With the summer heat approaching, most of us try to get out of town a bit more.
On my recent trip to California, I squeezed in some time between my 6ish hour drive and a Pilates lesson (with Diedra Manns) to roll out my feet, do some mat Pilates, and take a nice long walk. It not only helped clear my mind and feel grounded, it also balanced out my body after many hours sitting in the car. The driving is especially uncomfortable for my right ankle, making the foot rolling before the walk really important.
You don’t need to bring tons of gear with you to take care of yourself while on the go. I usually bring a mat, foot kit, yoga tune up balls, and a resistance band.
How do you feel about your self care, especially body care, while traveling?
Need some ideas or suggestions?
I’m happy to help.
- You can set up private mat Pilates lessons to create a program. We can video and strategize to maximize efficiency of your time. (click here)
- You can also use any of my you tube videos on their own or in addition to some of your favorites from class. (click here)
(Keep an eye out for updates on a subscription channel with full length workout videos...)
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...
Thought about rolling out your feet but aren’t sure if you’re doing it “right”?
Assuming that bunions and foot pain are just part of the aging process?
Starting a new training program (running, walking, hiking, pilates, yoga etc.) in 2019 and want to prevent injuries?
Start the year off right!
Join us and learn how to make your feet as happy as they can be.
Saturday January 19th, 2019 1-3:15 pm
(please arrive 10-15 mins early to get checked in)
Spirit of Yoga
1420 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Our feet are our foundation, but are often overlooked or mistreated.
Let’s give them the attention they deserve!
We will review a general idea of relevant anatomical landmarks without getting too mired up in the details.
With that information in mind, we will be rolling, squeezing, stretching, and balancing. Basically, you will learn how to use the tools in your new foot kit to create optimally balanced and functional feet.
Once you get the hang of that, we will add on some foot and lower leg exercises to develop strength, mobility, endurance and balance.
Then we get really practical by exploring how to put it all together in full body movement and alignment/posture.
You will learn specific exercises to work on at home and get a clear understanding of how they can help you. A practical set of tools and supportive info packet are included in your registration. The new skills you’ll learn and practice will help keep your feet happy and healthy.
Registration is capped at 22 participants to allow for individualized attention.
Sound good? Click here to register now.
$75 early bird-registration until December 19,2018
$85 December 20, 2018- January 18th, 2019
$95 at the door
Register now to guarantee your spot!
What you get:
-2 hour & 15 minute workshop.
- A foot kit that you will use in the workshop and then take home with you, which you will hopefully keep using!
- A thorough handout with pictures, directions, and room for your notes to help keep your memory fresh long after the workshop.
How to register:
Click on this link.
Once you register, please keep an eye out for a confirmation email with some helpful details.