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On April 15th, MBS Fitness will be hosting the Heights 5K; a truly unique running event in the heart of Alamo Heights with proceeds benefiting the MBS Foundation, a nonprofit vested in health and wellness in the community. And we'd love for you to be a part of it. If you're interested in helping sponsor this event and getting some great exposure for your product, company, or service, contact Tom Trevino at email@example.com. If you just can't wait to run, then you can sign up right now by clicking here.
Even though having good posture gives us confidence, life doesn't always help us when it comes to our posture. We spend most of our day sitting in desk; when traveling we are either in a car, bus, train or airplane. We slump over in our chairs or sleep with several pillows under are head. We do so much not even realizing we are causing damage to our backs. Doing yoga can help maintain better posture and a healthy spine. The spine is what holds us up, so we need to make sure we keep it in the best condition!
Here are some yoga poses that can help with your posture thanks to breakingmuscle.com:
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Stand tall with your feet feeling the ground; open your chest with arms at your sides; slightly tuck your tailbone; engage your thighs; roll your shoulders back and down to lower your shoulder blades, and bring your chin back so your ears are above your shoulders.
Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
Fold your body over towards your feet and hang there, grab your elbows with your opposite hands and breathe. After you release your arms, try looking up by opening the chest and flattening your back on an inhale. Then exhale and fold again.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Place your hands on the mat in front of you in a sphinx position and then slowly straighten your arms into your full extension of cobra. Bring your shoulders away from your ears, while keeping your pelvis and toes on the mat.
Hero Pose (Virasana)
Sit on your heels and sit up straight with the crown of your head towards the sky. If you have knee issues, this will not be your pose. If you can’t sit on your heels, get an ergonomic chair that mimics this pose or use a pillow for cushion.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Sit back on your heels and reach your arms out in front of you or bring them alongside the body towards your feet into a tiny little yoga ball.
-Fun and safe for all ages and ability levels.
-Its focus is teaching fundamentals to assure good form, safety, best results, injury prevention, and good habits for a lifetime of fitness success.
-Close attention will be paid to form and mechanics all in a fun and educational environment! (max. 12 kids/class)
- Sport and athlete specific class to improve performance for any age or sport.
- Group classes will be small for sport focus and groups must be of similar age and sport performance.
- Programming to become stronger, faster, more explosive, more agile, more powerful, more balanced, and more flexible.
- Learn to eat better to get more out of your performance and recovery.
- Classes to be held by appointment at MBS Fitness Alamo Heights or Crossfit Mind Body Soul (max 2-8 kids/class)
- Athletes of all ages, levels, and sport will benefit from this class. Fast or slow, speed can be developed.
- Speed is the most dangerous weapon in any sport and can make any athlete in any position a stronger and more forceful player.
- Focus on sprint speed, top-end speed, mechanics, and efficiency.
- Programming built to ensure you become a faster athlete in any sport from warmup to mechanics to recovery.
- Class to be held at Alamo Heights Junior School Field (Up to 12 kids/class)
3 classes per week $70
flexible drop in rate $25/class
Since beginning training he has noticed improvement in proper alignment which helps him work harder and safer supporting his activities. He works effectively using his body as a whole, engaging muscles that are usually not targeted and has found he has increased his overall endurance.
Whether you're a mountain climber or just looking to get healthy, Pilates is right for you. It is not just for women or an older population; Pilates truly is for everyone. It will improve the way you move your body, prevent injuries down the line and can ultimately allow you to increase the intensity of your workouts. Through Pilates you will learn to use your body more effectively, build lean muscle mass, and carry your body in a safer more athletic way.
Regardless of your fitness goals, the experienced instructors at MBS Pilates can personalize your sessions to meet your specific needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our website here or call us at 210-412-0398.
To correct the problem, try starting at the bottom of the movement with your chest to the floor, and keep your body straight as you push up. Aim to come back to the starting position on the floor for each rep. Once your form deteriorates, or you can't complete the motion all the way through, it's time to take a break and move on to another move. Done right (as shown in the video), pushups are great for the chest and triceps, and for overall core stability.
Kimberly Aubuchon is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specializes in individual and group training for women and men of all ages who seek strength, endurance, fat loss, lean body mass, or general fitness. A competitive runner with numerous age group and division wins, she works with other runners to help improve speed, efficiency and endurance, and will be a certified running coach with the Road Runners Club of America in early 2012. Aside from her physical endeavors, she is an accomplished artist, holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and is director of Unit B Gallery. An outdoor enthusiast at heart, she looks forward to helping her clients achieve any and all of their health and wellness goals.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Jennifer has over 8 years experience in the fitness industry. She became a fitness professional after witnessing the positive effects regular physical activity had on her own health. She holds certificates for Certified Personal Trainer through both NASM and AFAA. After encountering several clients with muscular imbalances, she went on to achieve a Corrective Exercise Specialty from NASM. Jennifer is also a group exercise certified instructor through AFAA. Jennifer believes fitness is not a destination. It’s a lifestyle. Anyone can reap the benefits of making their body stronger and their muscles more functional. Variety is an important part of a fit lifestyle. Jennifer has completed Level 1 Kettle-bell certification, and both TRX Suspension Personal Training and Sports Medicine courses. In addition to certifications geared toward working with individuals, Jennifer is also a certified Spinning, Body Pump, and CXWORX instructor.
Great opportunity to coach CrossFit classes. Must be CrossFit Level 1 certified. Great pay starting at $25 per class with room for growth. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a Pilates-qualified instructor looking for a gorgeous, fully equipped studio that focuses on small classes and individual lessons? Email us today to see if the MBS team is right for you!
Jake’s style of training is versatile and adaptable to any range of client. He individualizes training to maximize each person’s effort. From his 6 years of personal training experience, and a lifetime of sport and exercise, Jake understands the challenges exercise and balancing life, nutrition, and sleep present. He takes pride in finding each client’s specific needs to optimize their goals.
Constantly active and trying new methods, Jake never trains a client in a way he himself hasn’t tried and vetted.
Jake translates his passion into to sport and activities in the community. He also specializes in youth and adolescent training; teaching youth the fundamentals of strength and conditioning, while also helping them improve their fitness and sports training.
Jake is a Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona, and the manager and senior personal trainer at MBS Fitness.
Joshua Levine specializes in helping people become fitness minded. He has devoted his life to learning as much as possible about resistance training, sports conditioning, yoga and flexibility techniques, plyometrics, nutrition, and cardiovascular exercise. With a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas, he strives to create a dialogue with his clients in order to achieve the greatest results. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with National Federation of Professional Trainers and the founder of Mind, Body & Soul.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Felicia has been active her entire life. Starting at the age of 4 with gymnastics, transitioning into serious ballet training at 12, and continuing into a successful professional dance career, Ms. McBride has an immense amount of experience with the body. As a freelance dancer, personal trainer, Dance and Pilates instructor, Felicia strives to help each individual achieve their own fitness goals through personalized training sessions. Ms. McBride holds certifications in Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, and a certification for Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Felicia is excited to be back in her hometown and working at MBS Fitness!
“I build relationships, not a client base,” says Noelle Owens, a 24 year veteran of the fitness industry with certifications from The Cooper Institute and the National Academy of Sports Medicine with a specialization in corrective exercise. With her extensive experience and background, she’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals, including an ever growing mature population. She believes that everyone has the potential to reach their very best selves, and works with clients to help identify goals, assess available resources, and create a specific plan that is right for them.
Richard Garcia grew up with a passion for music, arts, and movement, and at the age of 15 began his professional career as a dancer. A major injury cut short his dance career, but opened the door to strength training, rock climbing, triathlons, and ultimately Pilates. As an teacher, he’s worked with a wide variety of clients from first time exercisers to college athletes, and even Olympic hopefuls. He has vast experience working with those with special health considerations including multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, back, shoulder and neck issues, and other chronic pain disorders. In 2009 he was recognized as an official Fletcher Pilates ambassador for his ambition, talent, and strong drive to help others.
Meet MBS certified fitness professional Claudia Ramirez. She has over 20 years of training experience and specializes in all areas of fitness including golf fitness, high-risk clients, and sound nutrition practices. She holds certifications from The National Strength and Conditioning Association, The Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research and The Titleist Performance Institute. Claudia grew up in San Antonio and went on to play four years on the TCU Women’s Tennis Team where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, then, went on to earn her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. It is Claudia’s goal to motivate people to live happy, healthy, and thriving lives. Whether that means losing weight and looking great, practicing sound nutrition habits, or striking the golf ball in the purest form possible, Claudia wants her friends, family, and clients to get the most out of all the joys life has to offer.
Tatum Rebelle is a fully certified personal trainer working with mothers for over 10 years. She holds pre/postnatal fitness certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Her personal training certifications are from both the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Tatum holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Tom Trevino holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio with certification and training from the Cooper Institute. He’s spent the last 10 years working with a wide range of clients and has a background in running, triathlons, cycling, strength training, nutrition and fat loss. His programs are based on functional movement patterns that are not only challenging, but fun. His goal is to be a complete wellness coach for his clients, providing service and insight into all areas of general health.