ABOUT US

HammerFit Athletic Club is a unique and locally owned fitness concept—based on the idea that the best equipment and classes usually appeal to different people and that no one should pay for what they aren't using!

 

In addition to state-of-the-art Hammer Strength equipment, we are proud to offer a great personal training program and an exceptional group fitness program in our Motion Studio. All classes are led by the area's most in-demand, experienced instructors. You do not have to have a membership to attend our classes.

 

And, the best part...if you live locally....

      ...your first class with us is FREE!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tel: 802.878.0444

 

21 Essex Way, Suite 115 
Essex Jct, Vermont 05452

Contact alicia@hammerfit.com for any gym, personal training,  party or class related questions.

HOURS

Find Us

MONDAY-FRIDAY

4:45 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

​7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


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HammerFit is located in the Essex Shoppes and Cinema complex off route 15 and i-289 in Essex Center, near Hannaford’s, The Essex Resort and Spa and the Links at Lang Farm. Only 2.5 miles from the Five Corners Intersection.

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Postural Corrective Exercise: Scapular Retraction

September 1, 2017

Do you have neck pain?

 

Neck pain is a very common complaint of people of varying ages. There are a lot of factors that can lead to neck pain but one of the most common is not having proper strength and control of the scapular musculature. Many people have overdeveloped upper trapezius muscles causing tension in their necks, resulting in pain or discomfort. With an increased strength in the other muscles surrounding the scapula, there will be a reduction in stress put on the upper traps allowing them to relax and thus reducing neck pain. Scapular retraction exercises can also be great to improve one's posture by reducing excessive forward slump and correct or prevent forward shoulder issues and increase stability to the shoulder joint.

 

So how is this done? The idea behind scapular retraction exercises is to generate a motion in

which your shoulder blades pinch back and drop down (known as retraction and depression of

the scapula). When performing the exercises in the video below be sure to focus on generating

the movement from your shoulder blades and not your arms. Each exercise should be done for

3 sets of 15 repetitions and can be every day.

 

 

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