Strength vs Flexibility: the age-old question

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Strength vs Flexibility: the age-old question

    At some point in your life you might have wondered: “what’s MORE important for me: STRENGTH or FLEXIBILITY?” Maybe it was trying to answer the question of why you continue to have that nagging back pain? Or perhaps it was during that Yoga class when a static warrior pose was SO hard to Continue Reading

5 of MY BEST Basic, Functional, Get-in-Shape Exercises

These can be done just about anywhere, anytime, with no equipment…and with 3 different levels of difficulty, by just about anyone. Bird Dogs: This has many different names, but whatever you want to call them, there should be minimal trunk movement, the spine straight & level. Easy:   start out just 1 leg, then 1 arm at a time Moderate:   do opposite leg & arm at the Continue Reading

Back Pain – Part II: What to do?

Ok, hopefully you’ve gained some insight into why your back is spasm-ing, now what should you do about it? Well, it goes without saying, there are lots of “experts” out there with lots of advice. Are they right? At risk of sounding like a broken record – it depends…on what exactly the cause is.  But, Continue Reading

Back pain royally sucks, no doubt (I speak from personal experience). It will strike most of us at some point in our lives- some people earlier than others, some more intensely and debilitating than others, some recover quickly while others it becomes a chronic condition. Why? The first answer is: genetics. You got what you’re Continue Reading

Admission of Guilt!

  Ok, ok, I’m going to come clean: I have NOT lived up to my previously stated goal of writing a blog & sharing tips and tricks to keep on your New Year’s goals every week, as I said in February’s post…not even every 4 weeks…more like every 6. BUT – that’s OK. I’m not going Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions-friend or foe?

We’re back! After a much too long hiatus (Sam, we miss you), we’ve resuscitated our blog. And couldn’t be a better time! This is the time of year that many, possibly even you, decide to make positive change in their lives and get in shape. GO YOU! Don’t listen to the naysayers or statisticians that Continue Reading

Bust Out of Your Salad Rut with These 4 Original Recipes

The transition of seasonal change — even though it happens every year, four times — is always a bit… funky. Not only are you swapping out your wardrobe, adjusting to the additional hours of daylight, and digging through your storage room for dust-covered box fans, but all of a sudden your well-oiled-machine of a mealtime Continue Reading