Wednesday, October 17 , 2018, 4:55 pm | Fair 76º

 
 
 
 

Fun and Fit: Fix That Posture! Part 4

Alexandra demonstrates basic exercises — shoulder rolls and midback toning

[Noozhawk’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series on posture. Click here for the first part. Click here for the second part. Click here for the third part.]

Short. Sweet. I am either talking about this post or myself! We shall see. And you shall see — how to fix some common posture issues.

First of all, we’ll start with the most common issue — forward and inward rotation of the shoulders. That’s the techie way of saying, “Hey, your shoulders are rounded.”

1. Roll them up and back, shawty!

2. Strengthen the muscles in the midback so you’ll be straight up.

That’s it for today. Go do your exercises. And you’re welcome for the lovely combo of my striped shirt (to make it easier for you to see if I’m standing up straight and symmetrically) and those Hawaiian-themed curtains. You’re especially welcome for the fact that my son likes to cut my head off in videos! What can I say — he’s a teen!

And I’ll take a moment to share a secret with you: We were listed on Shape.com as one of the Top Ten Inspirational Fitness Facebook fan pages. If you haven’t checked it out, please give it a look-see lookie-loo.

— Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams have been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened on the European continent. They teach, write, edit, emcee and present their programs worldwide on land, sea and airwaves. They co-write Fun and Fit: Q and A with K and A. You can currently find them in action leading classes in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Kymberly is the former faculty minor adviser at UCSB for its fitness instruction degree offered through the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies; Alexandra serves as an instructor and master teacher for the program. Fun and Fit answers real questions from real people, so please send your comments and questions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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