The wall-sit is a static contraction exercise, and an excellent way to target the thighs. It is easy and can be done just about anywhere by following the simple instructions below.
A quick word of warning though – do not attempt this exercise if you have high blood pressure and, as always, please consult your physician if you're starting an exercise program for the first time.
Are you getting enough exercise each day? Statistics Canada reports that 30 minutes of moderate intensity most days will reduce the risk of chronic diseases, while 60 minutes can prevent weight gain.
But we all know it can be hard to find time in our already busy schedules. If you absolutely can’t fit in that workout, get creative and incorporate movement into your normal routine. Here are six easy things you can do throughout your day.
April is daffodil month in support of Cancer research. We at Nielsen Fitness wanted to do our part, so 5% of all new package sales this month will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
If you were thinking of doing something good for yourself, know that if you make your investment in April, you’ll be doing some good for others as well.
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Poul Nielsen is the owner and operator of Nielsen Fitness, Toronto's leading team of in-home personal trainers. He has 16 years' experience in the fitness industry and has taught courses in Fitness and Lifestyle Management at George Brown College.
In addition to exercise (obviously), he loves spending time with his family, playing the guitar, strong coffee - and dark chocolate!