Welcome to the Trainer Tips blog, your place to find motivational exercises that keep you engaged in your workouts. Whether you're new to working out or a fitness guru, there's something for everyone.
Jan 31, 2017
"Have you ever been unable to finish a workout because your back hurts? One major cause of back pain is due to a weak core."
YWCA personal trainer Cora Brunell provides a variety of simple, yet challenging plank moves you can add to each workout and strengthen your core.
Dec 28, 2016
"Seek out friends within your community who make exercise a priority and make plans to exercise with them on a regular basis."
YWCA Endurance Sports Coach Angela Haeg provides ideas on how to incorporate friends into your workout routine.
Nov 23, 2016
How much rest time should you have between sets?
It can depend on your strength training goal.
YWCA personal trainer Leslie Oskey provides guidance on rest times for three different strength training goals in her trainer tip.
Oct 28, 2016
"Compound exercises can make your workouts more intense and effective by allowing you to train more than one muscle group at a time."
YWCA personal trainer Chloe Shovein provides tips on reducing your overall workout time with compound exercises.
Sep 29, 2016
"Developing a routine is good for an individual new to exercise. But eventually, a routine becomes just that — routine."
Learn what YWCA personal trainer Tyler Barrett suggests to keep your gym time fresh.
Jul 25, 2016"Do you feel exhausted or out of breath a few minutes into a workout? You may need to pay attention to how you’re breathing. To maximize your workout, inhale first and then exhale as you move through the exercise."
Jun 29, 2016
"When building strength or endurance don’t forget balance! While exercising at the gym, it is easy to gravitate toward weights and cardio equipment, but ignore stability-focused exercises. Use adequate stretching, warm-ups, cool-downs and joint stabilization to regulate the fatigue of difficult workouts and optimize results."
Mar 28, 2016
YWCA Personal Trainer, will-push-you-to-work-hard, puddle jumping guru Emily Shelton will show you how to incorporate balance into your daily life.
Feb 25, 2016
YWCA Personal Trainer, goal-getter and overall motivational wizard Andrew Hossalla shares with us tips on how to get the most out of your workout with a dynamic warm up.