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Julie's Garage Gym > 2018 > July

Friends (and workout buddies) don’t let friends suffer with tight hamstrings. Here’s a great way to partner up for a super effective hamstring stretch.   PNF stand for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. Yes, it’s a mouthful. Basically it means using a brief isometric muscle contraction to override the stretch reflex. Think about falling asleep in a […]
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We hope you’re enjoying your summer so far and are staying cool. Speaking of cooling off, now is excellent time to make Lia’s refreshing Strawberry + Lemon + Basil Popsicles. They are not only a perfect option for a healthy summer treat, but are also surprisingly simple to make. Try these at home and let us […]
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 What is Plantar Fasciitis? What are the causes, symptoms, and common risk factor?   Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. […]
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No gym? No equipment? No problem!! BE your own gym!   This Bodyweight workout not only challenges your strength, but also your cardiovascular endurance.     Perform each exercise for 30-45 seconds. Repeat entire circuit 3-5 times. Burpees Jump Lunges (or Reverse Lunges) Dive Bombers (or Push-ups) Plank with Rotation Supine Hamstrings Curl to Bridge […]
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Most of us don’t really think about our plantar fascia until we suddenly wake up one morning with sharp pains in the heel of the foot.  Plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament) is most commonly caused by strain injury causing micro tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or […]
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Try this Roasted Salmon Salad from A Spicy Perspective. It is so delicious that  you won’t even notice how healthy it is! Baked salmon served over layers of veggies that detoxify your body. ROASTED SALMON SALAD   Ingredients: 4 – 4 ounce wild salmon fillets 1 pound asparagus 2 bunches fresh watercress 1 ripe avocado, […]
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  Did you know excessive sugar intake can cause a plethora of illnesses and even chronic disease?   Sugar has many toxic effects; it increases risk of type 2 diabetes, causes depression, energy/mood swings, and wrinkles (YES…wrinkles!), it increases fat storage and hunger, raises cholesterol, blood pressure, and restricts blood vessels – which can eventually […]
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