Tag Archive for 'exercise'

Movement That Matters

Twice a week, I teach an hour-long class at a big box gym. The goals of the class, as outlined by the national headquarters are: strength, core, range of motion and caloric expenditure. We use hand weights, and I walk the class through about forty minutes of mainly compound movements, coupled with some body weight […]

This isn’t going to be one of those posts where I tell you to put down your cellphone because “they’re only little once.” I have three kids, and sometimes the first eight minutes on the playground represent the only chunk of the day that I have to return phone calls, emails and texts without someone screaming, […]

As a fitness instructor at a big box gym, I encounter folks from all walks of life and in various stages of their life’s journey. It’s one of the things I love most about teaching there. As such, I regularly have people check in with me to inform me of recent diagnoses or injuries that […]

If you’ve paid attention to my Facebook feed over the past few days, you’ve seen posts about Jordan Younger, Chocolate-Covered Katie, and Amy Kubal, R.D. What do they share in common? Jordan’s abandoning veganism because of her anorexia. Katie’s “come out” as an excessive exerciser. And Amy’s shared that her lifelong struggle with disordered eating […]

In response to this post about social media triggers, you guys shared a lot. I heard from you all via email, text, in person, in comments on the post, and via Facebook about social media posts that, while on the surface are benign, get to you for some reason. I promised then that we would revisit this […]

New participants to my classes may be a tad dismayed to learn in their one hour devoted to exercise, they’re asked to do things called, “Unload the Dishwasher,” “Switch Out the Laundry,” and “Pick Up the Baby.” It’s not that I don’t know technical “exercise” terms. It’s that I want my clients to think less […]

Explore More : May 23rd

Although most area schools release for the year this week, we’ve still got one more week to go. Well, we have Monday off for Memorial Day. So, Maysanity continues, although with baseball and dance done, things have calmed a bit. You know what calms me down? Watering my little garden. I think I’ve mentioned, we […]

Explore More : May 16th

Last week, the head of school at my kids’ school announced at our weekly assembly that there were only three more weeks remaining in the year. The kids cheered. The parents gasped. As Rusty, the dad of one of my son’s pals, said, “There’s a lot of culmination going on in those three weeks, folks.” […]

Remember my post “X+Y = Wellness?” In it, I asked: When did this become our dominant paradigm? cardiovascular capacity = fitness = wellness And, I concluded: I’m not saying people shouldn’t run, or cycle, or do things to enjoy their bodies.  What I am saying is that what we need is a profound, profound paradigm shift away […]

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