Things are turning green and poking up through the ground. Yay, Spring! If we can keep our heads in this incredible wind all will be well! As things start to come back to life this time of year, we feel that same energy starting to swirl in our bodies. In yoga, I am teaching lots of balancing poses to help us keep our center. Tree pose (Vrksasana) is a good one for reminding us that the trees that survive hurricanes are the ones that flex and bend, but do not snap.
Happy, Hoppy, Easter week!! I love this holiday!! LIFE abounds because of all the Love shared on Easter! I love, love, love Easter!!My girls have their soccer games tonight instead of Saturday and NO FOOTBALL practice this weekend means my weekend is 100% Free!!! WHOHOO!!
Shoulders are a subject, which is close to my heart. I had surgery on both of them for something called impingement syndrome, and, on top of that, I had a frozen shoulder. This has made me an expert on my own shoulders. I have learned the hard way what to do and not do and want to share my lessons with you. Most shoulder injuries are, I believe, avoidable if proper weight training or general lifting techniques are observed. But that is a mute point once your shoulders start hurting.
Not too long ago I appeared on a live television show to discuss excessive weight gain in women. Having learned that I was once overweight, the producer asked if she could show my 'before picture' during the show. Of course I agreed.
First ask yourself, "what is intensity?" Intensity is the degree of strength, energy, or difficulty. Next ask yourself "are my workouts as intense as they should be?"The Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic intensity.
I have been walking or running 3-4 miles each day in Florida. thinking about trying to swim 1/2 mile this summer after knee surgery (the lake we go to in the summer is 1/2 mile wide). A major goal that maybe I can do, we'll see, need to think of alternatives to running or impact activities....
Benefits of Walking
As always you want to check with your doctor be starting any exercise program. A great way to start is to walk. The next time I'll talk to you about how to get started.
There are many benefits. If you are concerned about the effects of aging, there is great news. A study ay the University of Pittsburg recently showed that walking six to nine miles a week can increase gray matter in older adults. Walking could reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's Disease. Speaking personally walking increases my confidence, flexibility, and mood.
Spa & Pilates Open House: A Night of Wellness•
Wednesday, April 27 • 6:00 -8:10pm•
Peninsula Jewish Community Center•
800 Foster City Boulevard•
Foster City, CA 94404•
Pilates Studio and Classrooms A, B and C •
For ages 13 and up•
Join Spa and Pilates® professionals to discover your happiest, strongest, most beautiful you!
Working as a trainer for a living, the most important marketing tool is my own body. Who wants a fat trainer, right? I think everyone would agree that a fit trainer has more credibility, at least initially, than an unfit one. Of course education and experience are very important, but everyone will make judgements based on looks first. For me,the good side of the pressure to look good keeps me dedicated to exercise even when I might take a break, and to try to eat really well even on days when I feel like gorging on pizza and ice cream! Not to mention that the m
Worked with MY TRAINER (Yes, I train others and have a trainer train me!) on Friday. I was running late and neglected to "fuel my fire" and energize before I doing an hour of INTENSE training. Needless to say, I hit "the wall" about 20 minutes into the session. I felt dizzy, faint and totally spent of energy. I bought a protein energizer drink (35 grams of protein) and felt better after sipping it slowly through the next 10 minutes. After about 15 minutes, my energy level was much better! The moral to my story, DON'T FORGET TO FUEL YOUR FIRE BEFORE WORKING OUT!!