Although this was our first session these women were impressive. Following body comps and introductions the majoritiy participated in an Intro To Kettlebell Session. Doing so prepared them for what's coming down the pipe. The others rocked a water rower/kettlebell circuit. Each group is assigned a trainer. A portion of the training session is set for the group to discuss that days lession. FB groups allow us to break out with our coaching for some individual team coaching. It hasn't happened yet but I suspect a bit of team competition is in our future.
2014, the Year of the Horse, is trotting off into the cold, crisp sunset. Looking back, I was able to achieve many of my goals for this year but not all. I guess the ones that I didn’t get will have to be added to next years list. Something to look forward to.
A few months ago I was contacted for a great opportunity to teach running mechanics and speed development at Bellarmine High School in San Jose, CA. Bellarmine High School is a storied academic institution and a powerhouse athletic program in San Jose and the C.C.S (Central Coast Section) with many championships and accolades.
When the dance and fitness worlds collide, four beautiful principles come together!Comfortable: absence of pain and distress, free of anxiety, feeling of ease and securityChallenge: full use of your abilities and resources during trying but stimulating situationsCompassion: awareness of the needs of others and a desire to alleviate a person's sufferingConfidence: trust, faith, and self-assurance; a belief in your own abilitiesWhat are the senses of comfortable challenges?
Summer is almost over and I've been thinking about some of the capoeira events that I have attended since the "Batizado Season" began this Spring. Some of my favorite memories are of smaller capoeira events such as rodas at Lake Merritt or at last week's Petaluma Music Festival. Here are some of my thoughts about a few of the "smaller" batizados that I have attended this year.