Thursday, November 19, 2009

End of the Year Special and Gift Cards!

Wilson Personal Training
End of the Year Training Special!
It is that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away and Christmas will
be here before you know it. Every year I have a big training special that is my best training
special of the year. The special will be good from now until the end of the year. January 1st
regular prices will go back into effect. The special is simple this year, all session packages
purchased below 30 sessions are $50 per session and all packages purchased above 30 sessions
are $45 per session. My regular base rate for training sessions is $60 per session. If you want to
get into shape now or after the first of the year, now is the time to buy.
If you want to give the gift of fitness as a Christmas present, I also sell gift cards. If you
would like to get a gift card for Christmas just give your family and friends my contact
information and we can take care of the rest. You can buy as little as one session or up to 72
Thank You,
Casey Wilson

Friday, November 13, 2009

Easy to Understand Article About the Core

I wanted to share this short article because is gives a very nice and simple explanation of why your core muscles are important. I have a new blog that I should have up by Monday, so keep an eye out for it.


Online Fitness & Health Articles
Why Core Fitness is ImportantAbdominal Training Program

If you’ve listened to the buzz around the fitness world lately or perused the latest workout books, you’ve probably heard the experts referencing core fitness in some shape or form. Traditionally, strength training has been dominated by exercises focused on isolating the muscles of the arms and legs. In fact, if you look at many of the weight machines that have become popular in modern gyms, you’ll notice that they require you to sit or recline while you use them.
While these machines will effectively help you build the muscles that they target, the problem is that, in real life, we don’t use our muscles that way. We lift a box from the floor to a shelf, swing a golf club, push our children on the swing set, or climb a rock wall. In fact, the vast majority of the things we do require all of the muscles in our bodies to function together and be coordinated through our mid-sections, or our “core.”
While those activities may make the use of core muscles seem very obvious, this area, made up of the muscles of our midsection, are actually responsible for quite a few of the more subtle functions as well, including posture, balance and stability.
A weakened core will often result in poor posture and stability, yet we don’t necessarily feel the results of it in areas that show us a direct cause and effect correlation. For example, poor posture, due to a weakened core, might allow our hips to slip out of alignment resulting in knee pain. In fact, quite a few of the chronic muscle and joint pain issues that Americans are suffering with today stem from a weakened core.
It is no wonder, then, that exercise science has taken a dramatic shift in recent years to include the core in strength training regimes. Now, rather than using a machine to first exercise your legs and then your arms, trainers are suggesting that their clients use free weights or bands to combine exercises such as a squat to overhead press. By linking the two, people are forced to transition the exercise movement through their core, and the core muscles in turn help to maintain good posture throughout the exercise. The end result is that we are exercising in a fashion that mimics the movements that we use in everyday life, while creating better posture and increasing our stability and balance.