Exercise, Holistic Practices, Mental Health, PTSD Help/Veterans, Self-Help, Yoga

Stressing In (and Outside) Yoga Class

Is this you? If it is, you're not alone. At one point or another, every participant has been there...and we've all wondered why we've decided to put ourselves through a(nother) yoga class.   I bet you didn't realize that there could be stress in a class that so many proclaim helps alleviate such a problem… Continue reading Stressing In (and Outside) Yoga Class

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Announcements, Articles and Links, Babies and Children, Diet, Disease and Illness, Exercise, Health and Cooking, Holistic Practices, Meditation, Personal, Pilates, Recipes, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction, Tips for Fitness Professionals, Yoga

This Blog Is A Work In Progress

As I said in my last post, I'm working on getting back into blogging after so much time off. Because of my other commitments, I'm doing this slowly, so please be patient. I'm working on a whole lot of research, including the benefits of bone broth and "superfood" smoothies, how to heal diastasis recti, more… Continue reading This Blog Is A Work In Progress

Exercise, Health and Cooking, Personal Experience, Pilates, Yoga

What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

I've seen it so often. Women find out their pregnant, start feeling the effects of it, and quit coming to the gym or their classes. When I see them again postpartum, they feel huge and out of shape.   Now, let me preface this by saying that I'm not throwing rocks. I know how debilitating… Continue reading What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

Articles and Links, Diet, Disease and Illness, Exercise, Health and Cooking, Holistic Practices, Personal, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction, Tips for Fitness Professionals

The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

I just heard you groan. You're thinking, But you just told me that dieting does not necessarily help me lose (or gain) weight. Yes, yes I did. Dieting does not help maintain healthy body weight. In fact, more and more research suggests that dieting actually harms your basal metabolic state, making you prone to regaining even more… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

Exercise, Uncategorized

Walking & Swimming, the Cardio Workouts for All Bodies

Cardiovascular exercise is important for everybody. It keeps the heart healthy and reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease associated with today's sedentary lifestyle, yet with so many options available the rates of obesity are still growing. There are a lot of reasons for this ranging from demographics to cost, but I think a lot of… Continue reading Walking & Swimming, the Cardio Workouts for All Bodies

Exercise, Pilates, Self-Help

Two Tummy Toners Accessible For Everyone

There are a few things regarding exercise that I truly believe are accessible to everyone. I'll talk about cardiovascular exercise another time but for now I want to talk about working the deep muscles of the trunk--in this case, I'm focusing on the transverse abdominis. This thick band of muscle is the deepest of the… Continue reading Two Tummy Toners Accessible For Everyone

Diet, Disease and Illness, Exercise, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction

The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 2: Mythbusters Concerning Body Size

Right now I'm working on a couple things as far as minimizing sugar consumption and clean eating. I'm still in the process of figuring things out for myself as well as doing a bunch of research on food and the Western Diet. In doing so, I've come across a lot of dialogue concerning body size and… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 2: Mythbusters Concerning Body Size

Babies and Children, Exercise, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Pilates, Self-Help, Yoga

Working Out with Toddlers

A lot of us have been there, are there, or will be there. We're trying to be healthy and exercise...and we've got littles running around, climbing on you or something else, and it's really, really hard to focus or get a full set of reps in when you're constantly jumping up to handle some situation. Some… Continue reading Working Out with Toddlers

Beauty and Fashion, Exercise, Holistic Practices, Pilates, Yoga

Fitness & Body Image

I know I've talked about this before, but I've seen a surge in referencing the body (particularly, a female body) and being happy with it on social media recently, so I thought I'd touch on the subject again by busting a common fitness myth that is perpetuated in virtually every magazine, fitness or otherwise, in… Continue reading Fitness & Body Image

Exercise, Personal Experience

Why Do Fitness Instructors Cost So Much?

I have been in the fitness industry for over eight years now and one of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how unwilling people are to pay for instructor services. I've talked to so many instructors over the years who tell me their client base finds it difficult to pay $25, $15,… Continue reading Why Do Fitness Instructors Cost So Much?