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Latest Posts By ekovar

Monday, December 08, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Correct Form With Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT)

Reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) is an effective technique for helping clients improve their movement patterns and achieve better form during exercises. ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Kovar explains how to use RNT to help your clients improve joint stability and neuromuscular coordination, and enhance kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Top Exercises to Gain Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine—that space above the lumbar spine and below the cervical spine—is meant to be mobile. When we lack mobility in this region, pain and discomfort are often the result. This series of six exercises, which can be used in both group and personal training settings, are designed to improve movement and enhance motor control in the thoracic spine.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Use Gliders for Dynamic Planks

Planks are a fantastic core stabilization and strengthening exercise, and there are countless ways to vary them to create more or less challenge. ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Kovar explains how to use gliders to add both variety and challenge to your clients’ core workouts.

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Monday, October 06, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

Yoga-inspired BOSU Workout for Tight Hips

Chronically tight hips not only can make certain yoga poses difficult to perform, they can also be the cause of major discomfort, particularly in the lower back and legs. This BOSU workout is designed to make hip-opening yoga postures easier to perform, while also reducing tightness in the hips.

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Monday, September 22, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

How to Self-Care for the IT Band

IT band issues can be debilitating, but there are steps you can take to help reduce the pain and discomfort. Here is an overview of some of the causes of IT band issues, as well as self-care and foam-rolling techniques that can help alleviate the pain and prevent more serious issues from developing.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Posterior-chain Workout

Training the posterior chain is essential for helping the muscles move synergistically and with greater fluidity and flexibility. It also can help reduce the risk of injury caused by weak or improperly functioning muscle groups. These compound exercises, which utilize two or more muscle groups, are ideal for training the posterior chain.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

The Yoga Injury Debate

Does yoga pose an increased risk of injury? Depends on who you ask. With increasing participation comes increasing numbers of injuries, but these numbers remain a fraction of the number of injuries related to weight training. Still, there are ways to help minimize one’s risk while performing this ancient practice. Here’s how you can make yoga safer for yourself and your participants.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

Yoga for Clients Who Are Overweight or Obese

It is a common misconception that overweight and obese individuals should stick with gentler forms of yoga, rather than attempt more vigorous styles like Ashtanga or Iyengar. Yoga expert Elizabeth Kovar explains why standing asanas are far more effective for these clients and participants, particularly when it comes to enhancing flexibility and supporting weight-loss efforts.

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Thursday, August 08, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

It’s Not Wrong, It’s Different: A Modern Approach to Yoga Asana

There are, it seems, as many styles and approaches to yoga as there are instructors. But what do you do if your students learned their poses from instructors that followed yoga styles that are different from the one you are teaching? Go with the flow, says yoga expert Elizabeth Kovar, who urges instructors to take a more modern-day approach to teaching yoga by being respectful of other traditions and staying flexible with regards to what they consider to be right or correct form.

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Monday, June 24, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

East vs. West: How to Choose the Best Yoga School for You

Have you considered expanding your yoga training, but aren’t exactly sure where to start? Elizabeth Kovar explains the different yoga training options available—from traditional to modern and everything in between—and how to choose the right program to suit your lifestyle and career goals.

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Friday, August 03, 2012 in Fitnovatives Blog

Integrating Yoga into Personal Training Sessions

While incorporating yoga into personal training sessions may be daunting for those who do not have formal yoga education, blending these practices benefits the client, but also you, the trainer. ACE Pro Elizabeth Kovar discusses yoga basics, breathing techniques, education for trainers, and how to successfully incorporate it into your personal training sessions.

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