Blogs about Exercise

A personal invite to stronger living

That's great just remember that one size doesn't always fit all. Have fun with it and modify as you see fit.  Also, if you ever have any specific questions about your routine or how to optimize your use of the machines, free weights, or core exercises, let me know.  If you can prioritize sleeping smarter, lowing chronic stress and inflammation, utilizing better hydration strategies, and creating quick and easy healthy snacks from more nutrient-dense items that would be great and you will on your way to living stronger. 

Tool For Tight Muscles

I included a video clip demonstrating a product that I use to help with tight muscles. However, the explanation I provided on the clip focuses on how it can help with tightness due to fibromyalgia. My dog was very willing to volunteer...he actually looks forward to the rub down. Now depending on the severity of the fibromyalgia symptoms, I may opt not to use it.  In general, it benefits anyone that has worked out or even feels a kink in their upper back. For fibromyalgia users, it is a gentle kneading of the spot that is tight. The product is called Thera Cane.

Pelvic Floor and Health

The pelvic floor muscles are greatly ingnored yet their function are an intergal part of health. Simply put, these muscles support the bladder and bowels; in woman, also the uterus. So why are they so important and what is their relevance in relation to exercise?

Diversity

Diversity is a word that I often don’t hear much when it comes to workouts, yet more a word that seems to be used with race or foods that one consumes.

3 Tips To Gain Immediate Confidence In Fitness

You are ready to exercise, lose some belly fat, tone your booty and get in shape. What does getting in shape look like?

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 26th launches Eating Disorder Awareness Week. In honor of this, I would like to encourage all in the health and fitness industry to research on this topic. I know first hand, the devastating effects of this illness and have been victim of the ignorance that surrounds this issue.

Prayer for courage!

Dear readers, fans, and stronger living enthusiasts, Isn't it hard to do the things we want to do even when we KNOW deep down that it is in our best interest? Example #1- making time to think, clear our minds, clear our schedule for a morning or afternoon to get caught up, reflect, relax, write a blog post, etc.Example #2- visiting with a true friend, going for a walk, getting coffee or food, etc.Example #3- exercising to feel better mentally and physically, leading to more patience, healthier diet choices, etc, etc. 

Fit For Life with Lydia

Years of working with all populations in fitness classes and personal traing sessions have taught me one thing...modify!  As we age there are different possibilities in our fitness routines.  We may have an injury that requires a minor or major surgery.  Maybe we are victims of arthritis.  As one of my clients says if you don't have artrhitis you are not old enough :).  The purpose of this blog post is to let you know - YOU CAN EXERCISE!

Finding The Right Macronutrient Ratio For YOU

Hack your nutrition with mindfulness...Want to eat healthier and with more consistency?

5 Healthy Habits That Can Change Your Life

You already have the healthy habits and skills you need and don’t even realize that they will help you get in better shape.What is a habit? A habit is a routine or behavior that is regularly repeated and tends to occur subconsciously.