Resistance bands are a great strength training tool you should use with warm-up exercises to increase mobility and activate the muscles your workout targets. These are the 5 best full-body resistance band warm-up exercises to take your workout to the next level. You can do them at home or in the gym. Read More
How many before and after photos with workout results have you seen looking for a Certified Personal Trainer? Dozens! You won’t find many of those, if any, at Emily Ackart Fitness and Nutrition. I believe those photos don’t tell the real story. They set unrealistic expectations for everyone because most people can’t achieve those results. With my programs, I emphasize a positive mindset. It may require mindset shifts to lose weight and create a healthy lifestyle. Read More
Lunges are a perfect exercise to tighten your butt. If you want to strengthen your glutes, focus on the lunge. There are many ways to progress a TRX lunge to get a cardio workout in, while also focusing only on your buttocks. Read More
The plank is a perfect exercise to strengthen your core. Planks don’t take a lot of time to do, but there are lots of benefits if you do them right and often. These are the best plank exercises to tighten your abs.
Lunges. You either love ’em or hate ’em. Personally, I LOVE them and as a Certified Personal Trainer, you’ll find them in my workouts. They’re great to do on their own or in combination with other exercises. Lunges work your glutes better than many other popular exercises. Here’s how to do the perfect lunge so you work your butt like never before!
Lunge and rotation exercises are great total body exercises that build your flexibility and the strength you need to help avoid injury. These are the best rotation exercises to build your core muscles. Add them to a lunge rotate workout to find your strength for a perfect lunge. Read More
Walking into a new gym is intimidating whether you’re a certified personal trainer, a fitness enthusiast, or working toward your fitness goals. Gymtimidation is real! So, these 7 steps will help you overcome gymtimidation so you’re not afraid to step inside the gym and take the next step toward reaching your goals!
The TRX is a go-to fitness tool because it builds strength, flexibility, and mobility quickly. It’s perfect for beginners and advanced fitness levels because adjustments are easy. When you’re getting started with the TRX suspension trainer, these 9 tips will help you maximize full-body results.
We think of our workouts as exercises strung together at the gym or in our basement. However, that’s not always possible especially when you have children. So, these are my tips for working out with your kids.