We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.– Aristotle
The Barefoot Movement
For years I’ve knocked the barefoot running movement, convincing myself that my bulky shoes and SuperFeet insoles reduce shock and improve my alignment. After test-driving barefoot running on the beach this month, my perspective on barefoot running has totally shifted and I now understand the hype. My body hasn’t been so sore from a run in a long time, a true testament to the...
Pump your jam!
Sometimes there’s no better motivator for your workouts than some rockin’ jams. We know a lot of you have been battling some nasty wet weather out there so we have put together a Rainy Day Fitness playlist on Spotify to get you fired up about running in the rain. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the songs… Blind Melon - No Rain Eminem - Rain Man Eurythmics - Here Comes...
ritapeace: This is beautiful!
What I learned from slacking
This week I had my first slacklining experience - it’s basically a wider, bouncier tight rope that works your balance and core strength. Climbers love it because it helps improve body awareness and control. With so many years of yoga experience, I thought slacklining would come to me naturally. Boy, was I wrong. Here are a few insights I gained that we can all apply beyond...
10 Reasons Why Chicks Dig Guys Who Do Yoga
Seems like every time I go to a yoga class there are more guys on the mat. But I still have male friends who are hesitant to give it a try. Well, they need to get over it. Because chicks dig guys who do yoga. Here’s why: 10. They develop patience – going to yoga regularly forces you to become patient with yourself, your body, and all things outside of your control. Many guys have...
Step Up to the Barre
Today I tried my first barre class, which is a ballet-influenced exercise that incorporates some strength training and pilates moves. Having no formal dance training besides a kindergarten ballet class and busting some moves on the weekends, the ballet-inspired routine seemed a little intimidating to me. I had also heard horror stories of the intensity of barre workouts from girlfriends who had...
Drink more water
There are some age-old sayings that can’t be drilled in us enough. Eat your veggies. Floss your teeth. And one of them being…drink water. It is especially important to keep up with your water intake if you are exercising regularly - meaning you should probably be drinking even more than the daily recommended 8 cups a day. Water helps keep our bodies balanced and can make us feel...
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into...– William Barclay (via moveyourbooty)
You’re halfway through your spin class - your quads are burning, the intensity keeps increasing and thinking about finishing the last 30 minutes seems insurmountable. Some people say 90% of success is just showing up, but it’s that last 10% of yourself that can lead to incredible results. During those times when you are tempted to give up, you would be amazed how much strength you...