Tag Archives: fitness

Happy New Year!!

Yes, I know we’re already a week into 2013 and here I am already behind the times! Well, thanks a lot, you Negative Nancy, for spinning it that way! See, I’m the kind of person who generally doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions on the first day of the year but I usually way a couple …

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Core Challenge Week 4

After I posted about the Weekly Core Challenge, I started doing the series on a weekly basis, normally on Tuesdays since I am not in the Fitness Center.  Two things have come up for me doing this series: 1) Last week, I did a WOD on Tuesday and the Weekly Core Challenge on Wednesday. As I was …

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Function over Fashion

Personally, I think you look FABULOUS!!! Image found on ActiveTravels.com  (Thank you!!!!!)

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Mind your P’s and Cues

2 years ago, I spent a month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in western MA and earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate. While I don’t teach much yoga these days, I find that many of the principles I learned at Kripalu apply to personal training, particularly the training of seniors and frail seniors. …

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Morning Workout Musings

This morning, I was up at my now-standard time of 4:45am and promptly enjoyed a big mug of black-mango tea with milk. After some tooling around on the internet (including a fantastic Facebook-based discussion about the script adaptation of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books) I prepared for my morning workout. Since …

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Another Hip Exercise (So hip, man.)

Believe in the hype about the hip! An addendum to yesterday’s blog post: Hip Abduction with a Band This is a therapeutic and functional exercise that some runners out there might recognize especially if you have tightness in your Illiotibial Band. I use this exercise with all of my ambulatory clients in order to build …

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It’s All In The Hips

As a shout out to my late sister, Heather, every time I hear “It’s all in the hips,” I think of that Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky. Yeah, it’s not a great film. Until just now I secretly found it hilarious. Anywho, fire-breathing Adam Sandler aside, you can see that this post will be about the …

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Weekly Core Challenge

I opened a Pinterest Page recently and am sucked in to the world of witty aphorisms, colorful photos and quirky infographics. Much like this little beauty that I discovered. I tried this workout today just to see if I could do it. Not only did I do it, but I think I kicked it’s a**! …

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Out of the Dark

My goal here is to give some insight into how a fitness program for seniors encompasses more than just muscles and bones. I may use clients as examples but names will always be changed. Jane (not her real name) Age: 94 Current Basic Status: Cardiovascular issues, arthritis, neuropathy, legally blind, hearing aids, uses a walker, …

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