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Latest Posts By Jessica Matthews

Jessica is an exercise physiologist and Senior Health and Fitness Editor for the American Council on Exercise, a fitness blogger for Weight Watchers, Fitbie and Shape magazine, and a regular contributor to numerous publications including CNN, USA Today, and She also serves as an adjunct professor at MiraCosta College, where she leads courses in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University, a master’s degree in physical education from Canisius College, as well as three ACE certifications (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach). A long-time lover of yoga, she is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. Follow her on Twitter at @fitexpertjess.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013 in Fitnovatives Blog

6 No-Equipment Moves for a Bikini Body

With clients interested in kicking their workouts into high gear to prepare for summer, check out these 6 no-equipment moves that can easily be incorporated into an interval-style workout, complete with regression options that tailor the intensity to various fitness levels.

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Friday, September 09, 2011 in Fitnovatives Blog

One Thing Leads to Another: Intelligent Sequencing for Yoga Classes

While there are an abundance of asanas (commonly referred to as postures or poses) in yoga, the foundation for a physical practice should focus on practicing postures progressively in order to enhance steadiness, alertness and overall comfort — qualities referred to as sthira and sukha in the Yoga Sutras. Learn important factors to consider when sequencing your next yoga class.

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