Move It!

Did you know you receive health benefits from one minute of daily exercise? Why not take a 10 minute body break! You can do so much in ten minutes – work on flexibility, strength (focus on one body part) or go for a quick walk or run to boost metabolism!  Here’s a quick 10 minute stretch routine to…

DVD Review: Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners is a new DVD from Gaiam’s Athletic Yoga series.  This is my second DVD from Matt Giordano and it does not disappoint (the first one, Hot Yoga for Beginners, is also staying in my yoga rotation). The three practices on this DVD are as follows: Pre-Run Practice (20 min) –  This practice awakens the…

Yoga Twists

*Yoga Twists Practice Never force yourself into any position.  Allow it to be easy and focus on your breath. 1.  Standing Prayer Twist Stand tall with feet hip width, abs in, chest lifted, and shoulders retracted and depressed and hands at your sides (a.k.a. Mountain Pose). Inhale, and take hands out to the side. Exhale, and…

In Bloom

Everything’s blooming – check it out! And it’s round two for the wisteria blooms… And round two for my weeds (which I refuse to take a picture of)! When it comes to weeding, do it in small doses and stretch every 10-15 minutes. Hold each stretch for about 20 seconds and even out both sides of the…

Throw in a Towel Workout: Part 3

We did total body exercises with a towel in Part 1 and core exercises with a towel in Part 2.  Now use the hand towel to stretch those muscles, keep joints healthy, reduce tension, and make you feel great! *Hold each stretch for 30 seconds (up to 2 minutes).  Always start small and increase your range of motion as your muscle…

Give the Gift of Fitness: Barre Breakthru

This month I will be giving you plenty of ideas for giving the gift of fitness, health, and wellness to others (or just keeping it for yourself). Let’s kick things off with Barre Breakthru with Jennifer Galardi. This fitness DVD is a fun, effective, and balanced workout.  Jennifer’s cueing is precise so that you will not only get the most…