Why Is Good Posture Important?

Check out featuring AKT founder Anna Kaiser as she answers the age old question of “Why Is Good Posture Important?” You can view the article in its entirety here or keep reading below to see what the writer of the article, Lizzie Fuhr, had to say about the topic:

“Good posture can do more than make you look 10 pounds thinner. It can prevent spine abnormalities, joint deterioration, and many everyday back and muscle aches. While you might know how to sit up straight at your desk, having proper posture should go further than your workday. Whether you’re out on the streets or sweating it out in the gym, former professional dancer and celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser explains how to stop these potential issues in their tracks!”


Anna’s 10 Minute Booty Workout On!

Follow along with Anna Kaiser as she leads a 10 minute booty series on! Here is what Susi May of had to say about the workout:

“Tighten and tone your backside with this 10-minute workout from Anna Kaiser of AKT in Motion. She trains Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker, and once you press play she will train you too! Although the focus of this workout is on the glutes, you will be working your entire body — to make the most of those 10 minutes.”

Can Dancing Make You Smarter?

Such was the question posed by Richard Powers in an article titled, “Use It Or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter.” In his article he references a study  from the New England Journal of Medicine that “wanted to see if any physical or cognitive recreational activities influenced mental acuity.”

According to Powers, “They studied cognitive activities such as reading books, writing for pleasure, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and playing musical instruments.  And they studied physical activities like playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, dancing, walking for exercise and doing housework.

One of the surprises of the study was that almost none of the physical activities appeared to offer any protection against dementia.  There can be cardiovascular benefits of course, but the focus of this study was the mind. There was one important exception:  the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing.”

Powers also mentions another important finding from the study: “Do it often.  Seniors who did crossword puzzles four days a week had a measurably lower risk of dementia than those who did the puzzles once a week.  If you can’t take classes or go out dancing four times a week, then dance as much as you can.  More is better.”

Check Out Io’s June Playlist!

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AKT Trainer, Io!

1. “Can’t Hold Us”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

2. “Get Up” (Rattle)- Bingo Players and Far East Movement

3. “Get Lucky” (Workout Remix Edit)- d’Macy

4. “Sweet Dreams” (OK DAC Club Remix)- Beyonce

5. “Q.U.E.E.N” (Feat Erykah Badu)- J. Monet

6. “Blurred Lines” (Work Out Mix)- Summer Party Kings

7. “Dance, Dance, Dance”- Lykke Li

8. “Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous”- RuPaul & Gomi

9. “Rabiosa” (7th Heaven Club Edit)- Shakira Feat. Pitbull

10. “Pusher Love Girl”- Justin Timberlake