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Are you experiencing any neck discomfort with your crunches?

 Are you experiencing any neck discomfort with your crunches?A faulty movement pattern with crunches and other core work can lead to neck discomfort, headaches and/or postural imbalances. A quick fix of how you position your neck and tongue can make a world of difference to your core form. In these, quarantined times, the continuation of your commitment to fitness at home has been truly amazing.Performing abdominal exercises (especially crunches) is preferred on a stability ball, but not all of us have access to this type of equipment when not in the gym. We tend to coach most of our core work from the ground (which is perfectly acceptable) but I wanted to offer a few pointers to ensure you are gaining the most from your effort.We have neck muscles (cervical flexors) that help stabilize the head during abdominal exercises. Improper form can lead to deactivating crucial stabilization muscles and over work others READ MORE

2022-09-17T12:31:18-05:00Workout|

Perfect Pushup Form

Push ups are a common exercise that everyone should master. When performed properly, the push-up is excellent for sculpting arms, and strengthening the chest, and commonly overlooked: toning and strengthening your core!   Proper push-up form Position your hands slightly wider than your shoulders with your index fingers pointed straight ahead. Look down in between your palms to keep your neck in neutral Engage your core by drawing your navel deep toward your spine. Maintain a neutral spine and lower your body until your shoulders are level with your elbows and squeeze your abs even deeper as you push up. Tip for finding a neutral spine: place a dowel rod along your spine. It should touch 3 places: Back of your head In between your shoulder blades Tailbone While maintaining about a hands-width space between the stick and your low back. Common mistakes Placing hands too close READ MORE

Encouraging Activity Through Yoga and Games

Your Content Goes Here With the recent rain, the gloomy skies, and of course social distancing, it’s certain that kids and parents alike are starting to go a bit stir crazy. Getting active and playing together is a great way both to get some exercise and ease fears for your little ones. Here are some fun activities you can do together, indoors or out. 1 - Read a yoga book together, or ANY book, and act it out with yoga poses, or create your own unique poses. This will get the imagination firing and the body moving. There are so many wonderful kids yoga books at your local library or on Amazon. Here are a few of my favorites: I Am Yoga​ by Susan Verde The ABCs of Yoga for Kids​ by Teresa Anne Power Good Morning Yoga​ and ​Good Night Yoga​ by Mariam READ MORE

2022-09-17T11:36:58-05:00News, Workout|

Staying Positive On Your Wellness Journey

Staying motivated during your wellness journey can be hard. Some weeks are great and the numbers fly off the scale, but other weeks can be daunting. When the number increases instead of decreases, it can feel so disheartening. It is how we move forward from adversity that defines our journey. So today, I wanted to share ways in which you can stay motivated, even during difficult weeks. Refocus On The Big Picture Take a step back and look at the big picture and how far you have come. It is not all about the number on the scale. Itemize your accomplishments; big and small! Are you stronger? Do you have more energy? Are you sleeping better? Are your clothes fitting better? There are so many accomplishments outside of simply weight loss, and that progress needs to be celebrated as well!Change Up Your RoutineIf you feel like you make be READ MORE

10 Tips for Balancing A Healthy Lifestyle and Travel

Many people have asked me "How Can I manage maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you travel for work?" Traveling often complicates your healthy lifestyle efforts. Here are 10 tips to keep you on track! 1 -Plan Ahead Plan ahead and pack healthy, filling snacks. Some ideas include good quality beef or turkey jerky, apples, dried fruit (make sure no added sugar, sulfites, preservatives or other additives), nuts/trail mix, seeds, and raw veggies. If your hotel has a small refrigerator, you can bring (or buy when you arrive) hard-boiled eggs, hummus, and other healthy refrigerated options. 2 - Hydrate (With Water) Drink a lot of water prior to flying/driving. If flying, choose water and/or herbal tea from the drink cart. Always bring you reusable water bottle with you when you travel. As long as it is empty, you can bring it through security at an airport, and then fill READ MORE