Integrated Fitness

Learn why moving is important and fitness is more than looking good.

The body is designed to move, and we all know the value of exercise. But real health goes beyond “getting in” our thirty minutes on the treadmill. Real freedom and vitality come when we learn about the basic principles that support our body in movement. Somatic exercise is an approach that deals with fitness from the inside out.

No matter how much time you currently dedicate to working out, taking a somatic approach will help you find ways to bring movement into your life. It’s about having an active lifestyle!

Here are some of my favorite posts to get your on the pathway to a more active lifestyle:

Want to learn more? Check out my free guide: Move Free

Somatic Exercise and Fitness

Learn why moving is important and fitness is more than looking good.The basics (a good place to start):

Why good health requires you to MOVE.
Why breathing matters.
Body Connectivity: The missing link to fitness
How to properly recuperate for improved energy
Improve your eyesight naturally with simple exercises
What is Somatics?
Constructive Rest Position to help deal with stress and exhaustion
Does your posture “stack up” – Secrets to beautiful alignment
Five minute movement ritual to get your day started right.
Why Exercise Matters
The Busy Person’s Solution to Exercise

Core training:

Core strengthening exercises that actually work
10 reasons to never do crunches

Fitness Friday: Learn about different ways to get moving

Overview of Biking
Overview of Crossfit
Overview of Running
Overview of Surfing
Overview of Yoga
Overview of Zumba

Good things to remember as you approach your fitness training:

Don’t forget the benefits of play!
5 ways to a better workout
Lose weight: Toss the scale!
Back pain? Could be your chair.
How to get a flat stomach (and improve your health)
Tennis Ball for Tight Muscles
3 simple stretches for better posture
Are your shoes a health hazard?
The surprising truth about pre-performance stretching
Dynamic Stretching
7 Fun Alternative Workouts
Video: Tabata Style Workout for HIIT

A couple of videos to get your started right:

Video: Computer recuperation
Video: Are you carrying your baby correctly?
Video: Reduce shoulder tension and neck pain

You may also want to learn more about somatic movement therapy to see if working with a movement therapist is right for you.

You can also check out all the posts in this category here.


last updated 12/16/14