July 9, 2014
WORKOUT WEDNESDAY // SUMMER STRONG SIDE PLANKS
As a yoga teacher, I am always looking for ways to power-up my plank pose. Here is one fun variation . . . turn your plank on its side! Side planks target almost all major muscle groups, including: glutes, obliques, quadriceps, hamstrings, thigh abductors and adductors. Furthermore, strengthening these stabilizing muscles serves to support the spine, especially...
January 20, 2010
How to Choose a Great Fitness Class
This is the time of year when we head back to the gym with resolutions still freshly in mind. More often than not, the first thing we do when we get there is sign up for a fitness class. While this is a great idea for a number of reasons, you are still faced with the decision of which class is the best for you. Here are three quick tips for narrowing down your choices...
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January 6, 2010
It’s Time To Negotiate Your Health
The new year is here and health clubs and fitness programs want you!!! They know that you made a resolution to shed some pounds when the ball dropped and they're eager to capitalize on this ambition by boosting their memberships. However, you can use their desire to recruit you to your advantage by negotiating. That's right. The best deals for joining a gym can be...
December 28, 2009
Do More With Your Resolutions
I get excited every year when January rolls around. The whole month represents a new beginning. Not only is it a time of reflection, it is also an opportunity to craft a new vision for the 365 days ahead. Several years back, I made the conscious decision to shy away from the typical resolution list (exercise more, eat healthier, etc.). I decided to take a more...
December 2, 2009
5 Not So Fun Facts About Splenda®
In roughly a decade of commercial distribution, Splenda® has taken the artificial sweetener industry by storm. Between 2000 and 2006, the percentage of U.S. households using Splenda® products jumped from 3 to 20 percent. It is presently the nation’s number one selling artificial sweetener. With the FDA having approved Splenda and the knowledge...