Today I had a good amount of energy, put a ton of it into my kickboxing class because it’s a hybrid class that has us do so much more than bag work. By the time I got to my heavy bag practice session I was really tired as usual but I still felt sharp and was able to come up with some good combinations. After that I tried some new weight training ideas for the lower body, certain machines restrict your hips range of motion or works muscles that don’t need to be worked unless you want to be a body builder. I also did a half a mile sprint after most my energy was gone. Fortunate enough to be able to take a nap, have a great day.
☀️ Rob ☀️
Was a high level footy player whos knees took a beating.
We did some Original Strength resets, learnt some breathing techniques and that led to a huge squat improvement in one session. Zero stretches were required.
Don't let the dreaded butt wink put you off depth in the squat. It is a thing but there are many ways to improve squats that aren't avoiding depth and/ or just static stretching.
Breath & generating tension are huge and often overlooked. Make sure you're learning when you are paying someone to train you. Anyone can kick your ass, but you always want to be learning and understanding what you are doing to improve your training and movement 😊
You’ll never know if you don’t start & get moving Sista 👊
After a month of consistent exercising & eating healthily you will notice changes. 👌👍
Some might be subtle. You might find can get up the stairs easier at work or home, you might be able to squat down to get things off the floor easier. You might find you can chase your kids or grandkids around outside for longer.
All these changes are all positive reasons to keep moving everyday 👟💪👟💪👟💪👟💪👟💪👟💪👟💪
MOVE IT OR LOSE IT SISTA 👊
Muscles DO NOT know age.💪 #muscleup
Work now and enjoy a healthier retirement! Join me for a virtual 21-day fitness challenge starting Monday July 29. It is a private group.
The brain controls everything. EVERYTHING. And we simple do not do enough to promote and maximize our brain health and performance. As the foundation of all performance, no amount of mental or physical training will maximize our performance unless our brains are in the best condition they can be. In this video, I summarize just one aspect of brain health that my friend and colleague, Dr. John Sullivan, describes in his fantastic book, 'The Brain Always Wins." The short story: Physical activity is essential for brain health. You have to move to improve emotional management and thinking skills. Aerobic activity just twice a week halves your risk of general dementia and reduces your risk of Alzheimer's by 60%! Movement improves classroom performance and ability to learn ... So get moving!
The purpose of doing Chi gong is so that you have the energy/Chi, mobility and stability to move through life, move through time and space with ease and grace.✨
Don’t let these very simple movements bring doubt in your mind, This type of exercise is probably the most important exercise you can perform after your 30s!☯️
- -The CHI field in the Grand Canyon is palatable. A few days of practice here will charge me up for the next few months in the city. -
@paul.chek first gave me poetic license for improvisational Chi gong when I took HLC2 with him in November 2011, It took me about a year to do 100 consecutive days and I’ve been hooked ever since.🙏
Running towards the weekend like 🏃♀️😁
Just kidding, I love my job 😉
But actually I think I have to get into running again! My body just loves it. Any Kelowna run clubs want to take on an out of shape beginner? I can offer some free physio advice 😅🤓
Also, if you’re a runner dealing with injury, get in touch! I love treating runners 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Early morning exercise & jogging. We both enjoyed it. We're looking after our health.
Get the lungs working - people don't realise how important the lungs are - get the oxygen into the body.
Yoga is a dance between control and surrender — between pushing and letting go — and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.”
Yoga, Kettlebell, Animal Moves, Calisthenics, Bodyweight training, Running - it’s all part of how I move and who I am. And I encourage everyone else to move in various ways. Step out of your comfort zone. Try something new. Keep your body guessing.
Nope, I’m not at this beautiful place anymore. It’s a #throwback to the past travels to Vanuatu a few weeks ago.
The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU 🙋♀️
YOU are the most important person and you need to be constantly ‘filling your cup’ to help YOU do all your amazing roles in life.
Women are naturally nurturers, looking after everyone else before themselves, but we do a much better job if we are fulfilled & able to take time out and have some time for YOU. That time could be spent exercising, exploring, catching up with friends, reading a book or whatever makes you happy 😃
What do you like doing for YOU?
Marjaryasana / Bitilasana
Currently my favorite yoga movement 🕉
Simple, effective exercise for increasing flexibility of the spine, and circulation of spinal fluid.
Plus you can modify the poses to meet you at your current fitness level.
Something I learnt at Myotherapy Training this week; it’s actually lack of use rather than over use that causes the most disfunction as we age.
The two joints that many struggle with are hips and shoulders. Particularly women.
What do they have in common? They’re both socket type joints capable of moving in multiple directions.
And that’s the problem. We don’t move them through their full range of motion. And so they seize up and deteriorate on the unused surface of the joint.
What’s my point?
Move your body in different ways! Older you will thank you for it.
Exploring the powerful peace of a balanced heart chakra this week.💚 Join me for a public class, private session, or for my retreat in Colorado at the end of September. All info here www.yogambika.com.
* Tuesday 6:30p Power Flow @ OmTree
* Wednesday 7p Hatha Yoga @ OmTree
* Saturday 10a Vinyasa at the Vineyard @bluejacketwinery
* Saturday 12:45p All Levels @ Rivers BJJ on Mass St.
* Sunday 10:30a Sun Flow @ OmTree
Balance⚖️ For me that’s what it all comes down to. As I grow older I have naturally become more concerned with my health. Recently in an effort to lower my cholesterol I decide to try a vegan diet🥦🥑🥔🥕 I put my whole heart❤️(literally 😉) into it. Before I changed my eating habits I made sure to have extensive blood work done to get a clear picture of my metabolic and cardio health. I dedicated 5 1/2 months to this lifestyle. The effects and the outcome were more than shocking to me😲 Going Vegan did nothing to improve my health. In fact it made it worse😓 Yes....worse. After about 4 months I knew something was wrong. I had lost strength and energy. I couldn’t even do a #teaser 😳 I chalked it up to maybe low iron or b vitamins and incorporated more into my diet. But I knew I had to quit and go have my blood work done again to see what was going on. My total cholesterol went up, my LDL particles became more dense and I was borderline insulin resistant. Why? How? You ask... mostly because the vegan diet is high in carbs. My body does not take well to carbs. So why am I telling you this? It’s not to discredit a vegan diet, people can be passionate about animal rights and make their own choices..it’s because I don’t think you need to go to extremes with diets. In my opinion you will never be balanced if you eat only one thing. Come on... do you really think eating all fats is good for you?? I am enjoying finding Balance. Eat a variety, everything in moderation. Enjoy life 🌎 it’s too short. Deep down we all know what is healthy and how to make those choices. Why do diet fads come and go? Because they cant sustain a lifetime. Most importantly move🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️ Our body’s were designed to move. Get outside🌸🌴☀️ work hard 💪🏻 laugh🤣 dance 💃🏻 and most of all Love❤️ #tellmytruthtuesday#pilates#teasertuesday#pilatesbody#pilateslife#health#balancedlife#fitness#moveitorloseit#pilateseveryday
Come and join Michelle at West Heath Medical Centre in Birmingham (B31 3HB) every Wednesday 10.30am-11.30am. Remember, your first class is free! To find out more, call 0800 612 7785 or email Michelle.Coyle@moveitorloseit.co.uk
Just another beautiful day in HB.☀️ I went for a run on Sunday. Slowly getting back to it. The Hubby signed me up for a half marathon in October so I'm starting to train. I'm running about 4/5 miles now. I will add a mile every week. I also like to run Edwards hill once a week. It's a great training hill if you live in HB. I start at 4xs up and down then move up to 10x or more. Keep moving friends! I'm in my 40s and if I can do it, you can do it! Move what the good Lord gave you. ☀️💛☀️
One of our Sistas was very busy yesterday 👟👟👟👟👟👟
A walk in the morning before work, lots of walking at work & 2 hours of sport in the evening.
Over 20,000 steps can be unrealistic to achieve every day but 7,000 - 10,000 steps is certainly achievable. 👟👟👟
You do have to do some activity in your day to reach this, especially if you sit at a desk for a lot of the day, but it is doable. 👊
You just have to DO IT SISTA 👊
YOU CAN DO IT SISTA 👊