personality

The Psychology of Personality: How Knowing Yourself Better Can Keep Your Fitness Goals On Track

I recently attended The World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland, Oregon.  The conference was 3 days jam-packed, full of lectures and workshops all led by entrepreneurs, writers, and artists.  One of the of the many great speakers I heard was Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project.   In her lecture, Gretchen pointed out that in order to be happy you …

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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 …

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Bands and lines: A runner’s strength training routine!

If you are a runner, it is very important for you to have a runner’s strength training routine to keep you from developing common running injuries: shin splints, runner’s knee, and plantar fasciitis.   The following exercises will help you strengthen your stability muscles to help protect your knees, strengthen your anterior tibialis to protect against shin splints, and help …

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Time for yourself.

This weekend I had one of the hardest yoga classes I have ever had in my life. I made it through the first 3 warmup postures before my body told me enough was enough. I sat for the next three postures…postures I HATE to sit through. I thought, if I just focus on my breath maybe I can finish the …