Tag Archive for 'movement'

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 […]

My blog title is kind of a spoiler, no? It’s just that I have worked so very long and hard to get the audio version of my novel, The Myth of Jake, out to you, that I couldn’t wait a single second longer to share the news. (By the way, this post is filled with […]

I’ve been meaning to get this post out for weeks now and I’ve started it more than once. But I either end up telling you too much or too little, so I am just going to do a quick drive-by and hit the high points. Writing I’ve been working very hard to get my book The […]

Flowers are nice. Breakfast-in-bed is lovely, too. But if you’re local to Atlanta and looking for a new way to honor the mom in your life this Mother’s Day, consider giving her some Movement Magic. Here’s what she’ll enjoy: A night “in.” (This means if you have small children, you are in charge of making […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

Regular readers know that I am studying to be a Restorative Exercise Specialist through Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise Institute. Not surprisingly, I incorporate much of what I learn into the classes that I teach. Both through my RES studies and the work I’ve done independently, I’ve become fascinated by the compensation patterns that the body adopts. […]

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, […]