Blogs about Balance

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

Life gets crazy sometimes, and it can wear on us. If you notice that you are feeling tired and weighed down by stress, a lack of motivation for exercise, and are making poor food choices, it is time to think about giving your mind and body a reboot.

AGING IN PLACE: LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO INDEPENDENCE AND FALL RISK REDUCTION

Early 2015 it was suggested to me by a Geriatric Care Manager(GCM) to prepare a proposal to speak at the Western Regional Geriatric Care Manager's Conference November 5-7, 2015 for the first time offered in Portland Oregon. The GCM mentioned that the targeted exercise training that I had provided for her father in law provided him with the opportunity to stay at home with the strength and mobility to live out his life at home longer rather than having to move to a care facility.

THE BEST EXERCISE YOU'RE NOT DOING

 This is going to be a weekly series on exercise that have the biggest bang for your buck and also make your everyday life easier. Today it's the staggered single leg dead lift.

BOSU® Mobility and Stability for Active Aging Specialty Certification

Last year I attended this workshop in Orlando. I have been training the active aging for the past 5 years. This workshop taught me how the BOSU® Balance Trainer can provide assistance, resistance, cushioning and stimulus to amplify the effect for this important market of exercisers. 

Never Leave the Playground

Check out this YOU TUBE video - https://youtu.be/eICg4CMd2jU

Foot to Core Sequencing

Strengthening from the ground up is crucially important when considering clients that may have lower extremity injuries. Looking at the whole picture from foot to core helps us to gain a better understanding as to why there may be an imbalance occuring. This is why as a Barefoot Training Specialist, I look at my clients feet and the way they walk.

PLANNING TO AGE STRONG AND HEALTHY

As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.

Flexibility like a Contortonist

Just like in the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears.

The Buzz About Functional Fitness

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THE NEXT BIG THING IN FITNESS

I recently read a fantastic book: “BALANCE In Search of the Lost Sense” by Scott McCredie which reinforces my believe that our body is an amazing machine, a super computer that is capable for making adaptations to the challenges we place upon it even at advanced age(90+ years)!