WLC #7: Foam-Rolling 101


Claire and Jodi heart the foam roller now.

Wow. I can’t believe we’re already SEVEN whole weeks into the FBG Kansas City Weight-Loss Challenge. Time flies when you’re getting healthy! This past weekend we met to discuss all things fitness—from understanding the differences and pros and cons of steady-state cardio versus high-intensity interval training to the benefits of circuit training to the joy that is stretching.

Most of the girls have been getting more and more active, so week seven was the perfect time to kick it up a notch. We even tried some advanced strength-training moves like plank rows and push-ups to T-stands. Tough but effective!

In our two-hour class, we also showed the girls one of my FAVORITE tools: the foam roller. It was seriously my BFF and savior during marathon training, and I just had to share it with the ladies who are logging more time at the gym and need to make sure that they’re taking care of their bodies properly. While the contestants got the inside scoop on foam rolling, we also wanted to share the awesomeness of this tool with you! So check out the below video that has tips on how to use your foam roller and three great foam-rolling exercises! —Jenn

Can’t see the video? Click here to see the foam-rolling exercises!


  1. rick f says

    I *love* the foam roller — my trainer got me into them a few years ago due to lower back pain while I was finishing up my doctoral thesis. It has since become part of my regular workout regime and also something I’ll do “around the house” when I feel tightness.

    The first few times I used the roller on my lower back, I described the relief the roller brings as a “nuclear bomb of muscular relief” going off. :)

    In fact, I’m taking my roller to NY this weekend to roll my back over the turkey-day weekend holiday with the family!

    Great video — as with the rest of the FBG stuff, you have a very refreshing, positive, down-to-earth, presentation style. Rock (er, roll) on!

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