This week, we’re digging into the last element of “primary food” which is MOVEMENT. This was an aspect of my wellness that I didn’t prioritize until this last year. I thought putting all my energy into my diet and “non-toxic lifestyle” was enough...but there was this whole other aspect of my health that needed support. Ahem...STRESS MGMT! I’m sharing my personal story with movement and how it’s benefited me and why choosing movement that FEELS good vs makes you look good is key...especially when battling a chronic illness!
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::: SURRENDER YOUR HEAD TO YOUR HEART ::: our hearts are intelligent, and powerful. studies show that our brain receives many of its instructions from the heart, and that there is an internal, often subconscious, dialogue between our hearts and brains that is constantly taking place inside us. this exchange of emotion-based signals between our hearts and our brains starts in the ‘heart-brain’, which is composed of approximately 40,000 neurons that can sense, feel, learn and remember. the heart neurons fire in conjunction with the brain neurons, which proves that the heart and brain are undisputedly, and profoundly connected. i truly believe that the heart is the seat of wisdom; that it is more intelligent, while the brain is more emotional, and irrational. yet too often we dismiss our heart’s wisdom, as we have been conditioned by society to believe that the brain is superior, and so we disconnect from the heart in favour of the brain; which often becomes a source of stress and anxiety. to counteract this, i start every yoga class i teach with a reminder to my students, and myself, to surrender our head to our heart. we all need this reminder, because when we when we create the space for a positive experience or for positive emotions, such as caring, compassion or appreciation, the heart processes these emotions and this translates into a signal of well-bring and harmony, which is then sent to the brain and our entire being experiences this harmony neurologically, biochemically, biophysically and energetically. 🖤
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Thoracic Controlled Articulations.
1️⃣ Start with arms across your chest. Then progress to a light Mb (<5 pounds) or a block
2️⃣ Full Flexion
3️⃣ Maximal Rotation to one side
4️⃣ Side bend as you extend backwards
5️⃣ Rotate to the opposite side
6️⃣ Repeat the opposite direction
*️⃣ Goal is to see how well you are able to disassociate and love your thoracic and parts of lumbar spine with no motion anywhere else!
Tension is everything when it comes to CARs. Slow down and FEEL your current capacity. This is where the magic happens! 🙌🏻
I’m sorry friends but I am slacking this week with #therapythursdays as I was away working on a very special project that I hope to share with you soon. In the meantime, here is MY story and hope I can channel some inspiration in you ❤️
Never let SUCCESS get to your head; never let F A I L U R E get to your heart ♥️ Many of you know that I LOVE Zumba & it is a huge part of my life but there is a part that you do not see. For 40-45 hours a week, I am a physical therapist aka physio therapist in an outpatient clinic. I will soon celebrate my 4th year with a wonderful company but I know the road to get HERE was NOT an easy one.
The photo shown here pictures a girl Overwhelmed with pure HAPPINESS to finally graduate with the degree she set out to achieve after a 7 year long process (the standard schooling for PT). Little did she know the bumpy road to actually have a license to PRACTICE was going to be the biggest hurdle.
The last BIG test was the NPTE; a few months after graduation. This was the big kahuna. The make it or break it test. The BOARDS of physical therapy 😱 I studied a few hours each week mostly 5-6 days a week. I studied independently. And I also studied in groups. I made flash cards and I took notes. But all that hard work did not pay off on the big test day.... the results came a week or two later, and I received the news I had failed.
I was heartbroken. And all I could think was “what did I do wrong?” I worked hard in school, I met mastery on all of my exams, And I rocked each of my practicals. Why me? But I managed to pick myself up and try again.... but only to find I missed the passing score by a few questions a few months later. I was DEVASTATED and at that point, out of 💰 to pay for another exam.
I took a few months off from even thinking about anything physical therapy related and focused on my other passion: Zumba. In between these failures, I found success and became a Zumba Jammer for Pennsylvania. I stayed busy with this new aspect of my life, until I felt I had to FACE my fears of failure and conquer the beast. After yet another attempt at the exam, I got M A D, changed up my study habits, allowed self care, and finally passed
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The ability to have endurance is something we have to battle throughout everyday. When do we find the time to evaluate this of ourselves? How do we do this? This is called Self Regulation aka Self Regulating Units.
For me, the battle of getting good sleep, eating the foods to nourish my brain and blood, and physical activity is a routine I've adopted over the years, but now added with 2 growing kids that wake up scared in the night to go to the bathroom by themselves. You have to help them in the beginning, but this throws off my schedule because as I'm fast asleep, my mind/ears are listening for any trouble they might encounter in the night. There are nights I barely get sleep. And so forth...you get it!
How would this translate into my whole day? Or into yours?
Can this affect my physical activity? My thought process? How efficiently I breathe to allow for more oxygen to my brain? How about after a long day at work to then having attend to dinner and putting the kids to bed, in hopes that the same night won't happen again? Is there such thing as a nap?
The only time we notice we need help is when we drain our systems. I see it like the PC game "The Sims". Where you as a player are in control of a computerized character that has different levels you have to take care of:
🚻 When to go to the bathroom
🚻 When to eat
🚻 When to make money and find a job
🚻 Being social and meeting people
🚻 Cleaning your home/dishes/etc.
If they aren't done well, timed rightly, then you don't perform within your day right. This is exactly what we do on a daily basis...but funny how we get hooked to gaming and forget to do things ourselves.
Self Regulation is quite important to pay attention and will always be a daily test to yourself. Take note. Write things down. Exclude things from your schedule to get some clarity for balance.
It All Begins with Us
You should definitely try your best and work towards your goal, but think about it: 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐱 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲.
There’s a lot of factors into success like motivation, practice, passion and even proper rest to name a few. However, if you’re so focused on one activity you’re missing multiple components and the bigger picture.
Love what you do and work towards your goals, but 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮. That’s how people burnout!
Remember, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬. Listen to your body and don’t set yourself to an impossible standard, with proper guidance just try your best. In time and with practice, you’ll reach your goals and make it seem effortless while still continuing to grow.
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As a team, we are continuously learning and developing our skills.
Our team meetings consist of learning elements to ensure we are always providing you with the best service and education.
It's all part of our mission to always make sure we're doing the best we can for our clients.
I would set a goal, put my foot down, & vow that the next month I was going to lose 10lbs no matter what.
So I’d cut out food groups: processed food, sugar, etc, & try all the methods of dieting.
Then six days in, I’d feel so restricted that I would lose control & overeat one evening, “what’s a chip here and there?” Until one chip turned into the whole bag and I went to bed so MAD at myself for losing control- why can’t I just stick to something?
So the next day I would restrict more.
Every week it would happen like this & I would hope with desperation that my “low calorie” days would make up for the uncontrolled binges, but every time I stepped on the scale, the number hadn’t changed. I’d feel like such a failure.
Monthly weight loss goals often begin with good intentions & end in massive binges.
I know I’m not the only one who went through this.
But instead of focussing on a monthly numbers goal, we need to actually make a monthly consistency goal.
Weight loss shouldn’t actually be our goal, or we are setting ourselves up for massive failure. Because weight loss doesn’t imply a change in habits or a change in lifestyle that is going to guarantee your long-term success.
Wanting to lose weight without changing aspects of your life is like driving around with a spare tire on & never getting it fixd, But expecting that little donut to drive you down the highway at 100mph every day for years.
Well, I hate to break it to you but your temporary tire is going to BLOW
Instead of the binge-restrict cycle & feeling constantly terrible about yourself, be ruthlessly consistent with your healthy lifestyle 25 days of the month.
You can’t control your weight.
But you CAN control your habits & lifestyle. When that becomes consistent, weight loss is a side-effect.
Sure, it’ll take longer, but in a year from now, don’t be back at square one after 100 more ditched attempts to get back on the wagon.
It’s your choice. But stop thinking your old habits are suddenly gunna work today when they haven’t yet.
Make the right choice. For your health, your happiness, and your long-term success. 💕
What’s your favorite way to workout? Mine changes all the time: boxing, running, weight lifting, swimming, yoga, spin....I love it all! 🥊🏃♀️🏋🏼♀️🏊♀️🧘♀️🚴♀️ I’m a strong believer in listening to your body and depending on how I feel I might want to a different type of workout today vs yesterday. That’s one of the reasons I love using @classpass - I can switch things up as much as I want and get access to great classes, gym time or even wellness treatments. They partner with top studios so you know you’re getting a killer workout every time! #charlotteblogger#bodylove#classpass#classpasspartner
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From @diaryofafitnessjunkie I had so much fun putting this flow together.
It made me feel like a total Ninja!
I thought "Jinke's Sword" was a fitting name.
I will be breaking this down in this weekend's #flowmotion Tutorial
Interested in learning this type of training?
Come join me every Sunday at 10:30
$10 drop in.
DM me to reserve your spot 👍
Ever wondered what the kneecap does?
The patella, or kneecap, increases the leverage that the quadriceps (front of thigh) tendon can exert on the femur bone by increasing the angle at which it acts.
The patella is partially stabilized by the vastus medialis muscle and by the lateral femoral condyle (knob at the bottom of the thigh bone) which discourages lateral dislocation during flexion of the quad muscles.
Weird to think of a bone like the kneecap floating on its own and sliding over other bones - similar to the scapula (shoulder blade). It may seem like a poor design of the body with how common knee dislocations can be, but the kneecap plays a significant role in how we get around every day!
🦶🏼”Foot love” is what we like to call it!
Have to make sure we give the feet some love! Understanding our position in space through contact with the ground. We spent so much time in socks and shoes that we rarely ever get to truly feel through our feet. This becomes a problem when overtime we are unable to feed in and feed out using our big toe.
The big toe is integral in our ability to produce and absorb forces within the feet. Owning its use in triplanar motion often times becomes part of the missing link... especially when trying to run very fast.
This is one of our most sensory rich areas yeah we spend the majority of our day with them covered. How would our perception of life change if we spent every day with gloves on?
🦶🏼Cue through the feet and watch the movement change for the better 🦶🏼
Did I dare? Swipe to see.... #handbalancing is a mind game for me. I know I have enough strength for it....I just have to be brave enough to do it! Looking back at the footage, I realise that my confidence level determines my entry and (attempted) handstand posture...still lots of work needed...✌️
What’s IN the #vagina !? A new awesome episode on my friend @hormone.health.doc podcast! We break down all things vaginal and pelvic pain. The confusing terms and diagnoses. And best of all, that there is hope for you! PODCAST: Women’s Health by Heather Hirsch on iTunes Episode 27 ——->LINK in my bio
Getting back to more like my normal self. 😁🐒 .
I have lost a lot of strength and mobility, and I'm a lot heavier than I'm used to right now haha! But I'm trudging steadily down the road of recovery🛣
Heck, I'm just glad I can still pull myself up and over! 😂 Its pretty sloppy and not perfect, but it felt good to move and flow today💪
Our next Wisdom Wednesday! ft. Stephan Manga!
Much of today’s treatments for joint and back pain are focused on physical activity, pain management, injections, and surgery. While these are valid, evidence-based forms of care, there is far less discussion on the power of diet to prevent and occasionally treat these conditions.
This talk will present some of the latest scientific evidence about the links between diet and:
Low Back Pain
Dietary changes are cheap, simple, powerful tools you can use to take back control of your health. As you will see, the fork can sometimes be more effective than the surgeon’s knives.
Free your knees!
This workshop can help you improve the movement, function, and feeling of your KNEES!
Franklin Method Workshops are all about learning how our bodies are designed to move, and experiencing or embodying that movement. This helps us to have greater awareness of how we’re moving all the time, and help correct movement patterns and restrictions that may be creating issues. The information learned in this class can help you to alleviate discomfort/pain, stiffness, restrictions, and improve overall movement within the knees. When you learn and experience the body’s natural movement patterns, you can move better in everyday life, as well as within any activity you are doing.
Let’s free the knees!
Move better. Feel better.
Knee Workshop with Janna • Tuesday, March 17
• 35 Smith St W, Yorkton
• DM or email jannaglasman@Gmail.com to register • $35 investment before March 9
($45 after March 9)
Our champion of a patient Nadia recently completed the 2020 @rottoswim (solo!!!) and we couldn’t be more PROUD
Nadia completed the gruelling 19.7km swim (for the first time) in just over 7 hours, despite freezing cold temperatures and needing regular treatments at the clinic due to injury!!🥇🌊 What an absolute legend
We love to see our patients smashing goals and are constantly inspired by people like Nadia 💪🏼💪🏼 #rottoswim
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[𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗚] 𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙝𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣: 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 & 𝙉𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙂𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙚
After coaching hundreds of women online & in-person, there's one "most common" mistake that stands out...
—> 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗗𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗢 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 & 𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗡 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗖𝗟𝗘 <—
If you're struggling to build a lean and strong physique, despite endless dieting & cardio... this is probably what you're missing.
Today’s blog teaches you what to do with your nutrition & training, to finally achieve the physique you want.
𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗜𝗡 𝗕𝗜𝗢 —> @jeremiahbair
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We think it’s gonna be juicy! ✨
Formerly @myogasudbury Cedar St. and still a myoga limb, @7nspace is a project, a gift and our latest download from the collective unconscious..✨😉
We hope it serves you in a deep way.🕊
Follow along to help us create the future of yoga. @7nspace ✨
/ SWING / CLEAN / PRESS / SQUAT / SNATCH / LUNGE /
Another great session from @mavericksfieldhouse 💥 ——
15 sets of the single kettlebell chain in the video (both sides = 1), 60-lbs @kettlebellkings orange cerakote KB (Rest 45-60 seconds b/w sets)
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Did you know ?? Your heart rests between each beat. Over a normal lifespan, your heart stands still for about 20 years. 🤯
Well, while you ponder or write a song about that ... here’s Friday ! 🤩👇
💭 The sad reality is that, it’s the norm to think that losing weight has to be like this grueling restrictive journey.
And going down this path can lead you to:
▪️Seeing some initial progress, then falling off track and repeat
▪️Binge eating late at night/on weekends bc you can’t stick to the “diet”
▪️False perception of what it takes to lose weight & build muscle ▪️Putting in the effort each week, but not seeing any changes
👉🏼 I know how frustrating this can be, I was here for YEARS!
But here’s the good news…💭
🌟 It doesn’t have to be this way.
💡 In fact, my clients don’t even feel like they are “dieting” half of the time because of how sustainable our approaches are! And you should see the transformations that they are making!! (click the “results” highlight in my bio) 👏🏻😃
👉🏼 This goal of yours? The big one you’ve been dreaming of, is very possible. But to get there you’ll need some extra support & accountability along the way. And I have a great opportunity for you... ✨
🌟 I have a few spots open on my 1:1 Fitness & Nutrition Coaching for this March (March 1st is this Sunday believe it or not)‼️
👉🏼 This is the top of my line coaching where I will guide you every step along your fitness journey, providing all of the tools to succeed and overcoming each obstacle so there’s no other option but to progress ✅
👉🏼 I know how frustrating it can be wanting to lose weight, feel more confident and fit better in clothes....
🔑 Here is a key to that door, will you take it? Click the link in my bio & let’s chat to see if this could potentially be a great fit for you! 😄👍🏽
1 121 hour ago
One of my favorite “F” words:
When people ask “Why do you pay so much for your kids sports?” or “Wow...you & your family workout a lot!”
First of all we don’t pay for football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, track & all the training!
We pay for:
•All the moments when they feel so tired & want to give up but they don’t.
•Making life long friendships •Amazing coaches & trainers who can teach them not only about the game but about life!
•Being disciplined, on time, responsible & to be a trustworthy teammate. •To learn how to take care of their body because it’s the only place they’ll live. Train, rest, breathe, recover. •Failure happens but they will learn to get back up & work harder! •Learning that it takes hours and hours on top of hours to be a Champion & that success doesn’t happen overnight. •The opportunity they may have in the future whether in sports or not.
This is what we pay for.❤️ [1st pic: Sisi was 4yrs old trying out for a soccer team. 2nd pic: Areana wanted a #FITNESS themed party for her 7th birthday & inspired the entire family to workout! 3rd pic: Chad Jr was 8.5 yrs old training for basketball season. All photos taken in Hawaii when we used to live there in the CFL off-season.] #OwensFitFam#Ohana#TBT #ActiveLifestyle#CreatesNourishment#ForYourMindBodyAndSoul #MovementIsMedicine#SportsMom#Health#Wellness#Fitness
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Post leg-day stretching. ☺️🙃🖤💫 SWIPE OVER 👉🏼 for more. @bendy_babes
The CASE AGAINST THE BIG 3 LIFTS: How to Get Strong as a Bull Without Feeling Like You Got Hit with a Mack Truck. .
I can hear it now, the big, tough strength coaches “yelling at me” through their computer screen. They’re saying, “strength is the hierarchy of athletic development. You have to lift heavy, chalk up, and hear the weights bang!” This is where the term strength coach was born. I believe coaches use their preconceived biases as a safety net when they don’t fully understand the bigger picture. In the realm of athletic performance, you should strive for, well performance. How does one achieve optimal performance? One must treat the body as it was designed…human first, athlete second.
I’m not here to say that performing bilateral exercises are wrong. No.
My job is to help you look objectively at how the body was actually designed to move. There is a place for everything, however, you must also take everything into consideration.
When we strip away all of our biases, preconceived notions, and external influences, ask yourself, “Why do I lift weights and have my clients do the same?” .
Don’t kid yourself, the answer is strength and here’s what we know about it.
STRENGTH = FORCE.
As most coaches should know, the term “strength” is extremely broad. Some understand strength is the highest amount of weight lifted in any particular exercise. When an athlete or individual is considered “strong”, he is usually described as having a very high one-rep max in one of the three main lifts (bench, squat, deadlift). .
▪️Contrary to your belief, the most rudimentary definition of strength is defined as the ability to apply specific force. Force is a term from physics that describes a push or pull of a certain magnitude in a certain direction. In a barbell squat, you have to “push” the weight from the bottom of the squat position in a vertical motion to end up in a standing position again. To perform this action, force must be applied. Moreover, you also have to apply force to a glass of water in order to pick it up. Both require force, yet, very different amounts of it.
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How to: Pistol squat! If you liked yesterday's pistol drills but can't do a pistol squat yet, this post's for you.
Check out these progressions and do all of them to get that elusive pistol squat.
1. Single leg squat on a bench/chair to increase unilateral leg strength.
2. As you get stronger, lower the bench/chair.
3. Assisted deep squat with leg extensions: work on that mobility and minimize quad cramps!
4. Assisted pistol squats. Use a TRX or a pole/tree.
5. Elevated pistol squats with the toe helper.
I add these into my workouts all the time to keep up with my pistol game.Try them out and let me know how you do.
What else would you like to learn? I will make videos for all your learning desires!
We’ve got @stellarshores bringing us a tribal set for conscious flow. You won’t want to miss it!! Come express yo-self through freeform movement and dance TONIGHT from 7-9:30pm 💫 This is a donation-based event. All are welcome! 🙏
Piking and fear
Having become a bit more confident with piking on a Wunda Chair last week, I decided to give Peak Pilates another go to see how I could transfer that confidence to a different chair.
Setting myself up, I tried to align my shoulders over my wrists. With a medium spring on this Peak chair, I started to move my pelvis up as vertically as I could. Just when the spring was about to fully returned, my fear of falling over took over me again.
I don’t get why I got scared again; I was in control. I think it’s the height of the chair and the way the pedal and the spring moved; it felt like I lost the connection between my toes and the pedal. I kept going for a couple of times - just halfway and up and the fear kept me companied.
1 202 hours ago
Corrective exercise- Scoliosis 2 (脊椎側彎矯正運動2)
Since I watched the corrective exercise for scoliosis from the YouTube of Gray Institute, I want to give it a try.
I have a mild S-shaped scoliosis (see the X ray) with left lateral flexion at lumbar and right rotation at thoracic spine
The third exercise Dr. Gray have suggested is to combine the 1st and 2nd (see last post):
3️⃣Shoulder press to the right + Cable left rotation slightly elevate the right leg and left leg slight internal rotated for stabilising the pelvic. Push the dumbbell to the right with left hand and slight right lateral flex the torso. Meanwhile, Right hand hold the cable to rotate the body to the left.
Full content please see the Youtube of Gray Institute
———————————————————————— 自從我看了Gray Institute Youtube上面放有關於脊椎側彎的矯正運動以後，我就自己來試一試。
3️⃣啞鈴向右側彎肩推 + 繩索向左旋轉 將右腳墊高，左腳跨到前測保持腳尖朝內以固定骨盆，左手持啞鈴往右推，脊椎向右側彎。同時，右手持繩索向左旋轉。
BEING RELAXED IS REVOLUTIONARY
I’m not sure if this is an exact quote, but a friend of mine went to a talk Elizabeth Gilbert was giving, and she said something like this. Then I went and googled it, and yes, she’s talking about a relaxation revolution.
Now here’s the thing…we usually tell ourselves we can relax once we get it all done, once we’re solvent, once we’ve reached some elusive state of success. And this is THE BIG LIE. Your bones, muscles, gut, skin could truly care less about your to-do list. And I know I say this often, but it bears repeating until we get it. What if we chose to relax, quiet our nervous systems, drop deeply into our bodies? What if this were THE MOST IMPORTANT thing on our to do list? And then we responded to and moved through life from there?
Yes, what if? What if we chose to be revolutionary in our approach to this modern, “civilized” life we’re living in? Burn your To Do list, go do cartwheels in a park, laugh and cry until your body settles, and breathe. Always breathe.
As most of you know I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease a few years ago. This is a disease of the peripheral nerves that control muscles. Mine affects my lower legs specifically in the form of loss of muscle, muscle function, nerve pain, muscle/nerve twitching. It is slowly progressive and currently incurable. +
I have teamed up with the @cmtwegotthis Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) to host a charity ride on Saturday, May 2nd at the @flywheelsports Flywheel NoHo Studio. Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which mission is to increase awareness and accurate diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and related inherited neuropathies, support patients and families with critical information to improve quality of life, and fund research that will lead to treatments and cures.
Movement is truly medicine and I’m passionate about raising awareness and helping others. If you can make it on May 2nd it would mean the world to me. Link is in my bio or send me a DM. No worries if you can’t make it, I’ll be hosting another event late summer/early fall. +
I appreciate YOU! Love, Marc
It was the first really sunny day since last Saturday so I got my butt in gear and took a walk to the park with Rooney in tow. It felt good to get some fresh air and let off some steam. Now that the days are longer I’m hoping we can make it more of a routine again. It feels good to move my body, especially working a desk job 8+ hours a day. Are you excited for Spring? Do you find that your rhythms change with the seasons?
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#tbt I had this vision of a socially responsible company that would provide health and wellness education and hands on activities as a means to lift those up that really could use a helping hand. As I got going, I realized this wasn’t going to be as simple as I first thought.
But it was a small yet important progression in changing the narrative around a warped view of fitness and food, and a small step towards using my voice for what I believe true health and wellness modalities were intended for, freedom. .
A tool to point us back to God rather than furthering ourselves from him through placing our efforts in a world full of self help practices void of our healer. Practices that encourage our focus to be on quite honestly meaningless gains, a wellness hamster wheel keeping us from the power within us. And, in turn distracting us from who we were created to be. .
What I realized was that we all needed this message. All income brackets, all walks of life. If we could create a true community around these efforts the better all of us are collectively. And, when we take the time to nourish our minds bodies and souls and aim to live well connected to ourselves, each other and our creator there will be many more of us living free. ✌🏻 #thejrfreedomformula
Posterior Oblique Sling (POS)
Another great exercise for translation of force in both the sagittal and transverse planes.
By bridging the upper and lower body with a fluid closed chain movement, we are producing force from both the lower body (specific glute focus) and upper body (specific lat focus). The trunk stabilisers and global systems have to work together to control the forces of the upper and lower body to maintain balance and the correct lumbopelvic position. #loadwelllivewell#tmsrehab
3 292 hours ago
let me entertain you 🤹🏻
6 372 hours ago
⬆️Raise Your Awareness
💭Test out different stimuli in movements that you’re already doing. In this👆🏽movement I am engaging the lats, and dorsiflexion to hold the foam roller. This will help to keep your hips square.
🔗The ability to take on and manage different stimuli is what movement is all about. Here I am wanting to display a strong single leg stance, which all starts with the foot. 👀Notice how hard that arch is fighting for balance!
3 143 hours ago
Today did not start out great.....I had a short sleep because I was fighting with my son about his history essay way too late into the night (for both of us!). I promised to get up early and help him edit it before school. Rushing to get to work, While cleaning piles of snow and ice off the car. 😖
At this point, I am actually swearing at the snow and completely disgusted with winter.
I then rush home in a break to walk Dallas. We start out on our walk and it is so windy, with snow drifts blowing into our faces, I almost turn back.
I negotiate with myself “ Just a short walk” We put our heads down, one foot in front of the other, and persevere to the ravine.
Once in the ravine, all is still, the sky opens up, sun pours down and we are rewarded for our determination to get there! 😅Dallas hates the photo shoot, but I hope you enjoy these lovely views. It definitely helped me to stop swearing at the snow and complaining about winter! #PerspectiveIsEverything#NatureForTheWin
10 855 hours ago
It is incredibly breathtaking how artistry can flow through human movement. I hope author Mark Twain thought of Dance when voicing “actions speak louder than words”. It is where self expression can blossom and emotional attachment can find meaning; through the eyes of different perspectives.
3 115 hours ago
“Everything makes you wonder
if you're good enough,
if you measure up.
But your standards are
impossibly high for yourself.
Bars you can never reach,
but you stretch.
Stretch yourself so thin...
Just to get to it anyways.
Now it's time
for the comparisons to stop.
To pull yourself back together
The best anyone can ever be
is happy with themselves.”
K.F. FEB 2015
Credit - hellopoetry.com
3 639 February, 2020
“ah, these moments of truths
there are all here
captured like pigeons inside
a box of wood
they will not be killed.”
— Ric Bastasa
A wind down to pigeon pose on a reformer
6 609 February, 2020
Downward facing dog on a reformer 🐕 – Stretch and strength
I had to play around with different combinations of settings to get this 🐕 on a reformer.
• The spring’s weight
• The footbar’s height
• The foot grip
• The perseverance 🙌🏼✨my mental setting
Finally I managed to connect to my lower back and lengthen my spine while resisting the springs.
4 418 February, 2020
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Noses are red, fingers are blue.
I’m tired of winter, how bout you?
Actually I’m going back and forth with the cold. I was over it until we went to Lapland and then of course I really didn’t want to leave. I seem to love the extreme weather. Anything fine or calm I get restless.. but if it’s blazing heat or blizzard snow I just want to immerse myself in it. I’ve always struggled with balance though, so no surprises there. 😂
What is your favourite season?
149 25519 hours ago
Hi guys! 👋🏼 •
My name is Erin, and I’ve never done an introduction/fun fact post, but we have several new faces and the timing feels right SO I’m going for it! •
10 fun facts about me:
1️⃣ I am Georgia born & raised
2️⃣ I had my dream wedding in Hawaii 🤙🏼 to the love of my life @claydarity in September of last year. He is actually from Hawaii and has family out there which is a big reason we chose that location.
3️⃣ I am a dog momma of ✌🏼long haired wiener dogs and they are my heart and soul ❤️
4️⃣ I am a Certified Rehab Nurse and worked for over 3 years at Shepherd Center. Currently, I am a nurse at a functional medicine facility @statwellness functional medicine is fascinating and where I want to further my nursing career!
5️⃣ I truly believe in the combination of medicine and movement and love helping to motivate people on their own fitness journey. Which is why I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Currently leading group fitness classes @ stat as well as taking personal training clients!
6️⃣ I used to be a HIIT workout kind of girl, but have learned that too much cardio can actually prevent you from getting results. I now focus on strength training (3 days a week) and change it up 1 day a week!
7️⃣ I am a sweets person. ALL. THE. WAY. 🍦🍫
8️⃣ I like to call myself an extroverted introvert. I love meeting and connecting with people, but it can really drain me. I am happiest curled up on the couch with my husband and pups and love nights in!
9️⃣ I have an addiction to reality tv shows. 🙊 It is definitely my guilty pleasure, I love gossiping with people about the latest bachelor/bachelorette news😹 🔟 My enneagram is Type 9 and Type 3 which is Peacemaker and Achiever. This describes me to a T! What’s your enneagram? •
So that is just a few fun facts about me, let me know if any of these surprised you ☺️ •
Outfit is all @balanceathletica if you can only buy one thing during their launch next week, I HIGHLY recommend the joggers, so comfy but also flattering! •
My video is on YouTube for the Balance Leader Search 2020 so if you want to watch it, there’s a link in my bio! I appreciate the support and let me know what you think! ❤️
48 46416 February, 2020
'if you’re on the right track doing what serves your soul, then you’re going to feel good, relaxed, and peaceful. your heart will beat steadily, your energy will remain high, and you’ll be relatively free from aches, pains, anxiety, or stress.'
— Sonia Choquette
this quote resonates a lot with me. this year is the year of change. after 6 years of study, i finish university in 2 weeks, which is both encouraging and intimidating.
this year encourages me every day to get out of my comfort zone. in january, i started giving my first yoga classes in a studio which was definitely a big step but also something i hadn't done before. talking in front of 15 people, inventing new classes several times a week, managing the time between my yoga classes, my university classes and my freelance work. it was a challenge that wasn't necessarily easy.
in 3 weeks, i'm starting an internship in a world i don't know, in a job i've never done, in a team i've only seen once. again, it's a bit intimidating but i know it's a great opportunity and if i don't go now, i'll never go. i'm going to have to learn a lot, combine my work and my yoga classes, find time for myself, for my personal practice.
but i'm starting to look forward to it. even though it won't be easy, i can't wait for this new step into the unknown, i can't wait to see what the future holds for me. because everything seems to line up, everything seems to be like what i've always wanted deep down: learning in two worlds that inspire me and have shaped my life, meeting and sharing with new people, finding creativity in routine, bringing a little bit of me to help others.