Classes start on Monday June 4th!
Registration is now open for everyone….
New faces are always welcome, returning ones too!
(If you’re in the group classes and need some extra help, please bear in mind that you can always book a private mat lesson to get some one on one attention and personal corrections.)
5:30-6:30pm Intro to Pilates 6/4-8/20/18 #58114
6:30-7:30pm Pilates & Stretch 6/4-8/20/18 #58113
9:30-10:30am Building Better Bones 6/6-8/22/18 #58112
No classes 7/2 or 7/4/18
All classes $59 to register for the entire session.
($7 drop in available, only if classes meet minimum enrollment)
Register Online Today!
For More Information: 480-350-5200
One of my favorite yearly conferences is the Pilates & Rehab Summit here in Phoenix every April. Balanced Body runs the event at the Buttes, so there's so much to learn in a gorgeous setting. I also get to catch up with old friends and usually end up meeting some new ones too. (click here for more info)
As a volunteer, I don't know which classes I will get to attend but I am registered for a pre conference event titled "Plyometric Pelvic Floor Training" with Dr. Bruce S. Crawford, MD.
I'll keep you guys posted and post some fun pics. In the meantime, there are some great subs lined up for my group classes.
Classes at Kiwanis Recreation Center
Classes start on Tuesday 4/2/18
Registration is open….
New faces are always welcome, returning ones too! If you’re in the group classes and need some extra help, please bear in mind that you can always book a private mat lesson to get some one on one attention and personal corrections.
5:30-6:30pm Intro to Pilates 4/2-5/21/18 #56569
6:30-7:30pm Pilates & Stretch 4/2-5/21/18 #56568
9:30-10:30am Building Better Bones ($7 drop in) 4/4-5/23/18 #56567
Register Online Today!
For More Information: 480-350-5200
As anyone who has taken my class in the last few years knows, I really love a good hip hinge. Here are some humorous "Hip Hinge Inteventions" that will make you laugh and help illustrate why hip hinges are so important. Some of you may even recognize Tracey Mallett of "Booty Barre" fame!
Want to Know More About Fascia?
One of my favorite experts just did a 2 part interview about fascia. It is very interesting- she covers a lot of ground and answers some very common questions in a clear, palatable manner.
Here are the Links:
We all know that warming up is a good idea before we engage in any big activity.
Have you ever considered adding in a quick warm up in the morning to prepare your body and mind for everyday life? Connecting to your body while moving and breathing with intention are powerful tools that can set you up for a successful, pain-free day. You don't have to have any fancy equipment or even do the same exact exercises every day to reap the benefits.
I get feedback from many clients that they feel stiff or are in pain when they first get out of bed. I invariably as them if they are doing some specific movements (that they already know) to get their body moving, increase circulation, and ease any pain. The answer is usually no for a variety of reasons. The underlying issue is often that they aren't aware of their control of the situation. They aren't accessing the tools they posses to feel better and/or haven't made the conscious choice to use them.
I recently went through a quick warm up sequence with a client who came in feeling terrible, uncomfortable, and frustrated with her body. We focused on breathing deeply, engaging her core, and included 3 or 4 really simple movements in a quadruped position. She was amazed at how much better she felt. She was even more amazed that she already knew all these movements and could have done them as soon as she started to feel stiff & achy. I didn't want her to memorize the sequence we did, I encouraged her to try to remember that she has skills and could use them as needed.
Now I'm not saying that a short warm up will fix or heal everything, but I can safely say that it will help you to feel better (on many levels.) Try it and see!
Not sure where to start or what to include in your warm up?
- come join us at Kiwanis for a group class (click here)
- book a private mat lesson with me (click here)
- check out my You Tube Channel (click here)
- buy a video (click here)
Did you know that actively practicing gratitude literally rewires your brain to default to positive thinking? There are are many ways to cultivate and express gratitude. A few of the simplest that come to my mind are:
- a gratitude jar
- sharing 3 reasons you are grateful with a loved one
- meditation (breathing and immersing yourself in feelings of gratitude for a few minutes)
You can also make up your own way to recognize and honor feelings of gratitude.
Can you pick one that you can commit to doing every day for 2 weeks? I encourage you to try it, as you begin to feel the positive feedback it will help keep you motivated. I would suggest that you keep it simple & practical, and to be really honest about what you can feasibly do every day in order to set yourself up for success rather than failure.
Want more info?
Check out this podcast with UJ Ramdas. (click here)
Read this post that suggest 11 ways to build gratitude . (click here)
Need some help getting going or interested in Bulletproof Life Coaching?
Contact me for a complimentary first session at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-614-0675.
Our feet don't often get the love and attention they need.
Try these 2 videos back to back, they are a powerful combo and a treat for your feet!
Want to learn more?
A pinky ball works fine, but if you want to delve deeper I suggest getting a set of yoga tune up balls.
Jill Miller also has some excellent videos for purchase. (click here)
Rather learn in person? Schedule a mat pilates session with me and we can create a personalized program. You can even video the sequence as we do it on your phone so that you can practice with visual aid and my cueing. You can contact me for at email@example.com or 602-614-0675.
The bulletproof blog has a concise yet clear explanation of what red light therapy is, the science behind it, as well as why or how it works. Click here to read that post. To put it very simply, red light stimulates the mitochondria in your cells which helps your body function better overall but has been used specifically to speed up healing, reduce pain & inflammation from arthritis, slow down the aging process, and calm skin conditions. (just to name a few uses, there are many more)
I first learned about red light therapy at the Bulletproof Conference in 2016. Leanne Venier spoke and was also demonstrating her Redjuvenator lights. (To check out her presentation, scroll down and watch the video.) I loved the idea that she is a scientist that tapped into her creative side and ended up creating this useful, accessible tool. I was also very impressed by her ability to combine a variety of healing theories or modalities that are all based to working with the body's natural healing mechanism.
I have been using one of Leanne's universal REDjuvenator boxes for a little over a year. It has been really helpful in reducing pain and inflammation related to old dance injuries, as well as any new issues that pop up. I haven't been consistent in using it every day on my face for anti-aging, but it has helped with a cold sore, skin issues, and a cut on my hand. It is definitely one of my main at-home resources for self care!
There are some red light therapy facilities popping up, which is a great way to try it before you decide if it is something you want to invest in.
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When I was training to be a professional dancer, the focus on cardio outside the dance studio to stay lean was pretty intense. We were instructed to stay in the “fat burning zone” which translated to moderate intensity for longer workouts. As a result of my Bulletproof Life Coach training, I learned about a lot of new science which has helped inform some new strategies for myself as well as my clients. Everything I do for my cardio training seems more efficient, and my body feels better! At times, it still blows my mind that it can really be this effective in a relatively short duration.
Mark Sisson’s article “A Case Against Cardio (from a Former Mileage King)” is a great resource if you want to know a bit more of the science and delve a bit deeper. He sums up the effects of his approach, “Something “primal” was happening and it made total sense in the context of the DNA blueprint. I was training like my hunter-gatherer ancestors, building my aerobic capacity slowly and steadily without overstressing my adrenals or my immune system, training my body to derive more energy from fats (and not glucose), requiring far fewer carbohydrate calories from my diet, and building muscle with occasional quick bursts of speed and intensity. I was suddenly both fit AND healthy. My Primal Health system was kicking in and it all made perfect sense.”
What is Bulletproof Life Coaching? It is upgraded and highly efficient life-coaching, solid presence based techniques enhanced and informed by cutting edge life and health hacks (short cuts to minimize time or effort and maximize effects)
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To check out Mark's full article: