Wendy Batts

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  • 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?

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  • 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
  • Is Yoga Right For Me?

    I often get asked if Yoga is something a person should look in to if they want to become more flexible. The answer to this question is easy, of course! The main thing about Yoga is to start off slow and know your limits. In time, you will increase your range...Full Post
  • 5 Beneficial Stretches To Stop An Injury Before It Starts

    We all have hectic lifestyles and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. Even if we go to the gym and hop on a piece of cardio equipment or complete a full workout, who has time to stretch? Without stretching and working on muscles...Full Post