have a plan that will focus on minimizing injury or that will properly progress over time so that they can avoid what we often refer to as “hitting a plateau.” It takes your body...Full Post