Fit Bodies

Fit Bodies

Many of my students ask me the same question, “What is more important, strength or flexibility?” My answer is always, “Both!” A good yoga practice will always lead you back to balance. Some people come to yoga to stretch and improve flexibility, while others come to yoga for strength and…
Have you been under stress lately? Your answer is probably YES! Stress is all around us. Jobs, relationships, kids, parents, bills, birth, death, divorce and even a wedding are all sources of stress. Not all stress is bad. Some studies even suggest that we need a little stress in our…
Workplace wellness programs are becoming more and more popular with companies in our area. So why should you, as an employee, take advantage of your employer’s workplace wellness program? Most people spend about 36 percent of their total waking hours at work, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.…
Accountable — an adjective — required to explain actions or decisions to someone; required to be responsible for something, according to Merriam-Webster. When it comes to health, eating healthy and being physically active sometimes is better than nothing, but being consistent will allow the person to achieve more of the…
As the owner of a fitness studio, one of the most common questions I’m asked by women thinking of starting is, “Will I lose weight?” I long to answer with, “How should I know?! Are you planning on eating a Twinkie after class every week?” There is a HUGE misconception…
Motivation is such a simple word that we hear all the time. But do you really know how much it impacts you every day? Your motivation is literally the thing that drives every decision you make for every action you do. If you don’t have the motivation to get out…
Getting children involved in a yoga practice at an early age helps nurture commitment to a healthy lifestyle, fosters a sense of community with others and instills respect for the environment. Other benefits of yoga for children include: Body awareness Emotional well-being Stress management Improved motor skills Fortunately, most children…
The weather is getting warmer and we are on the cusp of the summer season. It’s the perfect time to bring your yoga practice outdoors for some fresh air, sunshine and a change of scenery! Since no equipment is required, you can take your practice almost anywhere. Plus, being outdoors…
Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a term most of us are familiar with. We may have had experience with the disease or have a friend or relative who has suffered a fracture due to low bone mass. In fact, osteoporosis may not be diagnosed until the occurrence of…
Floatation therapy has been proven to help ease pain, relax the body and mind, and reduce stress in an incredibly unique way. Your float center takes every step possible to make your floating experience comfortable and cozy before and after every float. Even so, you may still feel unsure about…
Think of the walls of your house: strong, sturdy and providing a solid foundation upon which the rest of the dwelling can be built. The wall can provide the same service to our yoga practice – a strong foundation onto which the rest of the yoga posture can be built.…
Maintaining a healthy weight is important at any age. But avoiding being overweight or obese can be particularly crucial for seniors, considering many illnesses are tied to body weight. Maintaining a healthy immune system also can require eating a balanced, nutritionally sound diet. The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center…
“The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?” —B.K.S. Iyengar Have you ever walked into a yoga class, spied the array of yoga props at the back of the room, and wondered, “Am I supposed to…
Many women steer clear of the free-weight areas inside their gyms, opting instead for treadmills and other cardio machines. Some women may not know how to use weights correctly, while others simply don’t want to add any bulk to their frames. But research shows that women who adhere to moderate…
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