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Proper Deadlift Form

August 12, 2019

You’ve probably heard it before: “Lift with your legs, not your back!” Deadlifts are all about glute, quad and hamstring strength-building. If you are a beginner, you can start with...

Whole Foods and Portion Control for a Healthy Lifestyle

March 14, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month – and it is all about the food! YWCA Registered Dietitians Alea Lester and Haylee Kurtzweg provide tips on whole foods and portion control to keep a...

Proper Squat Form to Reduce Joint Pain

August 14, 2018

Joint pain is a common discomfort for many people, largely contributed to improper use. One way to help prevent future joint pain is to improve squat form. YWCA Personal Trainer...

Push-up Progression Using Wall

July 18, 2018

Almost anyone can do a push-up using the “wall push-up” technique! YWCA personal trainer Matt Weflen walks you through the easy steps to start this exercise, and how you can continue...

Get the Most Out of Your Ab Exercises

May 15, 2018

Strong abdominal muscles are important for daily activities and sports. The abdominal muscles consist of four different muscle groups. To get the most out of your ab exercises, you want...

Unilateral Exercises Build Balance

January 31, 2018

Strength training often consists of bilateral movements, i.e. lifting, pulling and pressing using both limbs. These are great for building a stronger body, however, incorporating unilateral movements (using only one limb) can bring...