foam New with the All Access Pilates Pass…
Lower Leg Stretch Series
Learn my favorite sequence for unwinding the lower legs!
You’ll open up, stretch, & release your calves, ankles, feet, etc and hopefully feel the effects throughout your body.
It’s about 12 minutes long and uses a half foam roller, but you could always roll up a towel to mimic the half roll if you don’t have one.
Here’s a link for where you can get a half roll:https://www.optp.com/AXIS-Black-Roller
The one I’m using is then OPTP Black AXIS Firm Foam Roller - Half 12"x3"
Please listen to your body, this should be gentle and maybe a little demanding- definitely NOT painful. If you’re holding your breath, you’re doing too much.
You can check out the video here, it can be rented on it’s own or included in your monthly membership.
I have a new video out on You Tube!
It's a 5 Minute Foot Roll Out for Fast, Effective Foot Pain Relief
In this video, I share a simple, effective foot rolling sequence to improve foot mechanics, decrease foot tension, plantar fascia pain, and improve motion. All you need is a yoga tune up ball, pinkie ball, or tennis ball. (nothing really firm like a golf ball) You can do this standing or seated.
Hope you find it useful!
It’s summer, so here’s my usual reminder about flip flops…
If you’re going to wear them,
make sure to add in some time to undo the havoc they wreak on your feet.
Wondering what the heck I’m talking about?
Here’s an excellent post by the amazing Katy Bowman.
It even has pictures of what you can do to help offset the effects of flip flops and a link to a list of healthier, alternative choices.
I’m slowly breaking in my earth runners, they were great for hiking and walking through the water up at West Fork Trail recently.
I might try some unshoes next, especially if I (by some amazing stroke of luck) get to take a beach trip anytime soon.
Wishing you a summer full of happy, pain-free feet!
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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.
Happy Fall, y’all!
Here’s the current info for online Zoom group classes, workshops, and a new community event this month. I’d love to “see” you at all of them!
I’ll be doing some more detailed posts and share more info in the newsletter, but if you have any questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to connect with me.
I recently read this article through the NPR app on my phone. The overall takeaway is that the risk is still safer than being sedentary. I totally agree!
However, while I think it is awesome that they are doing the research and finding the correlations between who is likely to get a fracture and how it may impact their lives……
I completely disagree with their advice.
“recognize the limits of your strength, he advises, and maybe work on training the dog not to pull on the leash.”
I mean, yes- train your dog, but recognize the limits of your strength?
How about any or all of the following:
- improve your balance
- focus on fall prevention
- roll out your feet and do some exercises to improve awareness in your feet
- learn how to safely increase strength and mobility
I could go on and on, but you get the drift.
Balance is a skill. It gets better with practice.
You can improve your bone density, strength, and gait.
Want to know more? Click here
Want to try a one on one Pilates lesson on the apparatus? Click here
or scroll down to my last post for info on group classes...
Classes start on Monday 9/10!
Registration opens 8/13 for residents and 8/20 for non-residents.
5:30-6:30pm Intro to Pilates 9/10-12/10/18 #58571 $70
No Class: 11/12
6:30-7:30pm Pilates & Stretch 9/10-12/10 #58570 $70
No Class: 11/12
9:30-10:30am Building Better Bones 9/12-12/12 #59569 $74
($7 drop in)
Register Online Today!
For More Information: 480-350-5200
Interested in trying a group class but feel a bit intimidated? or not sure it will work for you?
Click here to connect with me and we can figure it out together
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
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