Gail has been with the LiveWell Fitness Center since its inception in 2006. She earned her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from St. Catherine University. Gail has 25 years experience in exercise therapy and medical fitness. She enjoys working with a multitude of diverse clients including those recovering from cancer treatment, de-conditioned clients due to inactivity or
past illness, those transitioning from clinical therapy to community based exercise, and the generally healthy population.

Expert Academy on LiL
23 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Fri Jan 15 2021 at 01:35 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Fri Jan 22 2021 at 12:45 pm EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Thursday May 4, 2017
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Gail Ericson
Start: Feb 16, 2021 at 01:00 pm EST
This live class will teach safety and technique for over 12 exercises using your stability ball. It is best to have your ball available so that you can follow along and practice the exercises as they are taught and so that you can ask questions.
This live class will teach you how to recognize and contract your core while doing exercises that use everyday equipment like pillows, paper and exercise tubing.
In this short video you will learn the importance of good technique when doing a push up. Important modifications of a push up will be demonstrated so that anyone can do a push up and progress it to a more challenging level .
Gail Ericson
Cancer Well-Being
Recorded: Jan 13, 2021 at 11:05 am EST
Breast cancer recovery can leave a person with a variety of issues both physical and emotional. Shoulder and arm pit tightness, neck stiffness, core weakness, diminished self image/esteem and a disconnect or sense of not being in control of one's body can be some of these struggles. There is solid evidence that Pilates can help improve these issues in a safe and effective manner. This 2 part series is geared toward the beginner and takes into account a breast cancer diagnosis. You will learn about 5 concepts (breathing, pelvic placement, rib placement, shoulder blade stability/mobility, and cervical spine placement) that are necessary to understand to do these exercises with good form and body connection. Eight exercises will be described and in the second part will be demonstrated. A hand out of the exercises are available by emailing a request to Livewellfitnessce.com or may soon be available as an attachment to this class.
Gail Ericson
Recorded: Dec 16, 2020 at 03:05 pm EST
This quick video will tell you why squats and lunges are important for your exercise routine and give you a better understanding of what to do and what not to do while squatting and lunging.
This class series is designed for beginners or anyone who is not quite sure what to do with resistance bands or how to strength train in general. You will learn the basics such as; how much resistance to start with, how many repetitions to do and how and when to increase the reps and the weight. Participants will learn safety and technique as well as modifications for each exercise.
Gail Ericson
Cancer Well-Being
Recorded: Dec 15, 2020 at 02:45 pm EST
This presentation will discuss the most common postural deviations that can develop as a consequence to surgery and/or radiation as a treatment for cancer. It will also discuss and describe how to recognize and change the poor posture slowly and safely with exercises that can be performed at home. Please get a doctors permission before attempting these exercises, especially if your last treatment was less that 6 month ago
Gail Ericson
Recorded: Jul 28, 2020 at 02:10 pm EST
Not sure what to do with a Bosu trainer besides stand on it? Learn the benefits and techniques of adding this piece of equipment into your routine for improved balance, foot, ankle, knee, hip and core stability. Add some variety to your gym or home routine.
Walking is the most popular way to stay fit. Choosing the right shoe is just as important for walkers as it is for runners. Here you will learn how to identify your foot type and how to choose the best shoe for walking.
Gail Ericson
Recorded: Jun 23, 2020 at 03:11 pm EST
Have trouble remembering those few items on your grocery list, or the name of the person you just met? This problem becomes more common as we age and can happen more often when stressed. Learn why exercise is good for your brain, and how exercise really does enhance your memory. Also get some exercise ideas on how to build a better memory.
Gail Ericson
Recorded: Jun 10, 2020 at 03:10 pm EST
How much resistance to use, what it should feel like, when to increase, and technique.
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