With the holidays coming the demand for our time and energy will become even greater. For most of us this means, despite our best intentions, time for self care like exercise gets pushed off in favor of more pressing matters. Often there is all or nothing attitude when it comes to treating ourselves right. If … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have Time…
Category: Functional Movement
First, let me say I hate being cold. But even more than that, I hate being wet and cold. So, when I agreed to go to a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga class this past weekend, I couldn't tell you what I was thinking... Standup Paddle Board Yoga is exactly what it states. Participants move … Continue reading SUP YO!
New Clothes? Yes, Please!
So, those of you who know me know that I almost exclusively wear Lululemon, or more recently Athleta, clothing. I made a promise to myself that when I became a Health Coach, I would only wear clothes I found comfortable - aka workout clothes. See, this comfortable clothing battle has been raging from the time … Continue reading New Clothes? Yes, Please!
Cardio or Lifting Weights?
Since the start of the fitness craze in the 70s and 80s a hot debate has raged. What is a better workout? Is it the lycra-clad aerobics Jane Fonda made so popular, or is it lifting weights like Arnold on Muscle Beach? The answer...it depends. Ideally both cardio and weight lifting should be a part … Continue reading Cardio or Lifting Weights?
This Is Why I CrossFit
CrossFit Route 1 has just changed locations (come check us out!) and that means I got a new office space. So, to celebrate, I headed down to IKEA to for some brand new office furniture...alone. I’ve always been a “I’ll do it myself” kind of girl, and a few years ago buying an entire office … Continue reading This Is Why I CrossFit
This Car Did What…?
Do you know what really grinds my gears? Seeing a car with this bumper sticker. Why? Because I don’t get the big deal. What accomplishment is it to sit in your car and drive to the summit of the mountain when dozens of hikers, standing with you on the summit, have used their legs to … Continue reading This Car Did What…?
Road to the NE Regionals
Last year I was fortunate enough to be a part of a team that made a dream come true. After months of hard work and intense training, 6 friends – the CrossFit Route 1 team - placed 2nd in the 2011 NorthEast Regionals and made it to the 5th Annual CrossFit Games in Carson, CA. It was the first time I … Continue reading Road to the NE Regionals
The Secret Life of a Tennis Ball
I don’t play tennis, softball, or lacrosse, nor do I golf. Yet, if you were to come over my house you would find a little basket containing at least one of each. So, what’s the deal? Cheapest and most personalized massage ever. You know how good it feels to get a massage. The relief you … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Tennis Ball
You haven’t aged a day
This past weekend my husband’s grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday. Four generations sat around the table and looking at the different faces I began to think about the factors that affect how we age. It happens all the time at CrossFit. Someone will reveal their age and a chorus of NO WAYs goes through the group … Continue reading You haven’t aged a day
Is your pain reliever keeping you in pain?
I did it for years, several times a day, almost every day. Every time I had an ache or a pain I’d reach for it. I kept giant 300 count bottles in my medicine cabinet. Yes, that’s right, I said bottles…as in more than one at a time. I’ve been an athlete my whole life … Continue reading Is your pain reliever keeping you in pain?