In the past 6 months, I have been teaching an average of 5 high impact Jazzercise® classes per week. These classes keep me in the best shape of my life, but they also can cause my knees to complain. Recently, my right knee had been complaining louder than usual. In fact, I even had to start […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I picked up the April, 2012 copy of Fitness Magazine and quickly noticed an article entitled “Health Lies Trainers Tell.” I was instantly intrigued as I flipped to page 88 and noticed a lie that read, “The more limber you are, the better” I have heard from yoga teachers and fitness professionals over and over […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hate to be a downer, but even he can end up injured… Hate to be a downer, but that’s the truth. Injury happens to us all, especially if we relentlessly push ourselves too hard or not at all. I warn clients about this fact all of the time, because I honestly see it all the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Want to save time on your next work out? Skip the stretch beforehand! It turns out that stretching hasn’t been proven to be beneficial before a sweat session. Instead of static stretching, it is good to prep the body with some “dynamic warm-up” types of movements. Here are a few suggestions of my favorite warm-up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I get sad. I get confused. Yes, you are a busy person and you have to get to work or collect the kids. Maybe you need to run to the bank or get a coffee. Maybe you just hate the cool down. You probably think it is a waste of time, since it isn’t really […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you seen the Incredibles? Holly Hunter plays Elastigirl, a stunning mom superhero with stretchy arms and legs who is crazy flexible. Not only is she amazingly flexible, but she can grab her kids from 15 or more feet away (wouldn’t that be awesome?!). Watching this Pixar film made me think about our own ranges of flexibility. My range is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No, I wasn’t watching reality TV! (Not this time!) During a recent weekend, I visited Chicago so that I could celebrate one of my great friend’s upcoming wedding. I don’t get to see these friends all that often, but the best part about seeing them is that it is always a great time to catch […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was talking to a friend, who was humorously describing his own personal version of Hell. It made me think about what mine would be, and then I thought back to Bikram Yoga… Bikram Yoga, also known as hot yoga, is something I tried a few years ago with a friend. Even though I had […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Not only do I like to run often, I also seem to have many friends who are runners. If I were to categorize the general personality traits of a runner, I would describe someone who is efficient, organized, assertive and (very often) hard core! So, when I say yoga for runners, I imagine many of you runners […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you haven’t moved since last Fall and you are about to swing that club again, please put the club down for 10 minutes and warm up properly! You don’t need to throw out your back or your knees! Here is my video that demonstrates all of these moves below! I hope you take about 10 minutes before […]Continue Reading... No Comments.