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Julie's Garage Gym > 2018 > July

Cat-cow yoga
Do you have a Stability Ball lying around your house collecting dust? Maybe you bought one a while ago with good intentions to use but simply forgot about it. Or maybe you never learned how to get the most out of it. Well, here’s a total body workout using nothing more than a pumped up […]
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Supine breaststroke
The foam roller is a useful tool to actively warm up your joints, increase blood flow to your muscles and increase mobility. Active stretching helps prepare your muscles for a workout and improves performance.   Follow these 3 movements for active scapular and shoulder mobilization, to open up the pectorals (chest muscles), and to gently […]
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Watermelon salad
A foolproof berry watermelon fruit salad, packed with four kinds of berries, fresh cherries, and juicy watermelon is always a crowd-pleaser! This healthy fruit salad couldn’t be easier to make and is full of sweet, summer flavor.     Ingredients 4 cups watermelon, cubed 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 pint blueberries 1 pint […]
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Bay area MissFits
If you’re feeling unmotivated and uninspired to start a fitness routine, or maybe you’re simply bored with your current one, making a date with a Personal Trainer or workout buddy can help.   Having the support and knowledgeable guidance of a Personal Trainer can be the difference between reaching your goals, or putting them off […]
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Pushup and clap
Working out with a partner is a great way to challenge yourself and have fun! In addition to providing support and accountability for each other, the exchange of endorphins (‘feel good’ hormones) between workout partners can strengthen relationships and promote team building.   This duet workout requires nothing more than a motivating fitness buddy and […]
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Smith machine workout
A Plank is one of the BEST exercises for core stability. If you’ve never tried one, a plank may look easy… almost too easy to be beneficial, but don’t underestimate the challenge. The core stabilization system required to hold a plank involves the transverse abdominis, internal obliques, pelvic floor musculature, diaphragm, transversospinalis, and multifidus. Yes, lots of […]
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Salad with strawberries
This cool and refreshing Strawberry Spinach Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing is the perfect salad for a summer lunch! Thank you Shawn for this quick, easy recipe.     INGREDIENTS For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing: 3/4 cup mayo 1/3 cup sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp poppy seeds For the Salad: 10oz […]
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Correct posture graphic
Correct postural alignment is the most frequently overlooked aspect of a person’s musculoskeletal health. Your posture and body alignment don’t have to be dramatically off to affect how you function, or to cause you pain. Your spine and major weight-bearing joints work best when aligned one on top of the other; your shoulders, hips, knees, […]
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