Core Strength

Core strength is an essential part of any exercise program. The core can be defined as all of the muscles from your shoulders to your hips, but especially the ones that wrap around the torso. These muscles help to hold your body upright and in alignment so that you can move as intended. If you have a week core it may be difficult to work towards building a stronger body or you may be at risk for an injury. Think of it like the foundation of a house. Your core is the foundation. A weak or cracked foundation isn't going to be able to properly support the house, right? So by focusing on strengthening the core we can help ensure our bodies are properly supported for daily activities and exercise. 

In an effort to help motivate everyone to work on their core strength, we are going to do a Plank Challenge beginning Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The challenge will run through Tuesday, November 29, 2016. This challenge is for all fitness levels! There will be instructions for various levels of plank so that even beginners can take part. The goal here is to build a stronger core by planking once a day. The amount of time you plank is up to you. I promise that if you do daily planks your core strength will improve by the end of the challenge. 

You can join the challenge by visiting the event page and clicking "Interested" and then "Going".