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Young, Fun, and Safe: Priming Youth Athletes for Success

Last weekend, as I was enjoying a night out with my girlfriends, I caught a glimpse of the TV monitor overhead and a football game was on.  It dawned on me that this wasn’t old footage being aired on a sports show but rather a...

All Fitness Levels

“Volume Control”: How to Customize a Workout to Meet Your Needs

As a fitness professional, the scope of my students this summer includes a child with Asperger’s syndrome of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and epilepsy, a collegiate soccer team, and a senior citizen with severely limited mobility.  In some cases my students and I work one-on-one;...

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JumpSport’s Hot Trampoline

Ok, let’s talk about JumpSport's sizzlin' hot trampoline.  It’s always heartening to be associated with a winning team.  Sure, on the sidelines, you may be the diehard fan that cheers for the underdog and rallies the troops for the team that mirrors the “Bad News Bears,”...

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Start Shaping Up Your Stamina and Confidence for the New School Year

For young people still in school, the summer is a time of transformation. Seeing one’s peers on a regular basis affords young people an opportunity to recreate themselves. The new school year gives students a new beginning, a chance to start fresh. As the 2010-2011 school...

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline demo at FitBoston

JumpSport Can Change it up!

  The JumpSport Fitness Trampoline: A Great Fit for FitBoston Bloggers and Routine Variety If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Heard that before, right? Well, it’s not exactly the approach you want to take when working out. Take, for instance, my older sister. She runs nearly every...

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Are You Dressed For Workout Success?

Last night, I was all set to work my cousin out on softball drills to help her prepare for her high school team tryouts. To the observer, I may as well have been a pack mule. My heavy burden consisted of: several cones, a four-and-a-half-foot...