Tag: Balance

  • Monday Motivation

    Which option will you choose this week? There is no wrong decision.  Find balance. To take a step forward and grow, you might have to take a step backward or laterally and be safe. Push yourself to experience challenges, to take the next step, and grow. However, never underestimate the importance of your physiological and safety needs.  Have a good week!

  • Monday Motivation

    D A N C E as though no one is watching you, L O V E as though you have never been hurt before, S I N G as though no one can hear you, L I V E as though heaven is on earth. – Souza “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep […]

  • Monday Motivation

    This past weekend I learned an important lesson: Always listen to my gut first! Sunday morning I taught my first indoor cycling class at a new studio, with sub-average performance.  When I agreed to teach this class the week prior, I did not feel 100% ready for this new leadership opportunity.  My “training wheels” were still on. […]

  • Exercise Session #20

    What is your fitness goal this year? More strength and core training? More cardio? Engage in a Spinning program? Participate in Cross Fit? Or, just join a gym? Regardless of your goal, try this mixed exercise circuit! For fitness beginners, it will give you an idea of your likes, dislikes, and overall fitness level  –  What […]

  • Balance is Key

    Evolved individuals: Avoid extremes, Avoid extravagance, Avoid excess. – Tao Te Ching, No. 29 Affirmations for Creating Balance in Your Life “Balance is power!“ “Excel without excess!“ “Excellence and balance are compatible partners for achievement in life.“ “Moderate, don’t proliferate!“ “I realize my dreams when I avoid the extremes.“ Guides for Creating Balance in All […]

  • Exercise Session #13

    Phase 2:  Active Flexibility & Strength Endurance Warm-Up Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) Calves  (Gastrocnemius/Soleus), Tensor Fascia Latae, Adductors, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Latissimus Dorsi, Thoracic Spine Gently foam roll each muscle group until tight (sore) region is felt, and then press and hold foam roller on this region for 30 seconds Active-Isolated Stretching Active Standing Adductor Stretch, […]

  • Relaxation

    “Give it all you’ve got” and “going-all-out” are couple of sayings many of us tell ourselves from time to time.  We think that these attitudes are encouragement and as we strive to perform our best, we will be rewarded.  But, in actuality, these thoughts create tension, anxiety, and stress that will hinder performance. Aikido, an ancient Japanese art, implies […]

  • Exercise Session #3

      Phase 1:  Corrective Flexibility & Stabilization Endurance Warm-Up Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) Calves (Gastrocnemius/Soleus), Tensor Fascia Latae (IT Band), Adductors, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Latissimus Dorsi Gently foam roll each muscle group until tight (sore) region is felt, and then press and hold foam roller on this region for 30 seconds Static Stretching Static Gastrocnemius Stretch, […]

  • How to Stay Balanced and Happy During Hectic, Stressed Times

    Recognize Your Non-Negotiable Needs Write down your top two or three things you need to do daily in order to achieve emotional well-being, good physical health, and a sense of balance.  Include the bare minimum you could do to meet these needs.  To meet your needs might require you to ask someone for help or […]