Fit2Finish Athletes Use Bands for Fitness & Training

Dynabands, Therabands, resistance bands, stretchy bands, no matter the name, they are one of the best training tools for the fitness games we play and home exercise programs we teach and recommend. Bands are perfect because they are portable, inexpensive … Continue reading

Training for the Marathon: If it’s good for Caroline Wozniacki would it be good for my game?

Long distance running is good for one thing: improving your long distance running. Ms. Wosniacki seems to have stepped up her endurance for long points, long rallies, long sets and long matches by adding distance running to her training regimen. … Continue reading

The Key to Keeping Your Resolve: Find a Good Coach

Making resolutions is easy. Keeping them is hard. Why? Because we are very clear on where we’d like to end up, what we’d like to do, how we’d like to look or act or feel. We see people accomplishing things … Continue reading

Forget Mike, I Wanna Be Like Raul!

I just can’t stop watching the replays of Raul Jimenez rescuing Mexico’s World Cup hopes with the game-winning goal in the 86th minute vs Panama on Oct. 11! Along with a couple million other folks, I was amazed, delighted and astounded. … Continue reading

What Color is Your Fitness? Take the Quiz

What’s your fitness color? Really. Your fitness has a personality and a color. So says author Suzanne Brue, who wrote The 8 Colors of Fitness: Discover Your Color-Coded Fitness Personality and Create an Exercise Program You’ll Never Quit. Take her … Continue reading

Prepare Their Ankles! Youth Soccer is More NASCAR, Less Drivers Ed

Getting over a sprained ankle? Got an ankle that always give you trouble? What do you do? Doctors are good for diagnoses. Surgeons are good for…surgery. Physical therapists are good for… therapy. All good. But you’re not done yet. To … Continue reading

Everybody Wants a Piece of My Kid: Calculate, Don’t Negotiate

If I told you that rest builds and work breaks down, would you rest them more? This is the question I pose to the well-intended but extremely competitive AAU basketball coach who is negotiating with the families of his starters. … Continue reading

Core Fitness: Field Exercises to Build a Strong Core

Coaches, I know what you’re saying. Sure, Wendy, you’ve told us core fitness is essential. You’ve shown us how to do core fitness with the exercise ball. You’ve inspired us with your planking ability – oh wait, that was Alan … Continue reading

Core Fitness: Plank Exercises for a Strong Core

Don’t have an exercise ball? No problem. All you need is your body and a padded but solid surface. (And I’ recommend securing your pets in another room. My husky sometimes gets a bit “too helpful.”) Let me first distinguish … Continue reading

Core Fitness: Fitness Ball Exercises for a Strong Core

In my previous post called “Who Needs Core Fitness?” I made the case for the central role (no pun intended) for core strength in your body’s ability to move efficiently and hold still effectively. Sports require we are both stable … Continue reading