Shape Up with Sherri

Move Fast So You Can Stay Fit

“If you don’t use it, you lose it.” When we were young, we ran, skipped, climbed, jumped and sprinted, but as we get older, we tend not to move as quickly. As a result, as we age, we lose about 7 pounds of muscle each decade and this loss is predominantly noted in the number…

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Spring Makeover

It is common over the winter months to gain a little weight. The days are cold and dark, and we just don’t get as much activity. It’s one of the reasons that many local fitness clubs and training studios usually launch some type of Spring Weight loss, Cleanse or Makeover Challenge. At our studio, we…

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Aqua Fitness

Aqua fitness can improve cardiovascular health, develop muscle strength and endurance, increase flexibility, decrease body fat, improve circulation, help rehabilitate injuries, and even enhance sports skills. In addition, water fitness is a fun, social activity, and if you participate in an organized program, it’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests.  In…

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Get On The Ball

Exercise balls can provide you an incredible full body workout with many benefits. By using an exercise ball instead of a traditional workout bench, you will work your trunk in almost every exercise helping to improve your balance, posture, body awareness, core strength and coordination. The good news is they aren’t very expensive and you…

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Lift Your Hips & Reap the Benefits

The strength of your hips is critical to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports. If your hips aren’t strong, your knees and back will suffer. Bridging is an exercise often used by physical therapists to help strengthen hips and it can be done anywhere with no equipment.  There are several progressions and…

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10 Minutes to Health!

Most people report a lack of time as the number one deterrent to exercise. What if you could reap the benefits of exercise with only 10 minutes per day? A study published recently in the JAMA Internal Medicine estimated that more than 110,000 US deaths could be prevented each year if adults over the age…

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Motion is Lotion

After a long car ride, plane trip or just sitting at your desk for an extended period, have you noticed how stiff you are initially when you get up to move? This is due to reduced circulation from sitting too much so your tissues get tight, and joints get stiff. As soon as you get…

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Posture Makeover To Reverse The Aging Process

As we age, our shoulders and upper back starts to round forward into a kyphotic, hunchback posture. This has been compounded with the age of work from home and virtual school as we slouch over our devices. This can cause neck and back pain, postural deviations, as well as make you look more aged and…

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Kitchen Makeover 101 – 8 Tips to Success

You may have decided to start taking care of your health and eating better, but if your kitchen is not set up for success, you are likely to struggle. You need a kitchen space that supports your goals and makes it easier to achieve results. Strategies to Makeover Your Kitchen Purge If there are food…

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