Tag Archive for 'restorative exercise'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last month, a long time client and I made the mutual decision that she should stop coming to my class. I could no longer, in good conscience, support her participation in an activity that I felt was hurting her more than it was helping her. The class in question is described by the “big box” gym […]

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 […]

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. […]

I’ve got two pieces of information to share with you all. It’s no secret that I am a fan of Katy Bowman’s work, so it is with great excitement that I share the news that I am starting the certification process through her organization, the Restorative Exercise Institute. I’ll be diving into her Whole Body […]