Tone And Strengthen Your Lower Body

Three Moves To Help You Tone and Strengthen Your Lower Body by Jennifer Ledford

You don’t have to go to the gym or spend a ton of time working out to tone and strengthen your lower body.  In the short video below I demonstrate three lower body exercises that you can do pretty much anywhere and they’ll take you less than ten minutes to perform.  You can even do these during a break  at work if you want to.

​​​​​​​Take a moment to watch the video and if you have any questions for me you can post them on my Facebook page or in the comment section of my website.

Here’s to a fit and fantastic week!

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Jennifer Ledford


Tone And Strengthen Your Lower Body

Add Variety To Your Leg Routine With This Squat Exercise

Add Variety To Your Leg Routine With This Squat Exercise by Jennifer Ledford

If you exercise regularly, it’s easy to get into the routine of doing the same set of exercises every time.  I’ll be the first one to tell you that doing the same exercises every time you workout will always be better than doing nothing at all. However, there is something to be said for adding a bit of variety to your workout routine.

Adding new activities to your routine can challenge your muscles, your nervous system, and your brain.  One of the easiest ways to challenge yourself physically and mentally is to move the body in multiple directions during a workout.

Adding Variety To Your Squats

In today’s video I demonstrate how to move “side to side” while performing squats.  I’ve added some upper body work as well.  It’s a simple exercise that helps tone and strengthen the legs, glutes, back, and abs.  That’s a lot of return for a small investment of your time!

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

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Jennifer Ledford



How to perform split squats and why you want to do them

Jennifer Ledford - How To Perform Split Squats - Functional Fitness - Lower Body Exercises

From time to time I’ll have a new client ask me about the benefits of performing squats. I’m always glad that they ask because I personally believe it’s much easier to stick to an exercise when you understand the benefit and the purpose behind it.

In reality, most of the population perform squats all day long. Sitting in a chair, getting into a car, gardening, using the restroom, and playing with small children are all good examples of everyday activities that include squatting.

One of the most valuable things a personal trainer can do for a client is to help them achieve their personal goals regarding health and fitness. This usually includes helping the client build and/or maintain the strength to be able to perform their everyday tasks and the recreational activities that they enjoy. This type of training is often referred to as “functional fitness.”

Whether your desire is to look more toned, get involved in sports, maintain a leisure activity you enjoy, travel well into your golden years, live independently for as long as possible, or any other physical fitness goal you may have, functional strength training can help in a big way.

In today’s video I demonstrate how to perform one of my favorite functional strength training exercises, the split squat. I teach this exercise to clients of all different ages and levels of fitness.

Why You Want To Do Split Squats

Split Squats are an important exercise when it comes to functional fitness because it’s one of the best ways to get up off the floor. They are also a great way to keep the lower body strong and looking toned. A little vanity now and then can be a great motivator to help us take care of ourselves. 🙂

Take a moment to watch the video and I recommend saving this email in a folder for easy reference the next time you want to watch it.

Have a great week!

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