Fitness

Fitness is more than just working out. Let us show you just how good you can feel.

  • Are you one of the many who hate exercise? You're not alone! Read this.

For anyone who hates exercise. Read this.

I have a secret, and it may surprise you: I hate exercise. There I said it. I realize it may be strange to hear those words come from a dancer, movement therapist, and health nut. But it's true. Exercise has always been one of those "shoulds" that I never really liked doing. During my dancing days [...]

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  • Looking for some effective stretching exercises? Here's a quick 30-second energizing sequence you can do at home or in the office. No leggings required.

Stretching Exercises: Try this quick 30 second stretch.

Looking for some effective stretching exercises? Try this quick 30 second stretch for the most bang for your buck. If you're looking for ways to feel awesome, start stretching. A good stretch can wake you up, unlock tension, and make that too-long car ride seem less evil. The good news is you don’t have to [...]

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  • What does your sitting posture have to do with low back pain? Lots! Learn how to sit properly and the one single tip that will keep your back healthy.

Sitting Posture: The QUICK fix to reduce low back pain.

Let's talk about your sitting posture. And back pain. And how your sitting posture is probably the reason why you have low back pain. And while we're talking about your sitting posture - I mostly want to to talk about your behind. Why? Because I have a bootylicious fix to give you a better butt [...]

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  • How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you need? What if I told you that exercise may be the problem? Learn what your body really needs.

How much exercise is enough? The surprising truth.

How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you really need? And is all exercise the same? What if I told you that exercise wasn't the answer? What if told you there were two BIG problems with exercise. Let's back up. You've heard the story about the Emperor's new clothes, right? You know the [...]

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  • Body image issues. We all got them. But is working toward a "positive" body image the answer? Learn the shocking results from 1000 surveyed women and how to REALLY love your body.

Body Image Issues: Shocking results from 1000 women.

Body image issues. We all got 'em. Big or small. It's hard not to feel the pull to look a certain way into today's image obsessed world. But when it comes to body image issues are we really getting to the root issue? Do body image issues just magically go away as we work to [...]

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  • Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, learn the super simple body hack that will fool even your toughest critics.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. No diets necessary.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds? Stop right there. You didn't really think you could lose 10 pounds that easily, did you? I'm mean, let's be real. If you want to literally lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds you’re going to need to perform some sort of unpleasant surgery. Or give birth. So unless you're ready to pop, [...]

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  • Interested in reading body language? Want to make a better first impression and find your inner confidence? Stop making these 5 body language mistakes.

Reading Body Language: Don’t make these 5 mistakes.

When I was young I used to think that reading body language would open a whole world to me. It was a world where I could better understand people, ace job interviews, or know if my date liked me or not. The funny thing is, during my training to become a certified movement analyst, I [...]

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  • The importance of self-love is an important tactic for healthy living. Being kind to your body may do more for your health than anything else. Here's why.

The Importance of Self-Love: Be Kind to Your Body

The importance of self-love. It's talked about a lot online, but not as an actual tactic for healthy living. Self-love is more than just accepting your body and feeling beautiful. The importance of self-love goes way beyond body image discusses. Self-love is vital to being healthy. While I do believe that how we eat, move, [...]

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  • Want some good posture tips? Check out this comprehensive article on the basics of sitting. Improve your posture and reduce back pain. Super important stuff.

Good Posture Tips: The Complete Guide to Healthy Sitting

Good posture tips are floating all around online. The problem is, most of them don’t address how to maintain good posture while sitting. And with back pain on the rise for so many people, knowing the basics of sitting isn’t just about looking tall and confident. It’s about reducing chronic back pain, having more energy, [...]

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  • Learn the benefits of deep breathing and how to enhance your health with these breathing exercises and tips.

Benefits of Deep Breathing + Breathing Exercises & Tips

What are the benefits of deep breathing? Well, I’ll tell you. But first, take a deep breath in. Go ahead, I’ll wait. When I was a freshman in college my roommate (who I still love and adore) would often be at her computer typing away furiously while I’d be on my uncomfortable twin bed doing [...]

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  • My health journey was a major shift in perspective. What is real food? What kind of exercise is good? I hope my health journey will help inspire yours.

My Health Journey – A Shift in Perspective

It's been a while since I've shared my health journey. For a long time I felt like some sort of “in the closet” crunchy-granola, green-livin’, real-food-believin’ hippie. Sure, the people who really know me know that I believe in health. And if someone asked I’d be more than happy to share a DIY cleaning product [...]

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  • Just because you know the importance of exercise doesn't mean it's always easy to fit in. Learn how to get moving more, no matter how busy you are!

Importance of Exercise: Tips to move more & better.

We all know the importance of exercise… or do we? Is it really just to have defined abs or burn enough calories to eat whatever we want? I remember a conversation I had with a wonderful friend many years ago. She was really getting into running and confided in me her motivation: “I work out [...]

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  • Learn about the free way to boost your health. Earthing benefits range from better sleep and much more. Learn how easy it is to start earthing today.

Earthing Benefits: The free way to boost your health.

Let’s talk about earthing. As a modern dancer I’ve always viewed the feet as the foundation for the body, especially for spinal health. I prefer walking barefoot as much as  possible, and when I buy shoes they MUST be comfortable. And as a somatic practitioner I often look at women wearing high heels and feel [...]

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  • 3 simple stretches for better posture. Good to know!

3 Simple stretches for better posture: Takes less than five minutes.

Stretches for better posture? Is it really that easy?  Yes! It seems that whenever I tell people that I am a movement analyst that they immediately sit up taller, pull their shoulders back, and then sheepishly tell me that they know they have bad posture. Rest assured, I'm not judging your posture. But I do know [...]

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  • Many people deal with neck and shoulder tension. Learn a simple technique to help relieve and reduce shoulder tension and feel more relaxed throughout your day.

Reduce Shoulder Tension For Good

It's been a while since I've posted a video, but I'm excited to share this tip with y'all today. So many people struggle with neck and shoulder tension. In fact, shoulder tension is so prevalent that most people think it's just a part of life. Not so, my friends. In fact, most shoulder tension is a result [...]

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  • 10 great reasons to NOT do crunches. Good to know.

10 reasons why you should NOT do crunches.

Whether a popular opinion or not, I rarely support the idea of doing crunches for ab training. And this is coming from a recovered crunches-junkie. Growing up I did my fair share of crunches. After all, all my dance teachers did them as part of our daily warm-up. In fact, I had one teacher (in [...]

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  • Learn why savasana is my favorite pose... and it's not for the reasons you think. Here are 10 beautiful lessons learned from savasana.

Ten Beautiful Lessons Learned from Savasana

Yoga. Whether you've been practicing for years or have never set foot on a mat, I'm sure there are several images that pop up in your mind about this ancient practice. Do a Google search and you'll get millions of results of thin women holding their leg in their air or basking in a sunset [...]

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  • 6 simple and effective core strengthening exercises.

Core strengthening exercises: How and why

Last week I talked about why I really don't like doing crunches. (You can read that here). Not only  are they potentially dangerous, but they really are not effective for core training. But what exactly do I mean by "core strengthening"? Maybe we should start there first. What is core? Depending on how you view [...]

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  • dynamic stretching

Dynamic Stretching

Let me ask you a question… Do you warm up properly before you work out? Do you really take the time to prepare your body for the rigours of exercise? Yeah, I thought so. Nobody likes warming up. It’s sometimes hard enough to motivate yourself to run in the freezing cold before work, let alone [...]

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  • stiff neck treatment

Stiff Neck Treatment

Do you wake up regularly with a stiff neck? Is sitting at work intolerable, a headache-ridden nightmare? Neck stiffness and pain are so widespread; you probably assume it’s an inevitable part of life, a condition to merely be tolerated. You may experience it so often you’ve stopped even telling your family and friends, opting instead to [...]

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