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After months of work, the website update is up & running!
I hope you’ll have a look, there are lots of fun new pics and other things to check out.
One of those new things is the video library subscription….
The 7 day free trial is still available through the rest of this month,
so please head over and check it out!
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Here are just a few solid reasons...
1. They reduce stiffness and tension in your body from being “sedentary” i.e. not moving, or in one position for a period of time like sitting or standing at your desk, driving, even resting on your couch
2. It increases productivity! (not sure about this one? check out the Pomodoro technique, it’s real thing!)
3. Physical movement can get you out of the stress cycle, even if the actual stressor isn’t going away! (helloooo covid!) Here’s a great podcast on that topic. brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-emily-and-amelia-nagoski-on-burnout-and-how-to-complete-the-stress-cycle/
According to the Pomodoro method, it’s ideal to take a 5 minute break after every 25 minute block of work and then after about 4 of those cycles you take a full 15-20 minute break. There’s loads of free apps that you can set the timers on, I just use the timer in my phone.
I encourage you to play around with that timing to make it work for you! Depending on the day, the task, and my focus I might need to do longer or shorter work periods and/or breaks.
The important thing is to actually take the (relatively) frequent movement breaks!
5 easy & free ways to take a movement break
1. Make a list of small, short mindless tasks that take 5 minutes or less that require getting up, changing where your eyes are focusing, and moving around.
2. Try some HIIT style intervals using simple movements like Squats, Jumping Jacks, or Leg Kicks for 30 seconds then 10 seconds of walking or marching in place. In 5 minutes, you should be able to get through about 7 cycles with a short cool down. (don’t forget to hydrate!)
3. Do a standing version of the hundred series breaths. Pulse your arms with each breath as you inhale for 5 breaths and exhale for 5 breaths. Try lifting one foot off for the the first half, then the other for the second half.
4. Have a dance party! Play a song you love and get dancing…or at least away from your desk and moving your body.
5. Do my neck & shoulder video on you tube. If you’ve been sitting, try it standing. If you’ve been standing, try it seated!
or keep trying different ideas until you find your faves!
I promise you’ll feel better on so many levels and your body will love you for it.
I’d love to hear how it goes! (email me)
Let’s talk about the upcoming Community Roll Out!
We’re going to do some Saturday afternoon foam rolling together (via zoom) and then donate all the profits to St. Mary’s Food Bank here in Phoenix 💫
If you don’t know much about all the wonderful work they do, please check them out @stmarysfoodbank or https://www.firstfoodbank.org/give/
Can’t attend live? You’ll have access to the recording for a full week afterwards.
How many of these can raise the funds for? As you can see from the pic, every $100 we send in provides 700 meals this Thanksgiving.
Every person counts!
Please feel free to invite friends, family, workout buddies, or your social media community to join us.
Tip: the easiest way to do that is to save and share the graphic below with all the info on it.
'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'
[ Benjamin Franklin ]
Let's prevent those falls, rather than spend a lot of time fearing and recovering from them!
This month, in Pilates for Active Aging, we will be really focused on fall prevention.
It will still be the same challenging hour full of Pilates-based breathing, full body movement, and fun!
We will add in some extra attention to:
*how we feel and stand on our feet
*how we use our gaze or eye focus to help as well as challenge our balance
*vary the tempo and pace of our movements to improve our reaction time
This class is safe and challenging for all levels of fitness and skill, including those with osteoporosis. (senior discount available for those 60 or over, please contact Pippa for details)
Saturday October 24th has a lot to offer!
Foot Rolling 101 is from 1-2:30pm, then we have a Community Roll Out from 2:45-3:45pm.
(all via Zoom, links to recordings if you can't attend live)
Scroll down for more info and helpful links.
Hope to “see” you there!
Do your feet hurt? no matter what shoes you wear, or don’t wear?
Are your bunions looking worse?
Is your balance declining? Do you find yourself shuffling or tripping more often?
Does your Plantar Fasciitis keep flaring up?
Is your big toe really stiff?
Then this workshop is a perfect fit for you!
You will have access to a recording of the class for 1 week after it meets live so that you can focus on feeling and learning as we go, then review the information afterwards.
This workshop is open to all levels of fitness and all bodies!
You can do the foot rolling seated.
We are trying something new, I hope you can join us!
What: Community Roll Out!
When: October 24, 2020 2:45-3:45pm PST-AZ Time
How much: By donation, $12 suggested minimum
All proceeds go to St. Mary’s Food Bank
Let's take some time to connect, do some guided foam rolling, and seize an opportunity to give back to our community!
Everyone is welcome! (You don’t have to have taken my foam roller class in September.)
We will take some time for Q & A as well as requests. (what body part, what hurts, if there’s something you want to review etc etc) I’ll teach a class based around what comes up.
Interested, but have some concerns, questions, or need more info? Click here to contact me directly.
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