Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
While talking with my client, Dana, as she walked on the treadmill in my home studio, I couldn't help feeling sad. Her usually upbeat and vibrant demeanor was missing—and had been for several weeks. "I'm so depressed," s... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
The word "meditation" is likely to conjure up a mental image of a cross-legged person sitting still in a quiet, peaceful room. While this is the method of choice for many who meditate, others choose a more active route to mindfulness. It... Read more
Never thought that I would be on the cutting edge of another impossible trend in group exercise classes.
I used to go to commercialized yoga classes fairly frequently for a few years. Though not at the very height of THEIR trend here in New Yor... Read more
I have never done yoga before, though I have always been drawn to it. I never wanted to start with videos because I always felt that it would be best for me to have an instructor, especially in the beginning, to help me know how to do the poses prope... Read more
I want to try taking a spin class at my local rec. center. I am a little nervous about it as I am REALLY out of shape and have no idea what to expect. Can anyone offer any words of advice?... Read more
I have tried different combinations of these words but I can't find any thing in exercise tracker that will work. The class is a 45 min water aquatics-Arthritis class. There is about 10 min of high cardio but rest of movements are low impact exercise... Read more
Recently I started teaching boxercise class, usually I have two groups of people: one group is doing punches (jabs, hooks, upper cuts) and another group is doing exercises (burpees, push ups, sit ups, squat jumps etc.) and then they're... Read more
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Do you have trouble just saying NO to your sweet tooth, or your Inner Couch Potato when s/he really wants to skip that exercise session you've got planned? Well, maybe NO isn't really the word you should be using.
Trying saying OM instead.
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