Here is motivating reading from Psychology Today on the fun and health benefits of dance group fitness. Of course I like the recommendations the article gives for Zumba Gold fitness classes. Congratulations to Grandma Shellie, a Zumba Gold intrstructor from Arizona, who is acknowledged in the Psychology Today article.
Others can point the way, but you must make the journey. Others can give you their assistance and advice, but you must choose the direction. No reward can equal the reward of creating your own achievements. Make the commitment, make the effort, and make your own way in life. You’ll never regret it.
1 dayHere is my leg workout from yesterday:
10 min. r-bike warm upFree motion squats 3 sets warm up for squatsSquats
70x10x4Cleans- form practice
Bar x10Dead lifts
60x20x10Multi-hip down motion
Happy New Year to everyone!Eight months open in the new studio and I am enjoying every minute of it. Thanks to all my long time clients and welcome to my new ones.Aya and I are thrilled to have the small group classes filled up with the potential to add more. Just a reminder if you have three friends and you all want to do a class together, we can make a special class at the class rate just for you all!Join us on Mondays at 9:00 am and Wednesdays at 9:30 am for our equipment classes limited to 3 people. You will truly get very personalized attention.
As much as the three day carb depletion STUNK, it WORKED! I am down to 133 as of this morning, meaning I will be very close to that 130 March 3rd goal. And in case you were wondering-yes, I AM eating carbohydrates again! I started Friday in the morning, so it was a true, three day depletion only. Mind you it's not a lot of carbohydrates (1/2 cup cooked oatmeal is gone in two bites for me!), but it's enough to fuel me through my workouts and the greater part of my day.
In our last session we discussed the “core” muscles and learned that there are actually 29 muscles that make up your core. They include the all the gluteal muscles (maximus, medius and minimus), hip muscles, back and abdominal muscles.Today I would like to offer you ten exercises to stabilize and strengthen all 29 muscles that make up your core.Remember, check with your medical practitioner and/or physical therapist if you have any questions. STOP any exercise that causes discomfort or pain.
I just came back from listening to a wonderful concert by the North Carolina Symphony. As I was ambling around in the lobby before the concert and during intermission, then watching my fellow concert-goers in the concert hall itself and looking at the musicians on stage, I began the think about good posture of the human body. While there is a concept of ideal posture as shown in anatomy books, each person has the capacity to have the best posture possible within the framework of his/her body. As those thoughts crossed my mind, I looked around.
One of my colleagues is always riding me about the way I eat. Not just me, but about the way I have two of my figure girls eating. He has a concentration in sports nutrition (I think that's it; I could be wrong) and as a result, thinks I'm completely off my rocker. So let me make some clarifications . . .