The best core exercises may surprise you. It's not enough to just do ab crunches and sit ups. To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety of muscles from your hips to your shoulders.
Most people think of the core as a nice six-pack, or strong, toned abs, but the truth is that the abdominal muscles are a very small part of the core. The abs have very limited and specific action, and what experts refer to as the "core" actually consists of many different muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis, and run the entire length of the torso.
When these muscles contract, they stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle and create a solid base of support. When this happens, we are able to generate powerful movements of the extremities.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and people traaining for ice hockey. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises.
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Carrie has worked in several different fitness clubs and gyms and has taken her learned experience to combine all aspects of these workouts together into an amazingly powerful indoor/outdoor workout. She is trained in Kickboxing and Strength and Conditioning. Carrie has lead many group style fitness events and has personally guided hundreds of people toward reaching their fitness goals and full potential.
Carrie holds certifications in the following:
AFFA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) National Cert.
Pound Certified and Insanity Certified
Cardio Sport Certified
Trained and certified in pilates and TRX full body suspension training through the YMCA. Personal Trainer YMCA Certified
Earned a Jump Rope Instructor Certification(advanced jump rope and conditioning program) and completed training in the art of strength kettle bell training.
A CPR Pro, AED and FirstAid Certification and is fully licensed and insured