The ability to kneel or sit on the floor and get back up is one of the best ways to preserve our mobility and predict our overall fitness and longevity.
This simple act may not seem like much but, when you stop and think about it, our ability to be able to control our bodies and the strength it takes to “pick ourselves up” off the floor is priceless.
This is particularly important as we get older. This simple act works every muscle in our bodies and it works our balance, core strength, upper body strength, leg strength, flexibility, coordination, mobility and stability.
I find this movement will also reveal any strength weaknesses we may have.
Along with tailored exercises to help address these weaknesses, the repeated act of moving from the ground up will help to restore the strength.
As babies we learned to crawl before we could walk and the ground helped with that, the ground as resistance.
If this is a challenge for you, start slow and work your way up. Use a sturdy object as support to help you get stronger.
Everyone needs a coach, a motivator , a cheerleader, someone to be accountable to. Let me be YOURS!
Each person comes to me with a unique “story” and movement background. No two bodies are alike, and will not be doing the same workout. Each person has different goals and movement patterns, so the workouts are tailored to each person.
I take the time to plan (write out) each and every session for my clients, but, I can also change the routine depending on how your body is feeling that day. Everyday the body asks for different things and it is important to tune in and listen.
My training style is a mind and body experience. You will work in the sessions, but you will also have fun.
Feel free to reach out to me by filling out the consultation on my website. I look forward to working with you.
I am often told by my clients that my teaching style is unique and in the sessions/classes they feel encouraged, strong and capable in doing the exercises. They never feel like they can’t do a particular move or exercise sequence and they always feel better after class.
My goal as an instructor is to “meet” each and every client where they are physically at that given moment.
Every exercise I teach, starts from the “base”, where we start slow and layer on “moves”.
By doing this I am giving each person options in class. I am a firm believer in listening to your body.
Remember, you are strong, your body is amazing and I applaud you all always.
I don’t typically share too much personal stuff online but I wanted to share this. This morning I woke up feeling off, just not myself. Not sure if it was anxiety, frustration or overwhelm or a combination of all three. At this point I decided to sit, relax and breathe. I allowed myself to feel all the feels.
I made myself a nice breakfast, I ate slowly and acknowledged all my senses. I gave myself some grace and about 2 hours later I moved my body in a restorative way. No crazy exercises just a gentle Pilates flow and it helped a lot.
There have been many studies showing that movement helps to improve moods. That saying movement heals definitely helped me today.
How has movement helped you?
I will share the flow in a few days on my You Tube channel so you will have it for when you are having one of those days.
I always plan or write out my workouts for the week on a Sunday night. I have been doing this for many years now. This has kept me committed, accountable and focused. However, every once in a while I lack that the motivation to workout.
I am sharing this to let you know that yep we ( trainers) have those days as well. I completely understand the ” lack of motivation” or “the just not feeling it today” mood. I get it! I also know, that sometimes just pushing yourself a little (with in reason, obviously if you are sick then rest) and by committing to exercising for ten or thirty minutes that day your mind and body will thank you and, you will feel so much better.
These shorter sessions can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room. They don’t have to be anything fancy, the key is to move. Remember movement heals.
Let me know in the comments some of your tips to get your workout in when its “one of those days”.