Ready for exercise? Start at the core

By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OK, it’s January 2015, and you’re ready to start exercising. You might be confused on how and what to start with. There are so many choices of exercises, fads, diets and gym memberships.

One particular body part that needs the most focus is your core. Your core affects all other body parts, including posture and well being.

So what does core training include? It’s all the muscles of the trunk which includes front, side, back, abdominals, spine, pelvic and obliques.

So how do I work these muscles? There are many fitness centers and trainers who target these muscles in their workouts.

There a several home devices that help target these muscles as well. For example – kettle bells, medicine balls, weighted hula hoops, wheel devices and others.

One true core and abdominal strengthening devices on the market is The Abdominal Reanimater. This core trainer is for people of all fitness levels, including partner and spotting techniques. Plus, it doesn’t take many repetitions or time, and you feel the effects after the first usage. Once your body has adjusted to one workout, keep advancing to other techniques.

You can be a first timer, weekend warrior or extreme athlete. Every person will feel and get results.

Go to and click on “instructional video”. It will demonstrate the variety of techniques according to your fitness level along with safety posture.

Local orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Brooks, who uses the Abdominal Reanimater as part of his personal workout regimen, recommends core strengthening to his patients as an essential component of any fitness or training program.  The Abdominal Reanimater is one option to help you achieve your fitness goals for the new year.

Remember, slow progress is better than no progress.

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