Category Archives: Flexibility

Equipment of the Month: Smart Stick

EQUIPMENT OF THE MONTH: Smart Stick

CATEGORY: Flexibility, balance, core and strength training.

PORTABILITY: Unweighted or 5 lbs. 60 inches long. Price range is around $20.00 and up, if you buy more than one. Add this fun piece of equipment to your home gym if you don’t have much space. Stores easily in a closet.

TYPE OF WORKOUT: Multi-directional to develop shoulders, core, thighs, legs. To add challenge, use it in combination with a fitball, or on balance cushions, or a slider.

BENEFITS: Improve balance and range of motion. Develops flexibility in golfers, kayakers, racquet sports, paddlers and more. Lightweight and portable.

HOW TO USE IT: Click the link to Prism Fitness for Smart Stick video demonstrations. Available for purchase here as well.

SMART STICK VIDEO LINK


HAVE FUN!


OVERHEAD EXERCISE USING THE STICK

Equipment of the Month: Trigger Point Foam Massage Ball

EQUIPMENT OF THE MONTH: Trigger Point Foam Massage Ball For Deep Tissue Massage

CATEGORY: Flexibility, Relaxation, Circulation

HOW TO USE IT: Same technique as the standard foam roller.  Roll the ball onto tender spots on legs, thighs, buttocks, hips, back, chest. 

PORTABILITY: The ball measures 5″ in diameter.  Toss in a bag, or backpack.  Takes up little space. Weighs 5.8 ounce.

BENEFITS:  Relieves tightness, restores flexibility and mobility.


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.   For her complete bio, visit the About Page.