Category Archives: Press

Body Bar Super Bowl Workout 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us and we get so excited that we just can’t contain our excitement!  So what do we do during the game?  We workout to release some energy because there is nothing more motivating than watching some of the best athletes in the world compete in the ultimate showdown.  So here is our Body Bar workout to do during this year’s Super Bowl featuring the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

These exercises are done whenever a certain play happens.  Enjoy!

TOUCHDOWN!

Perform 7 Body Bar Shoulder Presses

Field Goal

Perform 3 Body Bar Squats plus 1 for every 10 yards the length of the field goal is.  For example, perform 5 more squats if it was a 54 yard field goal.

Extra Point

Perform 7 Body Bar Bicep Curls

Defensive Pick

Perform 10 Body Bar Tricep Extensions.  If the defense scores from the pick perform 6 more extensions.

Sack

Perform 10 Body Bar Chest Presses

Peyton Manning yells “Omaha”

Perform a Body Bar crunch for every “Omaha” he yells.  The Body Bar can be held at your chest or overhead for more of a challenge.

Russel Wilson Makes a Run

Perform a Body Bar Lunge for every yard he runs but he has to make it past the line of scrimmage.  Place the Body Bar behind your head, add a twist for an extra challenge.

Enjoy your Super Bowl workout & since we’re a Colorado based company we just have to say…

GO BRONCOS!

For full descriptions of each Body Bar move, please visit: http://www.bodybar.com/Programs-Education/Body-Bar-Moves

Creative Trainer of the Month: Ann Ritchie

Bio:

Ann Ritchie is a highly qualified personal trainer working initially for T.O.D Coaching Ltd and progressing onto T.O.D Combat which specializes in combat sports strength and conditioning and other sports conditioning.

Ann was the first female MMA Conditioning Coach level 2 in the UK and trains everyone from deconditioned people to elite athletes and teams She currently is the conditioning coach for Fauldhouse Boxing Club in West Lothian Scotland.

Training under Coach Brian Fernie and Coach Kevin Kearns, she has adapted many protocols to fit various clients and teams and ensures that sessions are fun challenging, achievable and rewarding and aligned to the clients fitness levels, known by all as GI Pain a title she feels is warranted on occasion!

MMA Conditioning Coach (MMA CC)

Personal Trainer (Dip PT)

Extreme Kettlebell Instructor (EKI)

Certified Circuit Trainer

Anatomy and Physiology (Dip SIC)

Diploma Sports Therapy

MMA Fit Instructor

Why She Likes Body Bar:

“ I use the body bar with everyone from deconditioned clients to professional athletes and try to mix up sets in order to challenge and progress them. The body bar and body flex for functionality and conditioning is amazing whether indoors or outdoors it hits the spot every time I use them, No trainer or coach should be without them”

Check out Ann’s routines with the Body Bar that made her our Creative Trainer of the Month:

Drills with Body Bar

Body Bar Fighter Routine

For more information about Ann please visit the links below:

Website: www.tod-coaching.co.uk

Twitter: @anntodcombat

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ann.ritchietodcombat

Video

Body Bar Flex

Creative Trainer of the Month, Joshua Marable presents this challenging Body Bar Flex workout.

Body Bar AquaFLEX Raises the Bar on Water Fitness

Press Release via Globe Newswire

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Body Bar® Inc., a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, today announced Body Bar AquaFLEX. AquaFLEX is the same award-winning, versatile Body Bar FLEX, but modified for use in water fitness classes. The bar is very lightweight, flexible, and buoyant, plus its variable resistance adds to the natural resistance of the body’s movement through the water for a very effective workout.

Created by MaryAnn Briggs, a Boulder, Colorado-based water fitness instructor and personal trainer, the AquaFLEX Program is an effective low-impact workout for developing muscular strength and endurance, core conditioning, and dynamic flexibility, as well as being a fun and unique way to exercise in the water. The AquaFLEX Workout is a series of 20 moves that can be incorporated into existing shallow or deep water fitness classes. The exercises are designed to target all major muscle groups and because most of the moves are compound in nature, functional fitness is enhanced and improved agility and coordination are a positive side effect. Performing these moves with standard water fitness traveling movements can increase the cardiovascular benefits.

The AquaFLEX Bar comes in three sizes:

BBFlex-10(AquaFLEX):  10 lbs of resistance, 48 inches in length, weighs 25 ounces

BBFlex-20(AquaFLEX):  20 lbs of resistance, 48 inches in length, weighs 27 ounces

BBFlex-40P(AquaFLEX): 40 lbs of resistance, 48 inches in length, weighs 36 ounces

Click here to see a brief video on the AquaFLEX Program.

Our goal was to provide a unique and fun way to address muscular strength and endurance in the aquatic fitness environment, and that’s what we did,” commented Craig Williams, president and owner, Body Bar Inc. “We are proud to provide the AquaFLEX Program to water fitness instructors who want new ways to motivate and encourage their students.”

About Body Bar Inc.

Founded in 1987, Body Bar® Inc. provides the infinite workouts and solid educational tools that fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities still choose after 24 years – because they work. Body Bar Inc. provides quality products and innovative educational tools with a commitment to changing lives worldwide through functional fitness. We consider passion, integrity and fun to be essential elements of our content and community.

Body Bar products can be purchased online through (www.bodybar.com) or 1-800-500-2030. Join Body Bar Inc. onFacebook and Twitter.

About the Body Bar FLEX

The award-winning Body Bar FLEX is a flexible composite rod with easy-grip durable rubber casing and end caps. Weighing approximately one pound, the original 4-foot Body Bar FLEX can be used for balance and stretching when straight, but offers resistance ranging from 0 to 20 pounds when bent into an arc. Its ergonomically tailored flexibility allows full joint range of motion and works the entire body in simple or compound movements to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.  According to Sherry Catlin, nationally-recognized trainer, it is “just possibly the single most versatile, user-friendly, piece of exercise equipment you will own.”  (www.bodybar.com/Body-Bar-Store/Body-Bar-Flex) or call 800-500-2030.

Body Bar and the Body Bar FLEX are registered trademarks of Body Bar Inc. in the United States and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.

The Body Bar FLEX® Exercise Device. Patents 7,951,051; 7,704,198; and 7,112,166.

Marilyn R. Kroner
Kroner Communications
303-478-3044

End of Summer Giveaway

The sun setting in Estes, Park Colorado during the last week of summer

Can you believe the summer is already over?!  Neither can we!

As the seasons change, it is the perfect opportunity to set new goals and to look back on goals achieved.  This past summer we challenged ourselves to get healthier by being more active and eating cleaner.  I for instance, purchased a new mountain bike to increase my cardio.  I also started using my Body Bar Flex regularly especially if I decided I would rather come straight home after work instead of going to the gym.  Everyone at the office started bringing their own lunches to work (although we will admit we occasionally splurged on some all natural sandwiches from across the street).  Overall, summer at Body Bar Inc. was a very active and healthy one.

But we want to know what YOU did over the summer and what goals you achieved whether it was to climb your first 14er, run a 5K, increase your muscle mass or even just start working out 3 times a week.  We want to hear your story!  Post your story on our Facebook Page and you could win* a FREE Body Bar Flex!

 

*Contest ends on September 24, 2012.  Must reside in the United States to be eligible for prize

We’re Back from DCAC Virginia!

Read our review of this year’s DCAC in Virginia!

We’re Back from DCAC Virginia!.

Body Bar goes to Washington D.C. for DCAC

Our weekly post for our Canadian distributor, Ultimate Sports Equipment!

Body Bar goes to Washington D.C. for DCAC.