Blogs about Special Populations

Go Guilt Free Without Being a Grinch

With all the hype & earlier start of the holiday season, we can get tangled up in the superficial social aspects of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah. We all need to take a step back to define what is important about these celebrations. In between the food, drink, excessive gift giving, we lose the feeling of family, togetherness, our continued healthy living-looking after what is truly important. Is 1 more batch of cookies, 1 more drink, extending our budget more important than staying connected w/ our loved ones & continuing to care for our mind, body & soul?

Wearable Fitness Technology- Is It Right For You?

 Trying to figure out if a wearable fitness device is for you and your personality? Read on below. As personal trainers, it is easy to monitor our clients’ activities and provide phone and on-line coaching when schedules do not permit one on one physical sessions, for accountability and program development/monitoring at a reduced investment.

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

September Strategy Special

September Strategy Special. Been off schedule this summer? Busy with the kids? Vacation blow outs? Just off your normal routine? Let us help to re-build an effective strategy for your wellness goals. With personal training you can reach goals quickly, safety & enjoy your physical activity. We design programs that you can appreciate. Activity that is undesirable, is unsustainable.New training clients: sign up for 5 sessions & receive 1 FREE! (good until September 31) 

Modifications: An Approach to Individualizing Them for Yoga and Fitness

When we think of modifications it is often from a specific point of view.... “I have something going on that makes my usual practice/workout painful or inaccessible, so how do I work around it”. When a trainer or instructor first learns how to teach or train they generally will learn about common conditions and how they effect the body, and specific ways to 'modify' to those conditions. This is all very helpful. 

I love planks!

I love varying planks.  These are just a few variations you can do. Want more options? Give me a call. I have so many more! There is one (and more) for everyone!Planks variation that will challenge you

Fit Bits Looking at Them Holistically

I love fit bits for my clients. Here is some extended information you may want to consider when you are tracking your physical activity. You all know I always look at the holistic picture. wink emoticon Enjoy!Stepping Out of Fitness Reductionism 

Why Everyone Loves Dance

You can be any size, shape, race, gender, background, income, or education level: 

Specialized Classes versus General ones: What is best?

There is a lot of specialization in exercise classes. Sometimes the specialization is in what effect one wants: cardio for strengthening the heart, weight training for strengthening the musculoskeletal system, core for, well, the core, and so on. Sometimes it is in style: zumba and spin both are cardiovascular (though of course with strengthening and sculpting effects), but quite different in style. Sometimes it is in target population: zumba gold targets an older exerciser, as does fit for life, though the music and movements will be different.

Age, Exercise, and Yoga

All people get older. That is a baseline of the human condition. But although the effects of age, broadly speaking, are part of the life cycle, how quickly and how much they develop is variable. We cannot change our DNA (yet). Some people have greater risks for heart disease, or cancer, for instance. But lifestyle choices can have an enormous impact across our lives on how we age, and even the way genes are expressed can be affected by those lifestyle choices.