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We know that fitness if a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular physical activity can be fun and, believe it or not, addicting! Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward a fitness routine or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded training program is essential. Include these five elements within your program to create a balanced routine. Aerobic fitness, strength training, balance training, core exercises as well as flexibility and stretching cover all these areas. As a personal trainer for over a couple of decades, I have witnessed countless people in the gym injuring themselves from executing exercises improperly. Often a simple lift, twist or turn can lead to a debilitating back injury that many require months of recovery. One very common and misunderstood element is the importance of working and engaging one’s CORE. The “core” also known as the powerhouse of the body, allow smooth contractions and movements of the arms, legs and back. This contraction of the abdominals is not one people do consciously and it takes time to perfect. Different visualizing techniques are used to contract the core muscles but my favorite is described below.