Blogs about Flexibility

Hand-stand (Adho-mukha-vrksasana) or Downward-facing-tree-pose

I used to work for the Forest Service caring for wild-lands. The job entailed thinning trees in fire danger areas. This helps protect old-growth trees from ladder fuels which could start crown (canopy) fires. So, while felling trees we want the most oxidative to remain standing. I write this information because Handstand (Adho-mukha-vrksasana) is Downward-facing-tree-pose and while it is important to focus our breath, core strength is also integral to remain standing. 

Loss of Posture in the Golf Swing

Loss of Posture

MOTR (More Then A Roller) aka (CFR) Core Fitness Roller

Pilates with Blossom Lailani Crawford

April was truly a month of blossoms' and I was able to enjoy yet another wonderful Pilates workshop. We focused on connecting arms and torso while rounding out the practice with barrel exploration, from spine corrector to high barrel.

Training Principles

Whether you're training for an event or just exercising to be healthier and look better, using the 4 basic training principles to plan your workout schedule is extremely helpful.  The principles are specificity, progression, overload, and recovery.  I'll explain them in general here and discuss each one in detail over the next couple weeks.   

Three Examples of Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a way of using our minds and bodies to feel good (therapeutic effects). Try cow's face (ghomukhasana) arms for shoulder flexibility and care. Use yoga breathing (pranayama) for energy and filtered air. Practice swan-feather pose (pinca-hamsasana) for lumbago and mind/body awareness. These poses are anecdotel for me and may help you too.

What Women Need to Know about Osteoporosis

 

Determination+Hard Work= RESULTS and the cool stuff :)

The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.

Open House at HEYlifetraining

I was happy to see so many interested faces at HEYlifetraining’s Open House in November 2013. Everyone wanted to see the new location and find out what programs are available to them.

LETS GET AFTER IT!