#FitnessFriday – Toe Squats

Use this lower body exercise to strengthen the glutes while working on your balance and ankle stability!

  • Start with the feet about hip with apart, engage the core and go up onto your toes.
  • While staying up on your toes, push the hips backwards and bend the knees to lower into a squat position.
  • While staying on your toes, engage the glutes to stand back up tall.
  • To make this exercise easier, hold onto something on either side of you for extra stability.

 

#FitnessFriday – Banded Golfer Swing

The golf season is still in full swing! The banded golf swing is an effective resistance exercise that strengthens core stabilization and helps improve proper hip and spine mobility during your golf swing.

  • Start with a resistance band around waist height with the arms outstretched. Engage the core and hinge the hips backwards with a slight bend in the knees, as you would to set up for your golf swing.
  • Keeping the shoulder blades set down towards the hips, rotate the hands towards the outside of the hip and then up towards the opposite shoulder. Make sure the core stays engaged and the head follows the direction of the hands. Then repeat on the other side.