fitness lessons

Fitness Lessons You Can Learn from a Traveling Bikram Yoga Instructor/Personal Trainer

I’ve officially been in the road now for over a week now.  So far my quest to maintain a healthy fit lifestyle is working out pretty well. I’ve gone on some awesome runs. I’ve run around the Marina with views of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. I’ve run along rolling hills of vineyards in Napa. I ran the …

runner's road kill

Runner’s Road Kill! How This Mindset Can Improve Your Running

Road kill: n.  a runner left in your dust. Traditionally Runner’s Road Kill counts are only kept when running 200 mile team relay races.  While you are running your leg of the race you tally in your head the number of runners you pass. Once you have sufficiently fueled (with a sandwich and Coors Light of course, micro-brew if it’s your last leg!) you proudly …

yoga for athletes

Yoga for Athletes: Don’t be the Dumb Jock

We have all heard the term dumb jock. A dumb jock is a meat head, muscle head, fine tuned athletic machine but not necessarily someone you think uses their brain. This is actually the furthest from the truth.  Athletes actually use their brain for every movement they perform.  Every physical task requires a complex system of neural pathways to make …

running drills to improve running form

Running Drills to Improve Your Running Form

  You know it is important to have good running form, but often it is developing that good running form that is hard. The 3 main keys to good running form is: Mid Foot Strike Angles:  Dorsiflexed foot and knee to 90 degrees Forward Tilt Here are some running drills to improve running form:

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Local Parks: The Free Gyms

One of the biggest excuses to avoid jump starting your fitness and healthy lifestyle is the cost.  I understand, gyms can be expensive! One way to avoid high prices is to studio hop.  Many privately owned cross fit gyms, yoga studios, and barre method gyms offer specials for new comers.  During the winter you can try each one through the …

runner's strength workout

Runner’s Strength Workout: Stay Injury Free and Power Up Those Hills with These Moves!

Often runners spend all their time running.–Sound Familiar?? Doing this, leads to overuse injuries as well as that “skinny fat” look none of us want to have. It is important to do strength training a couple times a week, to keep you running injury free and keep your body looking toned and fit. I developed this runner’s strength workout to …