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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Luke Percer

Motion Specialist // EW Motion Therapy Homewood

Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
July 5th, 2024

In the realm of fitness, versatility and efficiency are key. One tool that embodies these principles is the landmine. Landmine exercises, utilizing a barbell anchored at one end, are a form of weight training that uses versatile exercises to help build strength, increase muscle mass, and improve balance and stability. Starting these exercises with a personal trainer can help you perform them correctly and prevent injury - our trainers at EW Motion Therapy will incorporate landmine exercises in your routine if they feel the client would benefit. Even if our personal training services don’t fit your needs, you can still read this article as we explore what landmine exercises are, their benefits, safety considerations, tips to get started, and how a personal trainer can elevate your experience.

Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
January 5th, 2024

Middle and high school athletes have a lot of responsibility compared to other kids their age. Not only do they have to keep up with schoolwork and family obligations, but they must be a contributing member of their sports team and continue to improve their performance. Many teams help their athletes do this through sessions with a strength coach outside regular practice. But what do you do to improve performance beyond what your strength coach can recommend?

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Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
December 22nd, 2023

Strength training for kids is a topic that often raises questions and concerns among parents. Movement benefits children of any age, but simple strength training exercises can provide myriad benefits for young athletes or kids wanting to be more active. Understanding when to introduce strength training, its benefits, and safety considerations are crucial for ensuring a positive experience for your child. Additionally, the role of a personal trainer in this process cannot be overstated. Our trainers at EW Motion Therapy love working with kids, and they ensure safety and fun during each session. But even if you decide that our training doesn’t fit your child’s needs, you can still read on as we explore these aspects in detail, providing you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your child's exercise routine.

Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
December 9th, 2023

When it comes to strength training, choosing the right equipment is crucial for achieving your fitness goals. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, understanding the differences between kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells can significantly impact your workout effectiveness and enjoyment. Our personal trainers at EW Motion Therapy are experts in using all three pieces of equipment in their workout plans, and they can create a plan that perfectly fits your fitness needs and goals. Even if you decide not to train with us, you can still read on as we dive deep into what each piece of equipment does, how to use them, their benefits, and when it's best to choose one over the others.

Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
November 3rd, 2023

Strength training is an essential component of a balanced fitness regimen. For those interested in building strength, the question often arises: Which is the best form of strength training for me—resistance bands, free weights, or weight machines? Each option has its advantages and considerations, and the best choice ultimately depends on your individual needs, goals, and circumstances. Our personal trainers at EW Motion Therapy can often recommend the best form of strength training for you, and they often use multiple methods in workouts to exercise different muscle groups. Even if you decide not to train with us, you can still review this comprehensive guide to learn the benefits and safety considerations of each strength training method to help you make an informed decision.

Personal Training

By: Luke Percer
October 2nd, 2023

Football is not just a sport; it's a way of life for many athletes. Football players require a unique combination of strength, speed, agility, and endurance to excel on the field. Personal training is crucial in helping these athletes reach their full potential during the season and off-season. Our trainers at EW Motion Therapy work with many different athletes to help them improve their performance. Even if you decide that our personal training doesn’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we explore the importance of personal training for football players, compare exercise routines for different phases of the year, and shed light on how personal trainers collaborate with other professionals to optimize performance.