Tag Archive for 'alignment'

I can’t remember what year it was that I started teaching fitness. I know I got certified by AFAA in 2000 and waited two years to teach. I wanted to make sure that I knew my stuff before I stood up in front of a crowd and claimed to be knowledgable. The joke was, of […]

Open for Business

I am thrilled to share the news that I have dotted all my i’s and crossed all my t’s and I am ready to accept clients for Restorative Exercise consultations. To learn more about Restorative Exercise and what I offer or to book a session, visit my Appointments page, which is also located on a tab […]

One of the coolest parts of my job is figuring out why people move the way they do. Our bodies are living, breathing, moving monuments to our history of experience. Take me, for example. I took ballet for thirteen years and have worked very hard for the past seven to rid myself of the automatic […]

Found: My Tribe

In yesterday’s post, I shared with you the biggest takeaway from my RES™ Week in Sequim, Washington in October. Today I’m going to share the power of finding women whose values align so closely with my own. Finding Your Tribe Is Powerful I don’t unfriend people on Facebook with views diametrically opposed to mine because I think […]

My first two kids are sixteen months apart and, after the birth of the second child, I experienced tremendous pain and dysfunction in the pelvis and the hip. I sought the advice of an orthopedist, luckily found a great one and he sent me to physical therapy which I did regularly for eighteen months. PT […]

Peeling Your Onion

A longtime client who comes to class sporadically grabbed me at the end of our session on Sunday for some extra help. I talk a lot in class about lining the ribs up over the pelvis and checking to make sure that the sternum (“breast bone”) is parallel to the wall ahead of us, not […]

In my post Compensation, And Not the Money Kind, I wrote about how the body gets around deficiencies in strength and mobility by recruiting other parts of the body to accomplish the task at hand. While I am not trained sufficiently to identify many individualized compensation patterns, there are recurring ones I see in my […]

Maybe you’ve seen people posting on Facebook about their “PRs,” or Personal Records, in running or weightlifting. Running your best race or lifting a goal weight is exciting and gratifying. Nothing I say today is meant to diminish the value of setting a goal and accomplishing it. I just want to share with you a […]

This is not only a picture of what it looks like below my standing work station, but also a little hint, hint for the pop culture-savvy, close readers among you. Folks in Georgia, Tennessee, North & South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama, don’t forget to head to your local Whole Foods Market today for grassfed beef […]

Critical thought. It’s probably the unifying theme to this blog. I apply it to the subjects that interest me the most: nutrition, wellness, emotional well-being, parenting, birth and pregnancy, breastfeeding, movement, relationships, the media’s perspectives on women and mothering … and more. I thought it would be fun today to share with you a list […]