Month: July 2015

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Are you looking for a quick activity to restore your mind, body, and spirit from the craziness of this week? Power through today’s Core Circuit: 15-Minutes Do it for you! WARM-UP (2x) Jog in place: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks: 30 seconds Wide Squats: 30 seconds Butt Kicks: 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch: 30 seconds (slow tempo) […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    It is Friday at last! Round up your friends, family, or coworkers and gather in an open space… Release this week’s stress, tone your core, build lower and upper body strength, and have fun! WARM-UP (2x) Jog in place: 30 seconds Cross-Jacks: 30 seconds Ice Skaters: 30 seconds Forward-Backward Hops with Wide Stance: 30 seconds Wide […]

  • Mid Week Stretch Break

    Do you experience sciatica or low back pain? 3 Main Causes Herniated Disc: A bulge in the cushioning between the bones of the spinal column. Bone Degeneration: Irregularities in the vertebrae Tight Hip Muscles 6 Stretches to Provide Relief Herniated Disc? Press Up (top image) Position body on stomach (prone) with elbows aligned directly under shoulders […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Work Your Core and more! WARM-UP Jumping Rope: 30 seconds Jumping Jacks: 30 seconds Ice Skaters: 1 minute Regression: Perform side steps or curtsy lunge Progression: Add hop with back foot off floor Butt Kicks: 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch: 30 seconds (slow tempo) Alternating Groiner (dynamic stretch): 5 – 10 repetitions with 1 – 2 […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Fun Friday Circuit …Make it happen! No regrets! WARM-UP Jogging in place:  1 minute Butt Kicks:  1 minute – 30 seconds (slow tempo), 30 seconds (fast tempo) High Knee Touch, Diagonal: 1 minute – 30 seconds each side Ice Skaters: 1 minute Regression: Perform side steps or curtsy lunge Progression: Add hop with back foot […]

  • A Friend in Need…

    San Francisco Bay Area friends, classmates/colleagues, and blog followers,  the 7-year old daughter of a former trainer at my gym in San Rafael was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The cancer is inoperable, and the adorable little girl is currently undergoing alternative therapies.  Body Kinetics has graciously agreed to host a fundraiser, and raise money to support […]

  • CORE Fit Friday

    Have you ever bent over to pick up an item off of the floor and… ouch!… injured your low back? I will teach you core strengthening exercises designed to increase your mind-body connection, firm your midsection, and prevent injury. The core musculature is your body’s foundation, similar to the foundation of a house. All (arm and leg) movement needs […]