In September I joined a gym. Even though that sounds trite (because who doesn’t belong to a gym nowadays?), it’s significant for me. For the last 10 years I’ve worked as an exercise instructor, which means free memberships wherever I teach. I could only manage part-time, teaching at most four classes a week because I … Continue reading Exercise: How Intense is Enough?
My very first yoga experience was in my living room using a VHS tape featuring a chiseled instructor named Bryan Kest. Although I enjoyed just watching him with his deep super-sexy voice, when I did do the routines I marveled at how empowering the movements felt even though they were completely different from my usual … Continue reading Humbled by Yoga
No doubt that strength training is a vital part of any exercise routine. Why? Strong muscles help with everyday functions like lifting heavy grocery bags and doing yard work, and improves balance to reduce falls. It supports and protects bones and joints, which prevents or eases painful conditions like arthritis, knee pain and back aches. … Continue reading Are You Guilty of These 5 Common Strength Training Mistakes?
Last month I was invited to a fun Earth Ride, hosted by ProYo and Flywheel Sports to benefit the Charles River Watershed Association. ProYo is a high protein frozen yogurt created by Nathan Carey. He was inspired to make ProYo after a severe weight lifting injury that required months of rehabilitation. During his stay he observed … Continue reading A High Protein Ride