Sherri McMillan

Tips For Strengthening Your Abs

sideplankbCore Conditioning is critical to your overall health but it’s more than just your abs! It encompasses your abs, your back, your hips and pelvis muscles. Your core is your powerhouse and when it’s functioning correctly, it acts as an internal girdle holding you strong and stable as you move.  When your core is weak, you move inefficiently, out of alignment and without power and grace. In addition, a weak core is a sure way to experience injuries, aches and pains throughout your entire body including back, knees, and hips.

There are literally hundreds of different core conditioning exercises including various forms of planks, v-sits, crunches, and various other stabilization and movement type exercises. Which is the best exercise for your core? There really isn’t such a thing. Instead focus on following these guidelines to develop a strong and functional core.

Guidelines for Developing an Effective Core Conditioning Program:

When deciding which exercises and how many and how often you’ll perform, follow these tips:

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan

scary run 2016Join us for our Scary Run - Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Oct. 29th in Washougal, WA
This race is a fun, costume-themed run/walk. Although titled ‘Scary Run’ your costume doesn’t need to be scary. Be creative and dress in any costume you like as long as you can comfortably and safely run and walk. Feel free to get together with friends and come up with a fun costume theme.



Sherri McMillan, holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for over 20 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year – Runner up. As a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including “Go For Fit – the Winning Way to Fat Loss” & “Fit over Forty” and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs, she is a spokesperson for Nike, Twist Conditioning and PowerBar. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S.A. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training a training studio in Vancouver, WA and can be found running, biking, or hiking with her daughter Brianna and her son Jackson.