If you’ve hung around a gym lately, you’ve probably heard people talking about strengthening their core. Basically, a person’s core is a series of muscles extending beyond the abs but not including your arms and legs. Your core gets incorporated into pretty much every movement you make, so it makes sense that you’d want a strong one.

Look around at most men over a certain age– they’ve got big bellies. How about ladies over a certain age? They’ve got cellulite building up on their hips and buttocks. Frankly, most people do not work out their core often enough.

Do you want to ignore your core? No, you don’t. You want to be able to walk without getting out of breath, and to be able to lift up grandkids and spin them around for fun. Your core helps your body make its movements and therefore it needs to be taken care of. If you train your body with an emphasis on your core, you’ll not only look thinner but your spine will thank you. A strong core means your spine is supported and you’re able to balance properly.

Your core is more than just the abs on your stomach. Your core includes upper abs, side muscles (aka the obliques), and, don’t forget, your back muscles, which matter just as much as your “abs” though people often just want sexy abs while forgetting to exercise their backs.

Build core strength now so that when you’re older your body will be in better shape and you’ll be able to make the movements you want to make.

Whether you’re a serious athlete or you made a New Year’s Resolution to get in shape, Fit-EST can provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to make the most out of your workouts. Contact Fit-EST today for more information.