...you could do the exact same workout and have a huge range of calories burned and cardiovascular development depending on how hard you pushed yourself. Getting to the right intensity is key to an awesome workout!
In everyday life, we walk, run, pedal a bike, and take the stairs one step at a time...
The dictionary defines Flow as ”to proceed effortlessly and smoothly”. Imagine what this concept means when applied to our ideas, our perceptions and of course... our movement practice.
I am currently working on my training plan for this summer and I wanted to share someinformation with you that might help you with your own training regimen!
For those of us who are overly zealous (ie, obsessed, driven over-achievers who just don’t know when to stop), heart rate monitoring has another really important function: it lets us know when we need to rest...
I hope you’ll join me in making April our Body Renewal Month. It’s time to set some goals.
Just like Spring is the build-up to the greatness of Summer, a warm up is the proper precursor to a great hitting session, workout, or match.
As we look ahead to warmer weather, earlier sunrises and later sunsets, we naturally start to look around and see what has been set aside to hibernate for the winter.
The intrinsic enjoyment from hands on learning combined with excitement of a gym remodel sold me on the idea of wanting to spend more time here, so when I was offered a part-time job to work at the front desk and instruct fitness classes, I happily accepted.
You know that so-called Fat-Burning Zone? The magical zone that in which we’re told we can work out at a low intensity AND burn more fat?
Whip this up for a tasty breakfast or an easy on-the-go snack. Either way, your heart will thank you :)
Achy knees or arthritis may prevent you from the activities you love (running, hiking, even walking).
Did you know that February is Heart Month?
In the wake of Valentine’s day - a day of offering tokens of appreciation and love -
offer up some love for the most important person in your life: YOU!
This month’s word is Gratitude. I think in these colder, darker, winter days we can certainly forget to smile and dwell on the negative.
This is a great, quick and easy meal. You can serve this alone or ladle it over brown rice or quinoa. Add some avocado and cilantro to the bowl for a little extra flavor explosion.
The holidays are tough. But so often, we have the desire to be healthier, we know what we can do to become healthier, yet we let everything and everybody else decide what our outcome will be…And then we complain about it!
From tennis to dancing and cycling to lifting weights, not to mention all the daily tasks of walking, sitting, lifting, bending and twisting we do, getting your body ready to move is vital to maintaining your current abilities and definitely to make improvements in ‘performance’.
One of the things I do entering a new year is to take stock of what I am grateful for and to consider the direction I am going. Because, you know, if you have no direction then you certainly will not get there...
Without a plan to make... change happen, I often fail, revert back to my old way of doing things, and get bummed out that nothing’s different than before.
I wanted to share some... things that I’ve done that have... helped me stay feeling good in the winter (and deal with) seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Food...Wine...More Food...More Wine...Wine...Wine...Wine...
The holiday season is a beautiful time filled with joy, peace, love, and weight gain. How are you supposed to avoid it? Everything is everywhere and everyone is eating it. How do you rise above the temptations?
Have you ever eaten something DELICIOUS but not the most nutritious (like a pint of ice cream) and then thought, "wow that was amazing and I don't regret that at all..."
Most fitness people agree that cross-training is beneficial, both physically and psychologically. Ideally, it keeps you fresh and interested and makes working out more stimulating and fun...