You should be doing Pilates

Yes, that is right. You should be doing pilates on a regular basis. Here’s why: It will change the way you move. You see, it’s all about posture. Poor posture produces pain. Most of us have bad posture. We live in an anteriorly based world. Just imagine sitting at a computer 8 hrs a day and what that does to someone’s posture. Or standing over a table preparing meals all day. Or driving a truck all day. Gardening. Everything we do is forward based. That can all lead to shoulders that round forward, heads that drop forward and rounded upper backs. Take that posture and keep adding age to it. Oh, and don’t forget gravity pulling you forward and down. Bad posture can lead to a whole host of health problems. Migraines, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis & golf elbow, spine misalignment, poor circulation, and even depression. Pilates to the rescue! Pilates is based on the proper alignment of the spine. Basically one goes from slouching forward to standing up tall. When your body is in alignment, everything falls into its proper place. Shoulders roll back, the head rests on top of the neck, not forward, the back is tall and not slouched. Pilates does this by… deeply strengthening the abdominal muscles. A strong core is important for stabilizing your spine. Maintaining a strong core keeps the back strong and keeps the body in proper alignment. Through Pilates, you learn how to engage the core to strengthen the abdominal muscles through a series of small, isolated movements using mainly your body weight. improving posture. With Pilates, you practice proper spinal alignment...

Workout at Home!

Yay for summer! It’s my favourite season because…..SUN & HEAT! Living on the West Coast makes me feel pretty soggy by the end of winter/spring. I just love how summer warms up my bones and gets me ready to handle another wet, cold season. Plus I LOVE the bright mornings and longer evenings. I can really only come up with positive things about summer except for one thing…. the lack of routine. Once the kids are out of school and the days get longer and you spend more time on the beach, it’s almost impossible to stick to a dedicated fitness routine. Not to mention all the extra delicious snacky food and beverages that are everywhere. Oh, and patios! How fun are patios??? So what can one do to maintain their fitness routine? Workout at home! Here’s a truth bomb: It’s more important that you stay consistent with your routine than what you do during your workout. Do you get that? If you just drop exercise altogether, getting back into it is way harder than before. BUT if you keep working out consistency, it doesn’t matter what type of exercise you’re doing. With that in mind, I have created an at-home no-equipment needed workout you can do in under 30 minutes. It’s flowy and fun and will make you sweat. Don’t think this will be some easy workout. Nope. It’ll challenge you  to work your body and even sweat a bit;) Here’s what you get with this package…..a workout sheet so you can keep track of your workouts, a video to accompany the workout sheet so you know exactly how...