Moving is Like Cooking a Stew - Efficiency Part 2

training strategy Oct 02, 2016

Let me give you a metaphor to understand how movement works.

Imagine you’re cooking a meal - your favorite dish. I personally like stew, so I’ll gather my ingredients: celery, carrots, potatoes, meat. Some of these ingredients are bigger, some are smaller, some are dense, others...

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The Importance of Different Angles

 

Have you ever been frustrated that you spend significant time stretching, but you're still tight? I’m pretty sure anyone who lives an active life, has experienced something like this before.

 

For some of you, that area of tightness gets worse and worse. If you, for example, spend much...

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Why It's Okay To Be Comfortable During A Workout - Efficiency Part 1

training strategy Sep 07, 2016

Imagine you didn't have to work (out) hard? Imagine all you needed to get fit, was to pay attention?

You don't think that's possible? You probably don't, because you've never experienced it first hand.

I could write for days about the benefits of Pilates, but you are still going to hide behind...

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Understanding Versus Practicing

training strategy Sep 05, 2016

I'm sure you've found yourself in a situation in which you uttered: "Just because I know how to do it, doesn't mean I can do it."

This sentence perfectly describes two different ways of learning and memory: declarative and procedural.

Declarative learning is acquiring information that you can...

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Finding Joy in the Process

training strategy Apr 24, 2016

In a recent conversation with a student, I was once again made aware of doubts that can creep up for some of you. Have you ever wondered: "Will I ever get my body to do what I want? Will this method help me? Will it be worth it? I don't think I can do it."

Do you remember when you first learned...

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Sensation is Information

training strategy Apr 09, 2016
 

Our bodies work in mysterious ways. 

Even though our bodies were created from the same blueprint (human), the way we have moved over the course of our life so far, has developed our muscles in a certain way.

I've recently had an episode of pelvic misalignment and had some pain in my left...

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Why Pain Can Sometimes Be a Good Thing

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

Imagine your hand got zapped with a tiny electric shock each time you were about to pay with your credit card, even though you don’t have the money to pay it off right away. Some of us might be okay with that, right? What if it would zap you whether you’re paying for your groceries -...

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When Screwing Up is a Great Idea

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

I bet you have worked out to a workout video before. Of you have gone to a group exercise class. You might have even done a lot of that. You put in all these hours of hard work, but for some reason your back is still bothering you. Or your neck actually got worse and felt tighter after a few of...

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Let Your Weaker Body Parts Have A Chance Too

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

I'm sure you've heard the saying: "A chain is only as strong as the weakest link." It's sometimes used when referring to sports teams or other group efforts. I would like to apply this concept to the muscles in your body. When all the muscles in your body are working together to perform a...

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How To Match Up Your Body With An Exercise

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

I like ice skating, it requires some skill and grace, which is something that I enjoy (with my dance background). My boyfriend Chris and I were invited to an ice skating "party" on a lake. The ice must be hard enough since it's been so freakishly cold around her recently. Chris tells me that he...

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