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After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
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What can you do to crank up your metabolism so you burn more calories and lose weight faster and easier? Well, since you can’t change your parents, height, age or gender (easily), the best method is to …
Lunges are the second-most popular exercise (after squats) for toning the glutes, lower body and core, plus they’re great for improving balance. But how do you know if you’re doing them effectively? The BEST way to do lunges is to…
Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!
It’s really hard to say why I trained and then walked a half marathon, because I don’t truly know. What I DO know is that I had foot surgery in July, and walked (and finished) 13.1 miles in October. With proper and safe training and determination, it is possible to chase and catch a challenge dream. I am awesome, what can I say?
Summer is officially over, the new school year has begun, and the lovely outdoor weather of Fall beckons. A perfect time to set yourself up for a fitness challenge.
On July 20 I had foot surgery. Now I am in training to walk a half- marathon in mid-October. Am I realistic, foolish, too old or a role model for women who want to be active? Can the mind and the matter cooperate on this adventure?
We went to Rancho la Puerta spa in Tecate, Mexico to hear Dr. John Ratey speak about his book “Spark.” We also hiked, relaxed, made new friends, laughed, goofed off, had a cranio-sacral treatment and ate organic, delicious, vegetarian food. Such a lost weekend!!!!!