Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.
Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming is a powerful form of exercise. It can help reduce stress levels, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.
Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.
What to Expect When You Start Cycling

What to Expect When You Start Cycling

Tori Kanizer is the youngest cyclist on OrthoCarolina Winston Women’s Cycling team. As an upcoming junior at Milligan College, Tori balances the rigorous training that comes with a cycling schedule with schoolwork and a social life.
Training Like a Cyclist

Training Like a Cyclist

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into cycling? Sure, we see cyclists on the road on a daily basis, but there is so much more to training for racing bikes than a relaxing bike ride. It’s all about strategy, focus and more importantly, specificity of training.
Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.
At the Core

At the Core

There are many benefits of a strong and toned abdomen; better athletic performance, improved posture, increased libido, higher self-confidence and improved balance.
Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba and P90X. It can often feel like you have to endure a breathless, intense, fast-moving, punishing workout to see results.
What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

Every day I have to have difficult conversations with patients.
“Our goal is to Empower You”: The Four Questions Every Physical Therapy Patient Wants to Know
Building a workout: Power Moves

Building a workout: Power Moves

One of the most frustrating elements to exercise is knowing what to do. You have the dedication to show up at the gym, but do you have the knowledge to know what to do when you get there?
Workout to Win

Workout to Win

#TheFreeWorkout Instagram Contest Begins December 1st
Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

From bodybuilding to CrossFit, from barre workouts to bodyweight workouts, from free weights to machines, the options for weight lifting and strength training are almost denser than muscle mass itself.
Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

But to make progress you must keep moving, excuses don’t help you reach goals. I took this mentality with me as I boarded the plane. I was going to have to push my body mentally and physically to get through the next three days.
7 New #TheFreeWorkOut Locations

7 New #TheFreeWorkOut Locations

New spots in Ballantyne, Huntersville, and the University area
Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

My desire to teach was inspired by many things... But most of all, I loved what group fitness did for me personally and I wanted to return the favor
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, held the last week in September, is an effort to bring attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.
When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks vs water: When is it best to drink either?
Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.
#TheFreeWorkout Videos

#TheFreeWorkout Videos

Learn the proper technique for each exercise